THQ Nordic has confirmed that developer Volition is hard at work on a new game in the\u00a0<em>Saints Row\u00a0<\/em>franchise. It's unknown if the new game is going to continue the story told in the first four entries, or if we'll be delving into an entirely new storyline with a new cast of characters.\r\n\r\nIf you are unfamiliar with the series, <em>Saints Row\u00a0<\/em>follows a street gang called the 3rd Street Saints, as they rise to power in the cities of Stilwater and Steelport. The series began as a generic open-world title, but after the release of <em>Saint Row 2,\u00a0<\/em>it formed its own identity by embracing humor and over-the-top gameplay.\u00a0<em>Saints Row: The Third\u00a0<\/em>took the series to new heights, with a ridiculous story involving the now-world-famous gang,which has essentially grown to celebrity status, moving to a new city after a botched heist.\r\n\r\nGameplay is about what you would expect from an urban open-world game, with a few twists thrown in. At its core, the games are all about fighting off rival gangs and taking over territory, with a number of different activities thrown into the mix. Instead of playing as a premade character, however,\u00a0<em>Saints Row\u00a0<\/em>is all about creating your own unique--and sometimes incredibly silly--character to lead the gang.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=kv-6oWgssg0\r\n\r\nThat last major release in the franchise was\u00a0<em>Saints Row IV\u00a0<\/em>back in 2013. Since then, we've seen a spin-off in the form of\u00a0<em>Saints Row: Gat out of Hell,\u00a0<\/em>which was met with mixed reception. The series has made a notable comeback on the Switch, however, with the release of\u00a0<em>Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package.\u00a0<\/em>The Switch edition delivers the much-loved third entry along with all of the most of the DLC that has been released for the game.\r\n\r\nAfter the fun, but overall disappointing,\u00a0<em>Agents of Mayhem,\u00a0<\/em>it will be nice to see Volition return to the series that put them on the map. The\u00a0<em>Saints Row\u00a0<\/em>franchise is a major contender in the open-world action genre, rivaling games like\u00a0<em>Grand Theft Auto\u00a0<\/em>with its own unique humor and gameplay. This will mark the series' first official release on the current generation of systems, outside of the\u00a0<em>Saints Row: The Third\u00a0<\/em>port.\r\n\r\nNo details have been given about an expected release date, but THQ Nordic claims that the game is "deep in development." With Gamescom looming on the horizon, there's a good chance that we might be hearing more about the project in the coming weeks.