Saints Row 5 in the works?

Actor-comedian Jay Mohr tweets about recording voice work for a "new Saints Row video game."

More Saints Row is on the way, it appears. Actor-comedian Jay Mohr (Pay it Forward, Jerry Maguire) tweeted last night that he was in a sound booth to record voiceover for a new entry in the over-the-top open-world action series.

"About to do my voice over work for new Saints Row video game. #showbiz," he said on Twitter with the image at left. Six characters are shown on a monitor in the background, but we can't make out who they are specifically.

It's not clear if Mohr was recording voice work for Saints Row IV DLC or the next full entry in the series, presumably Saints Row V. We asked publisher Deep Silver, which acquired the Saints Row franchise and developer Volition in January, but the company declined to comment.

Mohr is a self-professed fan of video games. He has performed at BlizzCon and co-hosted the D.I.C.E. awards in past year.

Saints Row IV launched in August 2013 and sold 1 million copies during its first week. Deep Silver parent company Koch Media CEO Klemens Kundratitz labeled the game a critical and commercial success, suggesting a sequel is likely.

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therealjeffw
therealjeffw

I think that the peak of the series was Saints Row 2. It had realism to it that slowly went away in 3 and practically doesn't exist in 4. Sure Saints Row 2 had some aspects to it that weren't exactly believable but they were very minor aspects. I'd rather see the series go into a completely different direction and bring back the realistic aspects of the series. I've actually thought of an idea for Saints Row 5 or a Saints Row reboot/remake where after the events of Saints Row 4 the remaining members of the Third Street Saints used the time machine the Zin Empire had to prevent the attack and keep Earth from being destroyed...The gang eventually falls apart due to the leader focusing on being the president but decades later a group of people that are the sons and daughters of the original Saints form a new gang called the Sons of Saints. The setting of the game will take place in an enhanced and redesigned version of Stilwater where the Saints were originally formed and will as always include 3 rival gangs along with law enforcement.
The first 2 wanted levels will strictly be standard police, 3 stars will be police and SWAT, 4 stars will become the FBI and maybe cops+SWAT, 5 stars will be the military. The weapons featured will all be more realistic like the ones used in Saints Row and Saints Row 2 but there will also be weapons from Saints Row The Third (all if which will be based off of real weapons) and there will also be new weapons to use.

Returning from the first 2 Saints Row games are:
Katana, pepper spray, nightstick(but it'll be a stun baton), Vice 9, 44 Shepard, AR-50 XMAC, Crowbar, GAL 43, NR4, Tombstone, and Knife

Returning from Saints Row The Third are:
45 Shepard, AS3 Ultimax, D4TH Blossom, Grave Digger, KA-1 Kobra(renamed and redesigned as KA-2 Kobra), K8 Krukov, TEK Z-10(renamed and redesigned as TEK Z-20)

Returning from Saints Row IV is the Guardsman AR.

There are also new energy/laser based weapons and new regular weapons:
Apex 7, AR-100(updated version of the Saints Row 2 AR-40), Justice, Kilo 22(updated version of the Saints Row IV SWAT SMG), Mauderer, McManus 100(bolt action rifle), McManus 3000, Shepard Prototype(revolver), SL8te, Thunder Maker(Shotgun Revolver), Triple Threat(3 barreled shotgun), and Vengence 3.

The rival gangs will be:
Black Bullets - A gang that will mostly be a biker gang but will also drive muscle cars and large trucks
The Faceless Assassins - An Asian gang similar to the Ronin
Lakeside Crew - Upper class rich gang

All vehicles will be based off of old, current, and future designs and some will only be unlocked once the whole story is completed. You don't have to have 100% just beat the storyline and you will get them. Cars, trucks, and SUVs total 120 there will also be about 10-20 motorcycles/atvs. There will also be 9 armored trucks, 8 planes/jets, 7 helicopters, and 3 tanks. There will also be a Chenowth Scorpion Desert Patrol Vehicle.

The customization for most of the vehicles will be based off of Need for Speed(front bumpers, rear bumpers, side skirts, spoilers, rims, hoods, roof scoops, exhausts, paint, vinyls/decals, headlights, tail lights, and underglow neon lights).

