Saints Row IV Adds Obama Avatar in Pre-Order Bonus

Saints Row IV Adds Obama Avatar in Pre-Order Bonus

Saints Row IV Presidential Pack Newsletter

Gamers who pre-order Saints Row IV at GameStop will be eligible for the bonus Presidential Pack DLC.

In past years Saints Row has embraced ridiculousness like a religion, presenting gamers with experiences that practically dare them to behave as crazy as humanly possible. No exception to that rule, Saints Row IV literally elects your character president and sets you to the task of saving the world from aliens with superpowers. Perhaps fearing that that somehow wasn't nuts enough, Deep Silver and Volition have announced new pre-order incentives that will give players the chance to play as presidents from real life.

Gamers who pre-order Saints Row IV at GameStop or EB Games, and pickup their copy within 48 hours of its August 20th release date, will receive a token granting them access to the Presidential Pack DLC. "With this DLC you can live out your wildest dreams of being one of the most famous American Presidents or dress up your President like a real American Revolutionary," said Deep Silver in a newsletter. Supplies of the Presidential Pack will be limited so interested consumers will probably want to make sure they adhere to the aforementioned two day deadline .

While Deep Silver doesn't mention any specific presidents by name, the newsletter announcing the pre-order bonus includes images of cartoonish versions of Abe Lincoln, Barack Obama and George W. Bush. We don't about know you, but we think it's a safe bet to say those three at least will be included in the Presidential Pack. We'll express some disappointment at the lack of a William Howard Taft avatar, but we'll just have to assume his mustache was too much for even Saints Row IV to handle.

Source: Deep Silver

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I want a Teddy Roosevelt avatar. Walk softly and carry a big Dildo

If this pack doesn't have Theodore Roosevelt and Andrew Jackson... I'll be very disappointed. Seriously Volition, Teddy and Ol' Hickory.

Now I can be the president and drone strike innocent people just like the real Obama!

No pimpin with Clinton :(

It's a no sell unless using Obama makes all the citizens yell "Thanks, Obama!" after he tears up the streets.

Where's Bill "Pimpin'" Clinton? Andrew "motherfucking" Jackson? Teddy "Theodore" "Tyrranosaurus" Roosevelt? Get to it, Deep Silver!!!

This brings to mind a disappointing downfall of the game's character creation: there is no option to have the President here sound like a recent real President. I might have preordered if one of the voices available was a Midwestern accent like Obama's, like Clinton's, or close to Bush's. Instead we have the plain Eastern accent, the deeper accent befitting a Black person's, and the rough British accent (we've all come to know and love, I guess). Basically, all the same male voices.

Also, there's no more Russian woman accent, nor Zombie grumbling. I am disappointed.

This is awesome. I'm torn between playing a warmongering bully Obama (dressed as a rodeo clown?) or just plain Ronald Raygun (I assume).

Also major props to Deep Silver for being nonpartisan.

Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do with a big purple dildo.

With this pack as inspiration, it'll be roughly 15 seconds after launch before a modder comes out with a Nixon's Head in a Jar model.

romxxii:
It's a no sell unless using Obama makes all the citizens yell "Thanks, Obama!" after he tears up the streets.

If that actually became a thing, I think I would piss myself laughing then pass out from the oxygen deprivation caused by laughing so much.

We gotta send a letter to volition about this. GOTY 2013 right there.

No Rutherford B. Hayes? Looks like I'm going to have to pass.

i already pre-ordered on steam... no president heads for me i guess

They need to make not your character have Obama's face, but all the bad guys, so I can shoot the jackass in the face.

Zeren:
Now I can be the president and drone strike innocent people just like the real Obama!

Not really relevant to the subject, dood.

superline51:
They need to make not your character have Obama's face, but all the bad guys, so I can shoot the jackass in the face.

What the hell is wrong with you? How on earth did you think that was appropriate?

Need a John Adams avatar too, so I can play as my ancestor... And get revolutionary on their alien asses. Don't tread on me bucko. And how in the hell can you have a 'murica without a George Washington avatar?
So unamerican.

kreekgod:
i already pre-ordered on steam... no president heads for me i guess

Since it prolly a largely cosmetic thing only all you have to do is wait for people to figure out the face formulas and then you will be set.

