Gat From Saints Row Will Be Playable In Agents Of Mayhem
Agents of Mayhem
(Last Updated On: June 8, 2017)

Deep Silver confirmed that Johnny Gat from Saints Row will be a playable character in Volition Software’s upcoming Agents of Mayhem, the third-person, open-world, action-adventure game due out this August for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Daniel Dae Kim is also back voicing Gat, which is a huge bit of news for anyone who really loved his work throughout the other games and standalone expansion pack missions.

Gat, in the world of Agents of Mayhem, follows the story thread after the events of Gat out of Hell, the standalone DLC expansion for Saints Row IV. Gat was able to reset the Saints’ universe and managed to end back up in Seoul, South Korea, which is where the events of Agents of Mayhem takes place.

Gat, however, grows up to become a cop instead of a gangster, but ends up in a coma and wakes up only to find that the rest of the police force have been replaced with robots. As a reckless police officer out for revenge, Gat will have to fight the robots and the evil that plagues Seoul… but mostly the robots because he hates robots for some reason.

Now before you get your hopes up too high, you’ll have to settle for knowing that Gat is not freely playable in Agents of Mayhem. The character is a special pre-order bonus for those who commit to a purchase before the game releases.

This is very disappointing news for people who were hoping there was a redeeming quality about Agents of Mayhem that didn’t include pre-order bonus DLC.

On the upside, Gat’s alternate universe story reminds me a lot of Sleeping Dogs. On the downside, you’ll have to commit to a very mediocre looking Agents of Mayhem in order to play Gat, who has his own story missions, his own person missions, his own personal weapon skins, vehicle and character skins.

The pre-order bonus also includes additional skins for some of the other cast of characters as well.

A trailer was oddly not included with the news but I’m sure it’ll be arriving soon enough featuring the foul-mouthed gangster from the purple-themed open-world action game.

Agents of Mayhem is due for release on August 15th for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.


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  • tajlund

    This game still bugs me. It’s still missing whatever it is that makes me love SR3 and 4 so much. I really haven’t seen any sign of the open world yet, maybe that is it. All it looks like is a knockoff of Overwatch or Battleborn forced into a single player mode. It doesn’t have personality like SR, and it doesn’t have engaging gameplay so far. I fear that if we are this close to release and they have yet to show interesting gameplay, then there isn’t any to show.

  • Phasmatis75

    This just reeks of desperation. Rather pathetic.

  • Kyle Haddad

    I’m not even going to try to make some kind of joke here. Gonna be straight up with you guys and just say that I don’t fucking care about this game.

    • That seems to be the general opinion from most gamers.

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  • Disqusted

    I lost interest in anything Saints Row when the devs started attacking gamers and prostrating to SJWs. That’s what I remember, anyway.

    • Bamf

      Just curious, when did they do that?

      • Phasmatis75

        Seconded. I don’t remember this.

        • Disqusted

          Replied to Bamf above. Took a little digging. In the end it was 6 to 7 Volition employees. No idea how many they have, but they probably don’t speak for the others.

          • Phasmatis75

            Thanks, but if a company is willing to tolerate this, then the company is probably riddled with them. Going to assume it’s terminal cancer situation and wait for restructurings.

      • Disqusted

        I remembered them badmouthing GamerGate, but I just tried looking up “volition” and “GamerGate” and couldn’t find anything.

        Unless it was under the title “Saints Row dev” like an article on PCGamer entitled “Saints Row 4 developer says Anita Sarkeesian “is right” in latest Tropes vs. Women in Videogames”.

        Maybe I forgot and it was that, which is just as bad to me because Sarquasar has greatly profited from slandering gaming.

        • tajlund

          Which is strange since SR4 and 3 are two of the most politically incorrect games ever. Even the gay scenes in 4 were mostly played for laughs and were probably offensive to most gays. The SR series was def. not something for SJW’s.

          • Not quite. Go back and compare SR4 to SR2. SR4 was way more politically correct than SR2. There were no strippers in SR4, and in SR2 they were a lot more straight-laced about their violence, intentions and treatment of other characters.

            They even had a pornstar, (Sasha Grey I think?) in SR3 give you a little speech about treating prostitutes as sexual objects during that mission where you had to save the crates full of prostitutes. In order to be politically incorrect in SR3 and SR4 they went for the absurd, but only barely, as opposed to being mean-spirited about it like in SR2, where some characters died some horrific deaths and had some very unheroic moments (like Shaundi being held hostage by her abusive ex-boyfriend, which they played up to an over-the-top degree in SR4 to make it seem more “fun” compared to how it was portrayed in SR2).