The character creation options will be a mix of Sants Row 2 and Saints Row The Third along with some new additions(modify face shape and features, eye color, return of dual colored hair, more hairstyles and facial hair than ever before, more facepaint/makeup, WWE CAW/CAS style of changing body type and shape, and the ability to change the height of your character)

The clothing options are going to use more of the Saints Row 2 ability to have layers(undershirt, over shirt, jacket, etc.) the color options are going to be based on the WWE style of adjusting the bar between every color you can imagine instead of specific colors). There will be multiple items of clothing based of off movies such as Blade(1, 2, and Trinity), Resident Evil, Starship Troopers, GI Joe, Transformers, Spawn, Minority Report, Riddick, Mortal Kombat, Friday the 13th, Ghost Rider, The Crow, Underworld, Karate Kid, The Punisher, and Iron Man.

I am still working on missions and the story to it but all customization, vehicles, most clothing, weapons, and character options have been taken care of. If you like this idea I have and would like to see it happen then please like this and if you have any additional ideas feel free to reply.

jsoe142
jsoe142

In saint row gat out of hell it let you choose a ending and if you choose to recreate the earth then the saint row won't extist but they are cops. I hope it like that or they find a new home world.

zhaylilbrofist
zhaylilbrofist

There taking a time travel back to the suliunination back to earth and they have to stop it and kill zinyak and all the aliens I will go away and viola is alive Oleg and josh is alive so that's why there going to a new city

fieryermine
fieryermine

4 was fun, but I think I liked 3 better. I'm hoping 5 goes back to the Gangsta roots, but I hope it retains its sense of humor.

Senzerar
Senzerar

Well if you guys can't see who the characters are in that picture.. 


From L to R.

Oleg, Pierce, Shaundi, Protagonist, Gat, Zimos, Angel... and it's a SR3 wallpaper... :D

daniel100500
daniel100500

I Must Admit... sayin' how to next COD will look like is easy but not the same about this game...

juan_samar
juan_samar

I hope in Saint Row 5... There is a Zombie Apocalyspe...not a ALIEN -_-

jamzrk
jamzrk

@juan_samar  They did a Zombies in Saints Row The Third. Through story progression something happens that causes exposure to something that causes zombies that are locked on a island in the middle of the city with the bridges up. You had to ramp the bridges to get into the area. After you do a mission around there you gain access to call a van to your location that opens and releases a small horde of zombies that will kill things. The virus wasn't really potent. It didn't spread but they did zombies.


So likely they won't do the same trope twice. Unless it's their thing. Which zombies isn't.

ECH71
ECH71

@juan_samar  Oh God no! That's one of the things that's been done to death. Everywhere I look there's zombie games, tv shows, movies...

joesguy
joesguy

Most likely it's DLC, given Vogel's model is already hidden in SRIV's game files.

faeast91
faeast91

Awesome! just finished the third


My firm faizibr91 passed Nazeq.org evaluation

grelschster
grelschster

If Volition had actually bothered to finish SR IV and sorted the numerous game-ending bugs rather than focussing on sub-par DLC, this news might have been worth caring about...

pimpofdoom
pimpofdoom

I still think Saints Row 2 was the best in the series but I'm still a fan of the series and a fan of Jay Mohr as a comedian and voice actor. I guess you win again Volition, you sold me another Saints Row game.

Hurvl
Hurvl

Well, there's nothing wrong with Mohr Saint's Row games.

themc_7
themc_7

I enjoyed SR4, but I think I'm done with that series. 4 was identical to 3, they just added super powers. 


Maybe I'll rent or buy cheap. They still are really fun games.

ECH71
ECH71

@themc_7  I enjoyed SR3 a lot more than SR4. SR4's super powers were great but didn't make up for the depressing story, the lack of day/night, safe houses you can enter, etc.


It was a bit boring knowing the whole game takes place within a simulation and that nothing you do matters because it's all AI.

Primeyuri
Primeyuri

I really think SR4 was one of the best games of 2013 and highly underrated, It had everything a real game should have. not a another interactive movie but fun gameplay in a not serious world doing whacky things. 

Tiwill44
Tiwill44

You mean Saints Row 3.2? Saints Row 4 being Saints Row 3.1, of course.

finaleve
finaleve

I get the feeling it's gonna be a series reset.  The way the 3rd went was pretty... strange.  It wasn't a bad game but it tried to do too much in the small window it had.  4 felt like they wanted to wash that all away somehow.

