You can’t keep a good gang down, and the Saints Row crew are set to make their way back to our gaming screens, reboot style.

After their adventures became increasingly (and wonderfully) wild and wacky, to the point of being a hard act to follow, developers Volition have decided to nobble the silliness a bit for a return to the series’ more grounded roots. Yep, this is an origin story reboot.

Set in the wild western American town of Santo Ileso, we’re promised “the biggest and best Saints Row playground ever”, with nine distinct districts.

Once again, the goal is to become an all-conquering crime boss, beating out various other gangs to gain turf, moolah and more. Mucho customisation is promised for you, your wheels and crew,and of course there’ll be a full-on selection of guns to get shooty-shooty with.

Another great feature will be drop-in/drop-out co-op play.

Volition reckon that fans old and new will welcome this new take on Saints Row: “This full reboot is the most fun and exhilaration we’ve packed into a Saints Row experience to date,” said Jim Boone, their chief creative officer. “The iconic new location brings so many exciting opportunities to delight players – whether they are long-time fans of the series or jumping in for the first time.”

Saints Row is currently set for release on February 25, 2022, for PS5, Xbox and PS4. Pre-order now at JB Hi-Fi.

Check out the launch trailer: