Agents of Mayhem is Volition’s new IP and upcoming third-person action-shooter title. It’s open-world like the developer’s trademark Saints Row series. Something to note is that Agents of Mayhem is a spin-off of the Saints Row series, and while it certainly looks similar to those games, it’s based on a different concept. Inspired by the player-character connection found in MOBAs, the team at Volition are working Agents of Mayhem to be a mix of changing between playable characters in real-time to utilize specific play-styles and skill-sets. Volition’s Saints Row is known for just how crazy, wacky, and well… stupid it can get. That sort of zany nature tied with the design-friendly freedom that comes with tailoring specifics characters without that much concern for expanded customization on the player’s part can lead to some potentially interesting gameplay options.
See a guided playthrough of the Agents of Mayhem E3 2017 demo below. Agents of Mayhem is slated for August 15 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Check back later for our own direct impressions of the game from our time on the E3 2017 show floor.