Salvaged from the scrap heap that was the THQ implosion, Saints Row IV is a real thing that is happening and heading your way August 20.

New publisher Deep Silver is behind the rather sudden reappearance of the Saints Row franchise. The massively ridiculous sandbox title is expanding even further by allowing players to take on the whole of the United States. Also, aliens. Yup. Aliens have invaded and you are tasked with defeating the armada. If you're not entirely busy with that, you may also consider a bid for the Presidency of these United States of America. Sound ridiculous? Of course it does. It's a Saints Row title.

"Saints Row IV lets players delve into an arsenal of alien weaponry and technology that will turn each Saint into an ultimate entity of destruction. Utilize out-of-this-world superpowers to fight all the way to the top. With intensified action and enhanced customization, players can use their new-found superpowers and leap over buildings, outrun the fastest sports cars, or send enemies flying with telekinesis in the greatest, most insane installment of Saints Row yet."

Yeah. As ludicrous as that sounds, this trailer does look kind of interesting. Give a look and let us know what you think. Saints Row IV heads back to consoles and PC August 20.