Beyond the Purple Curtain: Voice Acting in Saints Row IV: Gat out of Hell

Beyond the Purple Curtain: Voice Acting in Saints Row IV: Gat out of Hell

What a coincidence! My favorite part about murdering is the murdering part, too!

Saints Row IV certainly made an impression on us back in 2013, and it's likely due for a double dose of love upon its new-gen re-release next month (as Saints Row IV: Re-Elected).

But those who want a new opportunity to see the weirdest, funniest shit in video games challenge have a standalone expansion to look forward to, too, as Saint's Row IV: Gat Out of Hell is being released on the same day (January 20th).

The video up top is a behind the scenes look at the voice acting in Gat Out of Hell, featuring the talent behind Johnny Gat (Daniel Dae Kim), Kinzie (Natalie Lander), Jane Austen (Eden Riegel), Blackbeard (Matt Mercer), and Dee Bradley Baker (voice of the demons).

Along with the nuances of voice-acting, the most interesting aspect of the video is seeing just how little the actors see of Gat Out of Hell before putting voice to hard drive. Returning actors like Kim have it easier, sure, but newcomers who aren't as familiar with the franchise lean heavy on direction and improvisation.

Did you enjoy Saints Row IV the first time around? Are you planning on taking the chaotic plunge come January 20th? Let us know on the forums.

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Sweet, I didn't know when it was due to come out... wait a second, I live in Europe... *quick check* Oh well, three days later isn't all that bad. I thoroughly love the Saint's Row series, so I for one look forward to flying Gat around Hell.

I missed the bus big time when it came to Saints Row 4 I didn't buy on launch day, so I still have yet to play it. At this point getting that full game plus the Gat out of Hell expansion for the Xbox One seems like a no brainer to me.

AgDr_ODST:
I missed the bus big time when it came to Saints Row 4 I didn't buy on launch day, so I still have yet to play it. At this point getting that full game plus the Gat out of Hell expansion for the Xbox One seems like a no brainer to me.

Gat out of Hell is stand alone you don't need 3 to play. Actually 4 is a stand alone expansion of 3!

SR4 was fun, but offers nothing in the way of re-playability. There just isn't enough to do, or warrant going back a second time for.

killerbee256:

AgDr_ODST:
I missed the bus big time when it came to Saints Row 4 I didn't buy on launch day, so I still have yet to play it. At this point getting that full game plus the Gat out of Hell expansion for the Xbox One seems like a no brainer to me.

Gat out of Hell is stand alone you don't need 3 to play. Actually 4 is a stand alone expansion of 3!

You're right 4 did start out as a legitimate expansion for 3 (It was also jokingly announced on April Fools Day before Volition later revealed that it was a legitimate project) but they kept on coming up with ideas until it was too big to be a mere expansion. That is what Gat out of Hell is even though it stands on it's own it's a noticably shorter game than 4. The Developers themselves have already stated this before:

http://www.saintsrow.com/news/detail/article/265969/saints_row%C2%AE:_gat_out_of_hell__saints_row%C2%AE_iv:_re-elected_announced

 

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