Agents of Mayhem is the next game from Volition, the house that makes the Saints Row franchise. I bet you would have been able to guess that was the case with all the purple on display in the screenshots and video here, a point we actually talked to them about for a different story.
Today we have a new trailer for Agents of Mayhem called Franchise Force. It does that thing where a boss wants to recruit some heroes to help their task, someone says maybe that isn’t such a good idea, and then we get a montage of how hilarious, goofy, yet amazing this crew actually is. If you’ve seen your share of action movies, then you’ve seen this trope in action before.
It works. Here’s the clip.
This sort of reminds me of Overstrike
Overstrike was the really great looking game Insomniac was working on a few years ago. It looked hilarious and offered a team of high-tech heroes with ridiculous personas. It was scrapped and changed into Fuse, though, and that bombed.
This reminds me of Overstrike, in a good way. I hope it’s as fun as it seems.
Agents of Mayhem will hit the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC platforms on August 15, 2017.