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Volition's Agents of Mayhem has a lot of potential

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Agents of Mayhem must've slipped off my radar, but it's back on now. Gosh I hope this turns out well.

Today's trailer better introduces three of the game's dozen playable characters: Hollywood, Fortune, and Hardtack, who you might recognize from Volition's prior marketing materials.

In the lore, these were the first three agents recruited for the evil-stopping M.A.Y.H.E.M., and in the game proper, you'll have access to a team of three characters at any given time when you're completing missions or roaming open-world Seoul. So, if you don't like the look or sound of Hollywood, for instance, you can go with someone else (and based on Steven's preview, I'll be doing just that.)

I have such a soft spot for the Saints Row franchise -- even the first one, which I'm sure has not aged particularly well. As much as I probably would keep playing direct sequels, it's wonderful to see Volition build on that ridiculous third-person shooter foundation with something a little different.

Also, they brought Pierce back under an alias. Good move.

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