Agents of Mayhem could add more Saints Row characters, suggests developer Deep Silver Volition. An open-world single player shooter, Agents of Mayhem is also set within the same universe as the Saints Row games.
Agents of Mayhem already has a diverse cast of characters, including a Hollywood actor, a drone pilot and a foul-mouthed sailor.
Agents of Mayhem: Details on New Characters, Progression System
At E3 2017, Agents of Mayhem‘s project design director Anoop Shekar shed more light on the game, including teasing that more Saints Row characters could join the roster. When asked whether the game could introduce more characters from other universes, Shekar was coy, answering with “possibly.”
‘Possibly’ isn’t an absolute confirmation but it stands to reason that the game could add new characters as DLC. As Shekar noted, Agents of Mayhem is already set to feature several Saints Row characters at launch including Pierce Washington as ‘Kingpin,’ Oleg Kirlov as ‘Yeti,’ and Johnny Gat will also be available as a pre-order bonus.
During the interview, Shekar also detailed how players would be able to progress with these characters. The developer said that players will have access to around 20 different difficulty levels, which is based on the player’s average level across all characters. However, “you can choose to make it easier or harder depending on how well you play games or what you like to do.”
Moreover, as characters level up, players will unlock different gadgets for them. Agents of Mayhem also allows players to customize these characters, earning points which can be distributed. Shekar promises “a lot of depth” in how players outfit their characters and use them to take on different challenges.
Admittedly, when the first Agents of Mayhem gameplay was revealed, there were some key concerns including whether the game would have that Saints Row personality. Recent previews and the new ‘Bombshells’ trailer (embedded above) do seem to suggest that Volition has managed to remedy that and no doubt, the decision to include several Saints Row characters will help. But exactly how close the developer is to the mark can be seen soon.
Agents of Mayhem will be released on August 15 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
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