4 IMO was pretty damn amazing though.  I did a couple playthroughs to get my main character through and played out Nolan North (which was great).  Laughed all the way through.  Even the "Enter the Dominatrix" DLC, though short, was pretty fun to play especially for that ending).

airfoemoe
airfoemoe

I hope they make this exclusively for the PS4.

bouff
bouff

I hope they bring this to PS4. and lets cross our fingers for a true sequel from SR2...... don't get me wrong I had fun playing SR3 + 4 . But after a couple of hours your just left thinking is this it, a half arsed story and not much to do with side missions. with SR4 I was even more disappointed as you could fly-ish but they didn't make the map big enough to take advantage of it.

cvantu
cvantu

@Auriken@jessie82dude, you really got him! I mean...there has been too many GTAs in the last 5 years. I really wish Rockstar would quit flooding the market. At least Saints Row is offering completely new games that is obviously not a reskin of the one before...well...like all of those GTAs between 2008 and 2013. Are you getting the sarcasm yet? I would try saying things that are less stupid.

Auriken
Auriken

@cvantuOh the irony. Good job with that utterly stupid remark, because yes I am getting the sarcasm. Because I was also being sarcastic dumbass.

biggestnewb
biggestnewb

please just disregard the last 2 games, make it some kind of dream or something to kill the stories off and just expand on what SR2 had going. just do that.


the whole gang storylines SR2 and san andreas had going back in the day were dope.


saints row 2 is easily one of the best games out there. for a sandbox game at the time, there were so many things to do and you actually wanted to do them. 

mattcake
mattcake

SR always feels like a missed opportunity. It's fun, but the engine runs like junk and the cars handle with no inertia and look like a 4yr old drew them. Shame, cos there's a lot to like with the variety of the gameplay and the customisation.

sanechupp
sanechupp

Need more Saints Row with different worlds modeled after cities and countryside. They need to leave all this space junk out of it. Saints Row 4 felt kinda cheap with the way the vehicles handle and look. Saints Row doesn't have an aliasing issue like GTA has atleast and the graphics could be improved though 

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

This is garbage, probably they will release an expensive dlc again, just like SR4.


shadowkiller11
shadowkiller11

Some how in some way they jumped the Bridge with Saints Row 4 and considering 3, that's quite a feat. Still intrigued though.

rufusamatrix
rufusamatrix

A little bit less chaos, a little bit more challenge and no more giant purple dildos please...!

blackciti
blackciti

I actually liked saints 4 more than I thought.

alcaclarke
alcaclarke

No more Super powers please. Ruined the game.

pszone
pszone

@alcaclarke believe me they not going too because did it to take piss at matrix and other super hero stuff .

AndCarlsen
AndCarlsen

I was sure Saints Row V would be made at some point, but I didn't expect them to start working on it so soon.  I'm excited for the next entry in the series, but they probably should wait a little before starting to work on this.

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

@AndCarlsen I disagree.  If they're done with Saints Row IV they should start on V now and take their time to do it right.  If they release the next game in 2014 then yes, it's too soon.  I don't see any issue with them starting on it now.


Unless they were to take a break from Saints Row and make a Freespace 3.  In which case then I totally agree!

pszone
pszone

Well people get this straight I love Saint Row because not meant to be like gta .  The game just taking the piss out movies and games which think cool.    

I think Saint Row 5 need bigger map and need to take piss Back To Future   and bill and ted since next game might something to do with time.  

I know last game wasn't all great but didn't have enough time to do next gen because THQ went burst.

Next game be next gen only. 

tomservo51
tomservo51

I had mixed feelings about the last one.

thecman25
thecman25

I'm not going to lie but SR4 was an ok game I would have played it more but I hate the fact that the side missions were the same thing every freaking time, I also hope they improve the story

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

If they are making SR5 I hope they up the customisation. I know there are other things that could use improving but it's a shame that it was a step back from SR2. The diversity in how far you could move sliders and how many different pieces of clothing there are is good, just not acceptable when you can see it has been downgraded.

_Judas_
_Judas_

hopefully this next title will be available for PS4 and Xbone.

kidflash2000
kidflash2000

Saints Row is freaking hilarious, and a blast to play, unlike GTA V after you beat it...actually is fun to play...sorry had to be said people...GTA V has like zero replay value....

caloc
caloc

@kidflash2000 saints rows canned animations when u shoot or melee people kill the replay value for me,much rather play gta over

kamikazeespleen
kamikazeespleen

@kidflash2000I am a bigger fan of the GTA series and loved GTA V...until the end of the game. Agreed, theres nothing to do. The businesses you can only afford if you did some stock exchange fixing early in the game rather than later but thats it. No vigilante missions, no nothing.