But I want Clinton, both Bill and Hillary!
And why no Dick Cheney, he could give shotguns bonus damage!

Aren't these just, you know, masks? Like the Gat, Genki and TF2 heads.

Couple more ideas--They could have a William Henry Harrison face where you spontaneously die after about 30 minutes or a Bill Clinton one that comes with a dildo skinned as a huge cigar.

I'm guessing that Washington won't be included in this pack, since he's already in the game.
http://www.saintsrow.com/community/characters/details/126189308856904233

This. This game right here is likely going to be GOTY at this rate. I'm not sure if thats a good thing for the game being a damn good game, or a bad thing because no one else in the industry has put out better. Also, note that while this may be GOTY, SOTY (story of the year) is still up in the air.

Ken Sapp:
I want a Teddy Roosevelt avatar. Walk softly and carry a big Dildo

wow, first post and I got ninja'd.

Then again, who wouldn't want to play as the most badass president in the history of America.

Who else get's depressed and decides to go to Africa and hunt some of the most dangerous game just to cheer himself up?

Also, it's "Speak Softly, and Carry a big Dildo-bat"

OT: Damnit, I'm not going to be able to pre-order it, paycheck comes in the same day, but hopefully it's DLC that is released later on.

I want to have my own Republican wank dream of being Dubya and waging a war on [alien] terror. I mean, the entire first section, the commando raid in not-copyrightedistan killing possible foreign terrorists as Bush would make Fox News praise the game entirely.

omicron1:
This is awesome. I'm torn between playing a warmongering bully Obama (dressed as a rodeo clown?) or just plain Ronald Raygun (I assume).

Also major props to Deep Silver for being nonpartisan.

I love code monkeys too.

Also, Grover Cleveland or nothing.

Ken Sapp:
I want a Teddy Roosevelt avatar. Walk softly and carry a big Dildo

Forget that, they should name the God Mode cheat after him and have it up your superpowers to earth shattering levels and gain a new ability where you throw badgers at people. God, Teddy was awesome.

Ken Sapp:
I want a Teddy Roosevelt avatar. Walk softly and carry a big Dildo

I KNOW. Immediately my first thought.

I would kill to play this game if it gave us a Teddy Roosevelt option.

I'm hoping completive multiplayer will be in this, so I can convince my friends to put on the Bush mask and then sujbect them to horrible torture enhanced interrogation tehcniques.

Compatriot Block:

Zeren:
Now I can be the president and drone strike innocent people just like the real Obama!

Not really relevant to the subject, dood.

Saints Row The Third had a drone control item that let you perform drone strikes. http://saintsrow.wikia.com/wiki/Reaper_Drone
It's also common knowledge that as President, Obama has assassinated several American Citizens and thousands of foreign nationals http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/18/opinion/the-drone-that-killed-my-grandson.html?ref=opinion&_r=1& with drone strikes, and is allowed to do so "...without geographic limitation." -Eric Holder, Attorney General.

Relevance Established, dood.

tangoprime:

Compatriot Block:

Zeren:
Now I can be the president and drone strike innocent people just like the real Obama!

Not really relevant to the subject, dood.

Saints Row The Third had a drone control item that let you perform drone strikes. http://saintsrow.wikia.com/wiki/Reaper_Drone
It's also common knowledge that as President, Obama has assassinated several American Citizens and thousands of foreign nationals http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/18/opinion/the-drone-that-killed-my-grandson.html?ref=opinion&_r=1& with drone strikes, and is allowed to do so "...without geographic limitation." -Eric Holder, Attorney General.

Relevance Established, dood.

I never said anything about the accuracy of his statement, but it was a post that belongs in the politics section. Doesn't matter what president, the last thing a thread about a video game needs is political criticisms or discussions, at least in my opinion. Lots of threads I've seen on the Escapist can go off the rails really quickly like that.

Which is...exactly what I am doing right now.

I have Saints Row 3 on my computer, but I haven't installed it. This one looks interesting at the least.

They should have added Nixon and a robot suit.

At least now we can make machinimal with realistic depiction of Bush. because he fits the Saints Rows universe very well.

Meh, I wanted a Osama bin Laden head just to make it more preposterous. Darth Vader would have been good too, or kim jong il. Do we get all the stuff from saints row 3 via an imported save?

 

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