Saints Row IV gameplay trailer finally puts dubstep to good use


— 10:26 AM on May 10, 2013

These days, every other game trailer seems to be set to a dubstep soundtrack. The latest Saints Row footage brings the wub, too, but not how you'd expect. It turns out the game has a dubstep gun that causes your enemies to either convulse or dance, I can't tell which. You can see the unique weapon in action starting at the 1:05 mark.

Yeah, that looks pretty ridiculous—in the best possible way. Over-the-top action seems to be a growing theme for the Saints Row franchise, which started as more of a GTA-alike. The next chapter looks more like Crackdown, complete with superpowers that allow you to speed across the open world, leap up tall buildings, and toss cars as if they were nothing.

Oh, and there's a giant mech, too. If you complete the Mech Suit Mayhem challenge, you can watch the mech do a pretty good rendition of the robot dance.

While the folks behind Grand Theft Auto seem increasingly intent on staging a deep narrative within their sandbox, I get the impression that Saints Row's developers just want you to play in the sand. They're certainly providing players with plenty of toys. And Saint's Row IV will also have a multiplayer mode. You'll be able to get a taste of the game August 20 on the PC and current-generation consoles.

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