Story Welcome to Santo Ileso, a vibrant fictional city in the heart of the American SouthWest. In a world rife with crime, where lawless factions fight for power, a group of young friends embark on their own criminal venture, as they rise to the top in their bid to become Self Made. Customization Tweet— Twitter API (@user) data-datetime="date">date Create the Boss of your dreams, with the most extensive character customization suite ever seen in the series, then complete the look with incredible options for weapons and vehicles. There are eight voice options You can upgrade any vehicle to go off-road, so if you want to take a garbage truck out to the desert and spin donuts, knock yourself out. Gameplay Gunplay is said to be more precise but with an arcade feel. It's still Saints Row, but they spent a lot of time refining the combat to make it feel really good. There will be XP and leveling to unlock skills, along with perks though it isn't based on what Volition has done with previous games. There is a new twist in how they are handling it. Said to have a lot of depth. They have added more options and choices when players are in fights. Weapons Volition promises that it's still planning to introduce some ridiculous over-the-top weaponry as is the series' trademark by this point. Shoot revolvers from the hip, fire and forget with a rocket launcher, or obliterate up close using melee heavyweights, complete with brutal takedowns. A vast variety of familiar and exotic weapons, all customizable. The World Discover the Weird, Wild, West – Dive in to Santo Ileso, the biggest and best Saints Row playground ever, spread across nine unique districts surrounded by the vast, majestic beauty of the Southwest Desert. Santo Ileso will have nine unique districts, each one having its own theme and culture. El Dorado district looks like a low-rent Vegas with rundown buildings peppered with neon lights, while Montevista is a more affluent area with gated communities guarding large houses with swimming pools. You will be able to call in reinforcement as you grow your empire. Districts are built with traversal variety Financial districts for example had massive tall skyscrapers that offered verticality. You can jump and use the wingsuit off of them. In the video presentation we saw deserts, canyons, green golf fields, small towns, harbors, and more. The world itself offers tons of opportunities for sandbox fun. They showed off-road driving, carjacking, construction demolition, and a helicopter picking up a car as fireworks went off behind it. Built with exploration in mind and the most diverse sandbox Volition has created yet Fast travel confirmed. Properties As the Saints begin to battle with the three other factions and slowly take over each of the regions, players can take over vacant lots in each region and use them to set up new bases. Players will be able to buy real estate properties and use them for various criminal enterprises. One such example includes starting a drug-running business using fast-food meat trucks as cover, like Gus Fring's chicken operation from the TV show "Breaking Bad." "These buildings come with player choice, where and which structures you opt for will impact the world. You can build your own fast-food drug-running ring, protection racket Auto theft company, Arms dealership ,Car Shop, Fighting Academy, Laundromat,Toxic waste dump and a hospital. "You're building criminal ventures, and each criminal venture is unlocking its own custom gameplay with it. And that's in addition to all the other stuff that you can do out in the world." Quirk further expanded that, "As you place buildings in your criminal empire you're building a crew, you're acquiring employees. Based on your choices of what buildings you place, you're also placing additional Saints there." Insurance Fraud supports a "sort of questionable medical clinic" you can build, and isn't the only returning activity, though the lads are tight-lipped on any others for now. The Lieutenants Eli A bowtie-wearing MBA and one of the four founding friends that start the Saints. The planner and financial guru in the group. "He didn't realize the business he was going to build was a criminal empire," Bernstein said. "So that means the next step is to make connections with people that can shoot guns." Neena Is the driver/mechanic with a background in art history and anthropology , and was jettisoned from Los Panteros, one of Santo Ileso's enemy factions Kevin The Idols are another faction, and they tossed out Kevin, a DJ party animal character. The Gangs Los Panteros Los Panteros, are the tough guys who have been natives to Santo Ileso for a long time and are proud of its history, to the extent that they've taken over a rundown, formerly thriving car manufacturing factory and turned it into their base. They specialise in melee attacks and blunt, heavy weapons. Marshalls Aprivate military conglomerate that owns Santo Ileso's commercial district, Marshall specialises in futuristic technology so players can expect a high-tech showdown if they approach them. Little landmine drones that fire laser beam lassos, that sort of thing. Idols The Idols, are loud and brash, they're driven by fame and run around in bright pink and blue suits and robot masks. Basically, if Deadmaus and Daft Punk had ever decided to form a gang, this is what it would have looked like. Vehicles/Driving Blast through urban and desert environments in any one of the cars, bikes, planes, helicopters, VTOLs, hoverbikes, hoverboards, go-karts or equip your wingsuit to swoop around. The demo I saw showcased plenty of cars, motorcycles, helicopters, bulldozers, wingsuits, huge stunt jumps, off-road driving, and a ton more We did spend a lot of time with a driving model to try to make it as drivable as possible," he said. " You will still be able to fire out the window like you could in previous games, but we've gone a different route in terms of the way the car combat works. You're using the car more as a weapon in Saints Row than you are using your firearms. As a result of that, we didn't feel like we needed to try to come up with that cruise control mechanic from the past." Cars aren't the only mode of transportation — aircraft, hoverboards, wingsuits, and bikes are also in the fleet. Wingsuits are even the premise for one of Saints Row's side hustles. Mini Games Insurance Fraud One thing definitely returning, however, is the minigame activity. Volition chief creative officer Jim Boone said it wouldn't be a Saints Row game without it, and said a few other fan-favorite activities would also come back, though he didn't name-check any others. CO-OP Experience everything on offer with a friend at any time, via fully untethered drop-in / dropout co-op, skipping the need to take either of you out of the outlandish action. Play nice together, or play all new pranks on your team mate. After all, who's the Boss now. "Every mission in the game is a co-op mission," promised Rob Loftus, Volition's executive producer. That includes co-operative play across console generations, too, Loftus said.