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This week, Deep Silver and Volition announced a new-gen remake for Saints Row IV and a brand new, standalone expansion starring Johnny Gat. The hotheaded Saints lieutenant is on a mission to shoot Satan in the face, and he'll have angelic powers and a giant chip on his shoulder to get the job done.We took Johnny out for a spin at PAX and found much more than a simple add-on to the Saints Row IV campaign. Gat out of Hell has a brand new map and a non-linear progression system that encourages players to wreak havoc in the devil's backyard.As you complete side missions, liberate demon marshalling grounds, or simply wreak havoc, you'll fill up the "Satan's wrath" meter. At certain points, you'll open up the next story beat and continue Johnny's quest.Our brief demo allowed us to fly around on Johnny's angel wings and combat the devil's forces. Johnny has new powers available, like summoning explosive imps. He also has a number of new weapons, some of which are based on the seven deadly sins and the biblical plagues.For instance, the frog launcher shoots out homing frogs that leap toward enemies and detonate. The locast uzis shoot out angry insects. One of the funniest new weapons is the armchairageddon, which symbolizes sloth. Once equipped, Johnny sits down and has access to twin gattling guns and homing missiles.Saints Row: Gat out of Hell will take about six hours on the critical path, but those looking to complete all of the side missions can expect much more. The new map is built around Johnny's ability to fly, and includes four different islands to liberate.The title will be out on January 27, 2015. You can purchase it as a standalone for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC. You can also get it bundled with Saints Row IV: Re-Elected for Xbox One and PS4.