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Gatoutannounce1280Last year we all enjoyed Saints Row IV for the Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, and PC.  Not long after that, a series of downloadable expansions were released for the game, and after that came the inevitable complete edition.  Normally that's where the story would end, but developer Volition isn't going to miss out on some sweet next generation action.  At PAX today, the company announced that it's bringing Saints Row IV and its DLC to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One along with the previously release DLC under the title Saints Row IV: Re-elected.  As if that's not enough, there's a new semi-sequel on the way to last generation and current generation consoles plus PC in which the Saints gang goes to Hell.  Here's Game Informer with more information:

Publisher Deep Silver has revealed that an expansion pack for Saints Row IV is on the way. Called Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell, it stars fan favorites Johnny Gat and Kinzie Kensington as they team up to rescue the Saints' boss from the clutches of Satan.

After a Ouija board game gone wrong, the leader of the Saints is kidnapped and taken to hell in order to marry the devil's daughter, Jezebel. Johnny and Kinzie descend into hell to save their boss – with the help of some familiar faces, like Saints Row 2's Dane Vogel. Players can freely swap control between either Johnny or Kinzie, or team up together in online co-op. 

Hell will use your save data from the prime Saints Row IV game to put your own unique boss player character into the cutscenes, so if you played the base game on, say, a PS3 and plan to play the new release on a PS4, you'll miss out on that sweet continuity.  Since I never bothered to get the other DLC, I may just double dip on the entire experience for PS4 to replay the base game and then experience the DLC and Hell fresh.  I'm very attached to my boss character; Saints Row just isn't the same without her.  While I'm sure there's criticism about Volition revamping their last generation title for current hardware as so many developers are doing these days, at least there's new material involved.  Both Re-elected and Gat Out of Hell will be available in January as standalone products or a bundle.  Prepare yourself with this trailer.