If you could sum up the Saints Row series in one word, ‘absurd’ would fit rather nicely. Agents of Mayhem however threatens to push the absurd even further as the Saints Row spin-off arrives.

In an attempt to stop the sinister, Morningstar led group, LEGION (that’s the League of Evil Gentlemen Intent on Obliterating Nations), you will be thrown into a futuristic interpretation of Seoul, South Korea, and left to enjoy the skills of 12 unique and diverse Agents of M.A.Y.H.E.M. You’ll find characters familiar to Saints Row fans such as Pierce Washington (under the alias ‘Kingpin’) and new characters including the assault rifle toting actor, Hollywood. These guys can be used to explore the world and complete missions in order to progress you in your journey – as you attempt to stop LEGION and uncover each character’s backstories.

Every character will have unique abilities and special moves, as well as different weapons to utilise, with all coming packed with a triple jump to traverse the open world if cars don’t take your fancy. Furthermore, mods can be unlocked which enable you to improve an agent’s combat efficiency, whilst new gadgets and skills can also be given to your customizable Super Agents. With all this, you can guarantee that Agents of Mayhem will be a crazy romp through a vibrant city, taking out the LEGION operatives and their evil plans to control the world!

Key features include:

Super-Agent Combat
Each of the 12 agents in Agents of Mayhem is a unique character with their own weapons, specialisations, skills and upgrades, special moves, and reason for fighting. Using their moves and skills like invisibility and triple-jump to out manoeuvre your enemies. The Agents’ power in combat comes from their daredevil nature and their greatest advantage is their use of teleportation technology.

Exploration of Seoul in Open World Conflict
Seoul is your playground. Use your Agents abilities to traverse around the city, summon your custom Agent vehicle or carjack a civilian vehicle. Take part in the numerous open world activities to take back Soul from LEGION, from eliminating LEGION patrols, to destroying their equipment and supply trucks, to rescuing scientists that have been taken hostage, there are a plethora of activities for you to pick from.

Build Your Agency and Craft Your Perfect Squad
Take MAYHEM from setting up operations in Seoul to a powerful Agency with major perks, global influence and the power needed to defeat powerful villains. Collect and upgrade your agents with gadgets, Dark Matter shards and outlandish weapons. With twelve agents to choose from there are over 200 different combinations of agents.

If you are in North America, then Agents of Mayhem is yours to pick up right now. However gamers in Europe will have to wait for the 18th August to roll around before they can nab it from retailers and the online Xbox Games Store. £49.99 will no doubt see you right.

Game Description:

Agents of MAYHEM is the latest open-world, third-person action game from the creators of the Saints Row franchise! In Agents of MAYHEM, you run a no-holds barred operation against a shadowy super-villain organization known only as LEGION and their mysterious leader, the Morningstar. Following the global attacks on Devil’s Night, cities of the world are held by the LEGION’s Ministries, bands of powerful villains named for the Seven Deadly Sins. Seoul is the personal domain of LEGION’s mad scientists, the Ministry of Pride – Doctor Babylon and his rogue’s gallery of supporting villains. You play as a variety of Super Agents – each with their own distinct look, personality, weapons, and skills. Explore the city of Seoul to rout out LEGION operatives and their vile plans to take over the world. MAYHEM’s Agents have a license to do what the hell they want, so long as they do whatever it takes to grow the agency and ultimately defeat LEGION.