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Volition Unveils New Agents of Mayhem Trailer

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Volition, the developer behind the comical Saints Row series, has released a new trailer for its upcoming project, Agents of Mayhem, as well as some details about the game’s release.

The new trailer gives players a preview of some of the absurd driving and explosive gameplay featured in Agents of Mayhem. Similar to Saints Row, Agents of Mayhem will be a hilarious spoof on open-world, third-person, single-player action games such as the Grand Theft Auto series. The driving and goofy narrative reinforce the over-the-top animations and cartoonish graphics. Watch the full trailer below:

Agents of Mayhem is being developed for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game is scheduled to release on August 15, 2017. Deep Silver will be handling publication.

Development on the game began shortly after the release of Saints Row IV. Unlike the Saints Row series, Agents of Mayhem features multiple playable characters. Volition decided to take the approach of implementing a variety of playable characters due to Saints Row fans cosplaying as the franchise’s supporting characters rather than the central character. Moreover, Volition wanted players to form strong connections with Agents of Mayhem’s characters. As a spin-off, Agents of Mayhem takes place in the Saints Row universe after the “Recreate Earth” ending of the Saints Row IV expansion, ‘Gat Out of Hell.’

Volition is an American video game developer located in Champaign, Illinois. The company is a subsidiary of Deep Silver. Volition is most known for the Saints Row and Red Faction series of video games, as well as the 2005 video game iteration of The Punisher—which was published by THQ for PC, PlayStation 2, and Xbox.

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Troy Baker Discusses His Return as Joel in The Last of Us Part II

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Troy Baker has spoken about his return to the role of Joel in Naughty Dog’s upcoming title The Last of Us Part II.

During an exclusive interview with OnlySP at Supanova Comic Con & Gaming, Baker was asked how he felt to return to the role alongside Ashley Johnson, who plays Ellie in the sequel to the acclaimed 2013 title.

“The first day we were on set was when we shot [the PSX reveal] trailer,” Baker revealed. “We go through rehearsals and stuff, and we walk through it, and things get real serious all of a sudden, when we heard both of our voices. When you put everything together, that’s when Ashley goes away and Troy goes away, and you’re left with Ellie and Joel.”

Baker noted that the first time creative director Neil Druckmann spoke to him about the potential of a sequel was during the British Academy Video Game Awards in March 2014.

Check out a clip from our exclusive interview with Troy Baker and Nolan North—including the revelation of North’s return as David and the significant musical numbers featured in the game—above, and stay tuned for the full interview.

Druckmann recently revealed that Baker and Johnson had completed their main work on the game, describing it as “the most ambitious cinematic shoot we’ve ever done.” Before that, he stated that the final scene of The Last of Us Part II has been shot, with Laura Bailey recently completing her performance capture for the title. Druckmann also revealed that the rapper Logic and actor Travis Willingham will also be appearing in the game.

Earlier this month, a screen of the game’s weapon upgrade system was leaked in a promotional video, with some noting that weapon variation may be present in the game’s revision of combat.

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