Volition has been awfully quiet since the last Saints Row game graced all of our lives with its goofy, irreverent presence last year, but that silence is about to end. Introducing Agents of Mayhem – Volition’s new baby, and our focus for June’s IGN First.
In some ways, Agents of Mayhem is exactly what you’d expect from the open-world action vets, but in quite a few others, it most certainly isn’t. I’d be happy to explain, but it might be easier to show you first. Check out the lengthy debut trailer below.
As you can see, Agents of Mayhem is in keeping with Volition’s modern design ingredients: an urban landscape, lots of open-world action, and a touch of the whimsical. As the trailer hints at, you play a squad of three agents, and use their unique skills in tandem to beat back the bad guys; which isn’t to say you’re necessarily controlling the “good” ones. Though they’re definitely a lot nicer than the mustache-twirling megalomaniacs of L.E.G.I.O.N., the agents of M.A.Y.H.E.M. aren’t exactly heroes with a capital “H” either, which is part of their charm. Imagine letting the Suicide Squad loose in a futuristic version Seoul, Korea and you’ve got one foot in the ballpark.