Deep Silver and Saint Row developer Volition have announced Agents of Mayhem, a new open-world action game that exists as part of the Saints Row universe coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2017.
Here’s an overview of the game, via Deep Silver:
Meet the Agents of M.A.Y.H.E.M. (the Multinational Agency for Hunting Evil Masterminds) – a motley outfit of unique and diverse Super Agents recruited from around the world to thwart the destructive schemes of the evil supervillain organization L.E.G.I.O.N. (the League of Evil Gentlemen Intent on Obliterating Nations).
Featuring an original storyline, trademark over-the-top open-world gameplay, and the look-and-feel of a distinctive superhero cosmos, Agents of Mayhem is pure Volition. The title exists as a part of the Saints Row universe, sharing certain story elements, symbolism, and design inspiration with the multi-million selling franchise. Building on the skill of the AAA studio to continuously surprise, endear, and engage players, Agents of Mayhem represents the culmination of over a decade of open world experience and creativity.
In a simultaneous global assault, L.E.G.I.O.N. has taken control over the nations of the world and the only force left to stop them is MAYHEM. Led by the mysterious and no-nonsense Persephone Brimstone, MAYHEM’s elite Super Agents are called to the city of Seoul, South Korea. Led by L.E.G.I.O.N. Minister Doctor Babylon and his diabolical lieutenants, a nefarious plot is set in motion to build a world-altering device that will grant unrivaled power to the supervillain organization. In order to stop LEGION and take back the world, the Agents of Mayhem will traverse a sprawling urban battlefield from the ground to the rooftops and team up as a super-agent collective to stop LEGION at any cost.
Success is far from guaranteed and collateral damage will be substantial, but it’s all in a day’s work for the Agents…
IGN will have new previews of the game over the course of the next month, where they’ll reveal what players will actually be doing minute-to-minute, and what kind of people its characters are. Their coverage will also include first-ever gameplay footage and a hands-on preview.
Watch the cinematic announcement trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.