Saints Row pulls its socks up with new customisation options

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
Saints Row is opening up the closet, garage, and gangster-church base for all the customisation. The new trailer for Volition's upcoming game knows all you care about is outfitting your boss, recruits, and shady undertakings in a pirate theme.

This Saints Row entry might be the fifth (discounting two spin-offs), but the team at Volition appear to be ready to let you play with a more creative array of customisation options than ever before. The showcase trailer appeared on the Saints Row website, with a corresponding PlayStation Blog post to fill in the gaps.

"We offer the best, most vibrant mix of customization features that make this by far the best customization toolset in a Saints Row game to date," wrote creative director Brian Traficante. As a result, "you can put anything on without limits and rules."

The Boss (see: the player) can be any gender, any skin tone, and have as many prosthetics as one could dream of. With all the different textures, prosthetics, tattoos, piercings, scars, veins, muscle definition, and other stuff available, there should be plenty of room for creative minds to play. Naturally, this leads to clothing customisation with layered clothing making a return so you can ensure you have the best socks for your rampage. So, hopefully, all players should be able to accurately represent themselves or, alternately, produce an eldritch creature that you can control with glee as you freak out the local neighbourhood.

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One of the parts of the game that we are most excited about is car customisation. There are 80 to find and make unique as you roam Santo Ileso, though don't forget about the boats, jet skis, helicopters, cars, trucks, bikes, and hoverboard. You can change the paint, body, wheels, underglow, windows, and more. There are Signature Abilities too, like ejector seats, wrecking balls, or crab steering for strafing street.

On top of that, weapons can be changed to suit you, with different models, paints, finishes, cases, and more. Then there are the HQ alterations you can make at locations around Santo Ileso... we literally don't know how much more customisation the team could have stuffed in the game.

Well, these trailers have reignited our excitement for the game! How about you! Will you be following us down the yellow brick road in your drivable pirate ship? Let us know in the comments!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and other gaming news. He writes about exclusives like The Last of Us and Horizon, PS Plus news, and his favourite games — The Witcher, Assassin’s Creed, and God of War — before an evening swim.
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