Press Release

Saints Row Story Trailer Meets the Self-Made Crew Gunning to Take Over Santo Ileso

Be Your Own Boss and Stake Your Claim in a Bustling City Ripe with Promise, Opportunity, Insurance Fraud, and Absurd Antics
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Larkspur, Calif. (Aug. 16, 2022) - Deep Silver and Volition today lobbed an explosive new Saints Row trailer through the sunroof of an uninsured rental while barreling down the road to the sprawling city of Santo Ileso. The new footage follows The Boss, an aspiring “entrepreneur” ready to lead crew members Neenah, Eli, and Kevin to the top of the world using any means and/or weapons necessary to build a criminal empire worthy of the Saints. Saints Row explodes into retail on Aug. 23 on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Stadia, and PC through the Epic Games Store for $59.99 (
Catch the new spoiler-free trailer here:
There’s just one problem: three established factions already call Santo Ileso home between The Idols, Los Panteros, and Marshall Defense Industries. The Saints will need more than diplomacy to pull influence away from these ruthless crews dominating the city to make room for their own operation - good thing the Saints specialize more in felonies than pretty speeches.
Saints Row’s criminal world calls for no-holds-barred depravity, pushing the Saints to put the competition in its place through unique problem solving. Wingsuit out of a chopper, turn an outhouse into a wrecking ball, crank up the chaos while pranking a friend in co-op - whatever you do, don’t take the simple route forward. Even side hustles are more fun in Santo Ileso - you’ll earn extra cash while expanding your rule through criminal ventures, choosing which part of town to start semi-licensed food truck turf wars in or to plague with rampant insurance fraud.
The vibe of the Saints is up to you: Saints Row’s Boss Factory encourages limitless creativity and experimentation with The Boss’ wardrobe, appearance and attributes, letting you pair your one-of-a-kind leadership with an unmistakable look - from your character to your ride and arsenal. Make The Boss a dapper, sleekly dressed business person or the soiled vagrant in a taco costume that Santo Ileso’s children hide from. Your brand is in your hands, for better or worse.
With Eli’s masterful planning, Neenah’s peerless getaway driving and Kevin’s knack for shirtless murder, the Saints only need one more thing to run Santo Ileso: a leader. Step up as the self-made badass destined to evolve Santo Ileso and get ready to turn the city’s criminal world upside down; it will never be the same once the Saints arrive.
Saints Row will shake Santo Ileso’s food chain up when it launches Aug. 23, 2022 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Stadia, and PC through the Epic Games Store. Pre-order now to get the Idols Anarchy Pack for free:
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©2022 and published by Deep Silver, a division of PLAION, Austria. Developed by Deep Silver Volition LLC. Deep Silver, Saints Row, Volition and their respective logos are trademarks of PLAION. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are property of their respective owners. All Rights Reserved.
Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds by creating products of the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver has published more than 200 games since 2003, including its own brands like the open world extravaganza Saints Row, the zombie action franchise Dead Island, and the gritty, post-apocalyptic Metro series. Upcoming highlights from Deep Silver include the next entries into the Saints Row, TimeSplitters and Dead Island franchises. Deep Silver development studios include Deep Silver Dambuster Studios and Free Radical Design, both in Nottingham, UK; Deep Silver Fishlabs in Hamburg, Germany, and Deep Silver Volition based in Champaign, IL, USA. For more information please visit All product titles, publisher names, trademarks, artwork and associated imagery are trademarks, registered trademarks and/or copyright material of the respective owners. All rights reserved.
Deep Silver Volition combines long-standing industry experience and state-of-the-art technology with creativity and a strong dash of humor, to create the truly unique gaming experience their fans know and love. Its portfolio comprises the critically acclaimed Saints Row series of games, Agents of Mayhem, Red Faction, Descent/Freespace and Summoner series. It is currently working on the next Saints Row game. The studio is in downtown Champaign, Illinois. The Champaign-Urbana metropolitan area is home to the University of Illinois and is a diverse, growing community that combines the arts, a vibrant technology sector, and affordable housing. Deep Silver Volition currently employs over 240 talented people. In 2013, Volition joined Koch Media / Deep Silver as one of their three international development studios. Four years later, the group was acquired by Embracer Group. To learn more about Deep Silver Volition, please visit the official website, and follow on Twitter @DSVolition and Facebook @VolitionGames.
PLAION is a leading independent developer and producer of games and entertainment products, with ten development studios and five publishing units based all over the world. Founded in 1994 as Koch Media, PLAION offers a unique breadth of services and solutions, dynamically growing its business to push ourselves and our partners to the forefront in all the segments we operate in.
PLAION runs a multi-label strategy, with fully owned publishing units, such as Deep Silver, Prime Matter, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt, publishing games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels.
Additionally - as a global publishing partner - PLAION has formed long-term multinational publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, Focus Multimedia, Giants Software, Koei Tecmo, Paradox, Sega, SNK, Square Enix, Techland, THQ Nordic, Tripwire, Warner Bros and many others.
With its parent company in Höfen, Austria - and the HQ in Munich, Germany - PLAION owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong.
PLAION owns ten game development studios: Deep Silver Volition (Champaign, IL, USA), Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham, UK), Fishlabs (Hamburg, DE), Warhorse Studios (Prague, CZ), Milestone (Milan, IT), Voxler (Paris, FR) , DigixArt (Montpellier, FR), Flying Wild Hog (Warsaw, Kraków, Rzeszów, PL), Free Radical Design (Nottingham, UK) and Vertigo Games (Rotterdam, Amsterdam, NL). Additionally, PLAION collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.
Part of PLAION is also PLAION PICTURES, a leading independent film distributor in Europe with a library of more than 1.400 titles. Further business operations include Sola Media, a sales agency and production company for family entertainment, Spotfilm Networx, a multi-channel streaming network, and a sub-label dedicated to Japanese animation.
PLAION also owns the leading video game merchandise company DPI Merchandising (Denver, Roseburg, USA and Munich, DE) and a Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc, CZ.
PLAION is an Embracer Group company.

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