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Saints Row reboot release date, gameplay, returning characters, and more

The Saints Row reboot release date has been confirmed and we have all the details on the reboot

One of Saints Row's main characters sits on a sign with a Sniper Rifle.

Saints Row is back with a fully-fledged reboot that takes the series back to its origins with a new cast of characters, technical upgrades, and gameplay changes. Grounding the cast of characters in a realistic world, Saints Row drops some of the barmy aspects from the series’ past, instead telling a contemporary tale about building a crime empire.

Revealed during Gamescom Opening Night Live 2021, Saints Row made an impression with its purple-infused reveal trailer that kept the trademark style and action of the series.

But, right now, there are still a lot of unanswered questions about Saints Row that fans and newcomers are keen to know, such as gameplay details, returning activities and characters, story information, and of course that all important Saints Row reboot release date. Well, enough about the backstory to Saints Row, let’s get into the announcement.

Saints Row Reboot Release Date

The Saints Row reboot release date is August 23, 2022 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.

The game was set to release in February 2022, but Volition delayed the game to give the team more time.

Saints Row Reboot Story

Saints Row is a complete contemporary reboot of the series with no connection at all to previous games. Volition told The Loadout that it has a different kind of story to tell and Saints Row 4 was so outlandish that it felt the was right to return to the realistic roots of the series.

In fictional Santo Ileso, you play as you own customisable protagonist who will form The Saints, alongside your partners Neenah, Kevin, and Eli. Tired of being driven down the path expected of you, you embark on a journey to become Self Made, taking on lawless factions of gangs, battling for control of the city.

Police attack an armored car.

Saints Row Reboot Setting

Saints Row is set in the fictional location of Santo Ileso. Based off the American south-west, it is a rural location filled with diverse and open environments unlike anything seen before in a Saints Row game.

Santo Ileso is the biggest city in any Saints Row game, split across nine districts. Each of these districts have there own feel, themes, and inhabitants. Each district has a number of traversal opportunities beyond just driving and walking.

Two people stand in a back alley next to a car.

And, that covers the key information about Saints Row’s reboot including story and gameplay details and the Saints Row reboot release date. Be sure to keep an eye on The Loadout for more information as we get closer to its launch.