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New Agents of Mayhem Trailer Introduces the Franchise Force

Deep Silver and developer Volition have shared a new trailer for Agents of Mayhem.

Featured above, the new trailer introduces the game’s “Franchise Force,” a three member squad of characters featuring names right out of an 80’s action flick: Hollywood, Hardtack, and Fortune.

Here’s a brief synopsis of the Franchise Force squad, via Deep Silver:

As the “Face of MAYHEM,” Hollywood thinks of the agency as a franchise which needs to be marketed. With Fortune and Hardtack making up some of the first recruited agents, it only seemed natural the three of them should be the driving “force” behind that “franchise.” Thus Franchise Force was born! Of course, it also helps their combat capabilities complement each other well since Fortune is swift and damaging, Hardtack is tough and deadly at close range, and Hollywood combines both of the previous two traits with precision skill.

With the teleport technology capability of MAYHEM, agents in your squad are able to instantly teleport into and out of combat. This allows on-the-fly swapping of Agents in the field, allowing one to heal while another takes their place, or allowing the best agent for a particular fight or task in your squad of three to replace the currently active one. Squad structure and customization is what it’s all about and with Agents as badass as these, the action is nonstop.

Agents of Mayhem is launching across PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on August 15th in North America and August 18th in Europe.

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21 comments
  1. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    May 8, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Ah,yes.Volition and their billion DLC’s.It may be wiser to wait for the complete version but this looks quite good.Also,hoping for another SR game.

  2. bgrunge
    bgrunge
    May 8, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    I am looking forward to this, but I also have the sneaking feeling this will be pushed back. Note how content-empty the trailers are, despite being 3 months out- there’s no way they’re gonna get that much content done and tested in 3 months.

  3. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    May 8, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    A delay is preferable to a rushed POS.

  4. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    May 8, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    This one is gonna be a wait and see for me.

  5. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    May 8, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Looks great. Getting an Archer vibe from it (manly because of the reference) and that’s a good thing.

  6. sanic
    sanic
    May 8, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Maybe I like saints row but this is not saints row.

  7. Lucky
    Lucky
    May 8, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Cute tone, but yeah I want to see some actual gameplay and actual reviews.

  8. Cy
    Cy
    May 8, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    After seeing how thoroughly they ruined the Saint’s Row series with 3 and 4, I’m definitely gonna wait and see some reviews before I consider even renting this. Volition’s not a developer I’m particularly enthusiastic about anymore.

  9. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    May 8, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Thank you. Glad to see I’m not the only one who thinks the series fell off after 2.

  10. Cy
    Cy
    May 8, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    *high five for good opinion*

  11. Phasmatis75
    Phasmatis75
    May 8, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Really how many people kept buying Saints Row because it was Saints Row till Gat out of Hell went too far down the drain? They’re going to run into a hard lesson that without the Saints Row name no one really cares for this type of humor.

  12. Phasmatis75
    Phasmatis75
    May 8, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    I’m hoping for a return to form Saints Row game. Not another 3/4.

  13. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    May 8, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    That same art direction worked so well with Battleborn.

  14. sdrawkcab gnitirw
    sdrawkcab gnitirw
    May 8, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    I remember action man being pretty cool

  15. sdrawkcab gnitirw
    sdrawkcab gnitirw
    May 8, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    another “self aware” game. And by self aware I mean clueless and loud, with humor written by a commitee of 9gag users

  16. bgrunge
    bgrunge
    May 9, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    I agree %100

  17. Pooh Hardy
    Pooh Hardy
    May 12, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    i’m interested, i always liked SR 3 n 4