Saints Row IV has gone gold (meaning it's in manufacturing) and is set to release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on August 20th, 2013. Publisher Deep Silver sends along word of the game's imminent release as well as plans for a batch of content via DLC.
Saints Row: The Third was infamous for a steady stream of zany content post release, so it's good to see Volition wants to keep the tradition alive. One of our favorites was Gangsters in Space, which in a way, seems to be the inspiration for SR4. Another pack which never saw the light of day was the "Enter the Dominatrix" DLC, which is now going to be part of the Saints Row IV season pass.
So what else is in the season pass? At least one other mission pack which will be released in late 2013 along with the aforementioned Dominatrix DLC. Season pass owners will also get the "Rectifier" which is an anal probe weapon. According to the press release you'll get "inside" information on your enemies by using it. It's probably just as disgusting and awesome as it sounds.
Saints Row IV supports two player online co-op throughout the whole game. There's no word on how the "Rectifier" will affect your co-op relationship, perhaps it'll take it to places it has never been before. Just make sure you know the safe word.
Enjoy this video of a creepy cat president space alien or something, which is part of a pre-order bonus.