Saints Row developer Volition Studios has announced Agents of Mayhem via a cinematic trailer, and more details were announced at E3 2016. Here we explore the Agents of Mayhem release date, platforms, gameplay and official trailer (above). Also see: What to expect from E3 2016 and 22 most anticipated games of 2016.

IGN had the exclusive on the announcement, and comments on how the new game is in keeping with Volition's usual modern design. Three 'heroes' (a term we use loosely, since the agents aren't always the good guys), use their unique skills to take on the bad guys in an open-world landscape with lots of open-world action.

As IGN writes: "It's an exclusively single-player open-world action game featuring characters with cool guns, gadgets, and abilities to toy around with."

Agents of Mayhem release date and platforms

Confirmed in a little more detail, Agents of Mayhem has a 2017 release date (a more specific one TBC) and will launch on PC, Xbox One and PS4.

Agents of Mayhem gameplay

The game is a spin-off from the Saints Row series, which takes place after the 'recreate earth' ending of Saints Row: Gat out of Hell. The plot revolves around an organization known as Mayhem (they are the good guys), founded by Persephone Brimstone (a character from  Gat Out of Hell) and funded by the Ultor Corporation. Baring the Saints' purple fleur-de-lis logo, Mayhem's goal is to stop terrorist organization Legion from destroying the world's nations.

You'll play in a third-person view in a futurustic version of Seoul, South Korea, billed as "the city of tomorrow". In Agents of Mayhem you'll control three agents at a time with a total of 12 to choose from - each with their own unique abilities and style. In the demo two of the four agents are women and the final game will have roughly a 50/50 split.

See more in the Agents of Mayhem cinematic trailer at the top of this page.

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