Volition has offered new details on what fans can expect in terms of characters and customization options for the Saints Row reboot – and why we haven’t seen a lot of license-typical purples yet.
In a post posted on the official Saints Row website, Volition answers some questions raised by the community about the characters we will see in the reboot, how the customization might work, and why The trailer does not use the typical Saints Row purple.
As for the new characters, Volition offers more info on three upcoming Saints and the player-controlled character, the Boss. Saints Row intends to present the Saints as a full-fledged criminal organization to launch their new story – which means that the new characters in the reboot are not necessarily going to be criminals but rather progress during the game.
New members featured by Volition include Neenah, a pilot who dabbles in gang activities to fund her team; Kevin, a DJ and Entertainer who debuts as a member of the Idols; and Eli, an entrepreneur who is only interested in making money. Volition also specifies the character of the “Boss,” saying that fans will customize their role in the game by deciding how they will run their empire.
In terms of customization, Volition claims to have “developed the biggest customization tools,” for any Saints Row to date. The developer reaffirms that these will allow players to customize many elements of their avatar. In addition to choosing to play “a cold blooded killer or an extravagant looking freak,” players will be able to select the voice with eight different voices, four female, four male. The different layers of clothing will also be back to clarify his style. According to Volition, the vehicles will also carry many customization options.
As for the lack of purple in the Saints Row trailer, Volition explains that it is due to the origin story style of this new title. There would be no reason to worry because the typical color of the series, the identity of Saints Row, will become clearer during the game.
“You start by showing the Saints at the start of their criminal enterprise, and during the game they will train the Saints and climb the ranks of organized crime, reaping the riches and recruiting along the way,” the team said.
“The more they go down this path, the more you will see the purple ‘uniform’ come into play, and the more their HQ or troops will be visually decorated with the purple fleur-de-lis of the Saints. “