Volition Announces Chaotic Open World Game, Agents of Mayhem

Deep Silver and Volition (Saints Row) have announced Agents of Mayhem.

The game is a completely new intellectual property from Volition, and is described as a single-player, open-world action game where you control a squad of three agents, dubbed M.A.Y.H.E.M. Featured above, you can view the game’s debut trailer, via IGN.

These agents will be tasked with defeating their enemy, L.E.G.I.O.N., with neither group entirely presented as the defacto “heroes” of the game. Instead, the characters have “cool guns, gadgets, and abilities to toy around with.”

Development platforms for Agents of Mayhem were not announced.

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  1. Mr.TopKek
    June 6, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Would you really trust Volition after what they did to Saints Row?

  2. sanic
    June 6, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Might be cool.

  3. Matthew Hage
    Matthew Hage
    June 6, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    You mean aside from Gat Out of Hell make it better? Yes.

  4. Mr.TopKek
    June 6, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    you gotta be retarded then, Saints Row 3, 4 and Gat are SHIT

  5. DrearierSpider
    June 6, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Dirt cheap steam sale game for sure.

  6. lucben999
    June 6, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Gameplay-wise 3 and 4 had better better shooting, driving, AI, enemy variety and more fun vehicles. It’s just that the writing became memelands tier, the city was way smaller and the customization was a serious step back from SR2.

    I wouldn’t say they were shit, they were still quite fun to actually play, well, except for Gat.

  7. Jack
    June 6, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Plus 4 added a fuck ton of customization to cars and such but you’d never see them because cars are fucking useless in 4

  8. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    June 6, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Looks like trash.
    Why wont this cartoony hero fad go away?

  9. Taf Jaf
    Taf Jaf
    June 6, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    If it isn’t weeaboo trash, the comment section hates, lol

  10. Dave
    June 6, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Would I trust them to make a fun singleplayer open world shooter? After their history of making fun singleplayer open world shooters? Anyone without their head up their arse would.

  11. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    June 6, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    If you remove weeaboo only trash remains.

  12. PenguinPlayer
    June 6, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Looks like fun, I felt like the held back too much in Saints Row 3, so long as they go full crazy like SR4 and Gat I am sure it will be enjoyable.

    I for one enjoy this trend of cartoonish games, much better than the trend of boring looking gray and brown that was omnipresent at the beginning of the 7th gen.

    Now if only the west could start understanding how harness the power of the waifu like Overwatch did it would truly start a new golden era of vidya.

  13. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    June 6, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    But is there dress up?

  14. Mea K
    Mea K
    June 6, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Yes, definitely!

  15. FahBrah
    June 6, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Characters look bland and boring as shit, but maybe if there’s a character creator or something it could be fun

  16. Kiryu
    June 6, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    I don’t know.Is it me or do they have a hipster vibe?

  17. scemar
    June 6, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    well that shows nothing of the gameplay, but it was cool
    but it does sound like saints row inspired

    the bad guy looks much better than the heroes by the way, dude’s like some sort of robot necromancer and shit
    heroes are like…some dude with a harpoon, some dude with a smartphone, and some girl with two guns
    meanwhile villain can resurrect robots from scrap, fuse them into a giant monster he controls with his mind and some red electricity and darkness come on

  18. TheManWithPants
    June 6, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Looks… alright? Hard to really get a grasp of the game until they actually show the gameplay. Seems like it might be a SR styled game, since it’s open world and has the same developers.

  19. NuclearKangaroo
    June 6, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    the artstyle reminds me of stillborn, hopefully it ends up being more entertaining

    i chuckled when the double died

  20. Mord3cai
    June 6, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    This could be a Saints Row spin-off, late in the video you can spot Ultor in the video conference, and the most obvious one the Saints logo. And the street gang comment at the end. I would’ve rather see an entirely new IP from volition, it is time.

  21. vonSanneck
    June 6, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Good, they are making different stuff than Saint’s Row. Honestly that series is written into a corner. Will see how this ends up.

  22. Slo
    June 6, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    How come no one shot that man in the face? It looks like you aren’t allowed to shoot people in the face now. Which is bad.

  23. Dr. Roswell. W
    Dr. Roswell. W
    June 6, 2016 at 3:09 pm


    Hey now, they were in Red Faction as well.

  24. GameZard
    June 6, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    After Volition ruined Saints Row I don’t know If I will buy this.

  25. MusouTensei
    June 6, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Need to see gameplay 1st.

  26. Mr0303
    June 6, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    I had some Overwatch vibes from this, but with more swearing. I’m kind of tired of hearing Troy Baker in my games. Other than that I’m interested to see some gameplay.

  27. Madbrainbox
    June 6, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    “single-player, open-world action game” I’m glad they stick to what they do best.

  28. Sapph
    June 6, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    I thought it reminded me more of what I saw at the Crackdown 3 teaser.

  29. Mr0303
    June 6, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Maybe it is the whole idea of a specialised team, but I can see that as well.

  30. Shinobu
    June 6, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    >Consistent plot
    I just can’t even right now…

  31. Bitterbear
    June 6, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    I said plot, not plot =P.

  32. Madbrainbox
    June 7, 2016 at 5:19 am

    The drone shot at him but he has an energy shield(of course he has).

  33. Madbrainbox
    June 7, 2016 at 5:20 am

    Well,one of the heroes has a suicide stunt double.That could be fun to (ab)use.

  34. Delta
    June 7, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    I really miss the FreeSpace series. :(

  35. Thanatos2k
    June 7, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    You noticed the pattern.