          • tajlund

            I don’t know, I’ve only made it a couple hours into SR2 and hate it. It takes itself way too seriously. It might be my old age showing but I prefer the fun, insanity of 3 and 4.

            I didn’t even notice the stripper thing. But, that is a good point. I also don’t remember the prostitute mission but I can see where that would happen. They did try to point out that Shaundi had become much too serious by 3 and 4. That was actually a plot point in 4.

            I do agree that the Veteran Child sequence in SR4 was bad. It wasn’t even a fun mission.

          • Well SR2 definitely isn’t going to be to everyone’s tastes. I think Volition was definitely a lot edgier with the way they handled the content in that game, though. Gat losing his girlfriend and getting hospitalized was a pretty big subplot throughout the Ronin arc, and it was one of the reasons it made him a far more likable character than how he was portrayed in the following outings.

            But yeah the Veteran Child thing reeked of “We have to make sure Shaundi is portrayed as empowered! We have to find a way to retcon the relationship abuse she suffered in the previous game!”

            SR2 obviously had its problems, but I did like that the supporting cast was a lot more fleshed out and a little more likable than how they were portrayed as annoying and a bit overbearing in the subsequent games.

          • Well SR2 definitely isn’t going to be to everyone’s tastes. I think Volition was definitely a lot edgier with the way they handled the content in that game, though. Gat losing his girlfriend and getting hospitalized was a pretty big subplot throughout the Ronin arc, and it was one of the reasons it made him a far more likable character than how he was portrayed in the following outings.

            But yeah the Veteran Child thing reeked of “We have to make sure Shaundi is portrayed as empowered! We have to find a way to retcon the relationship abuse she suffered in the previous game!”

            SR2 obviously had its problems, but I did like that the supporting cast was a lot more fleshed out and a little more likable than how they were portrayed as annoying and a bit overbearing in the subsequent games.

          • tajlund

            Actually it was kind of funny. They undermined their own plot from SR3. The whole point of SR3 was that they had become arrogant and overbearing and forgot who they were. So, they had everything taken away from them and had to rebuild. Then in 4 they just said Fuck it, let’s be super heroes. Sure they took away the earth, but they gave back Gat and Fun Shaundi. Then at the end of Gat out of Hell, they let them find their own best version of earth.

          • tajlund

            Actually it was kind of funny. They undermined their own plot from SR3. The whole point of SR3 was that they had become arrogant and overbearing and forgot who they were. So, they had everything taken away from them and had to rebuild. Then in 4 they just said Fuck it, let’s be super heroes. Sure they took away the earth, but they gave back Gat and Fun Shaundi. Then at the end of Gat out of Hell, they let them find their own best version of earth.

          • Disqusted

            I played a little of 2, didn’t like the not-so-great quality. 4 is the only one I really played through. I liked the silliness and culture references, but the thing that bugged me the most was knowing it all happened in a virtual world where most people aren’t real. That takes away a lot of the meaning, I think.

            I also really liked the alien badguy (forgot his name) and wanted to recruit him instead of just killing him. They made him too likeable.

          • tajlund

            Zinyak was likeable in an annoying way. If you like the silliness and pop culture references then you need to play 3. It’s in the real world and has everything you loved about 4. The gameplay will be instantly familiar to you from 4, but without the superpowers. I predict that your favorite character will quickly become Oleg.

          • Disqusted

            I don’t remember if I ever tried 3, to be honest. I may have, but I just can’t remember.

          • SR3 is identical to SR4, the only difference is that SR4 gives you super powers, which may either make the game more exciting or more boring for you.

          • Not quite. Go back and compare SR4 to SR2. SR4 was way more politically correct than SR2. There were no strippers in SR4, and in SR2 they were a lot more straight-laced about their violence, intentions and treatment of other characters.

            They even had a pornstar, (Sasha Grey I think?) in SR3 give you a little speech about treating prostitutes as sexual objects during that mission where you had to save the crates full of prostitutes. In order to be politically incorrect in SR3 and SR4 they went for the absurd, but only barely, as opposed to being mean-spirited about it like in SR2, where some characters died some horrific deaths and had some very unheroic moments (like Shaundi being held hostage by her abusive ex-boyfriend, which they played up to an over-the-top degree in SR4 to make it seem more “fun” compared to how it was portrayed in SR2).

    • Bamf

      Just curious, when did they do that?

    • Bamf

      Just curious, when did they do that?

  • Ax

    nope