When THQ went down in flames, one major franchise a lot of gamers were worried about was Saints Row. This series went from being a laughable GTA wannabe to becoming one of the greatest and silliest open world titles on the market.

Volition was acquired by Koch Media during the THQ auction. Koch Media is the company that owns Deep Silver, the publisher behind titles like Dead Island. Deep Silver let Volition stay on track with their project, and now Saints Row IV is a real thing with a genuine release date.

Catch a storm of the action expected to occur in the game by watching the trailer above. Saints Row IV will launch for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC platforms on August 20th, 2013 in North america. Other regions will see it on August 23rd.

No plans for next-gen consols were announced.