Johnny Gat and Kinzie Kensington's attempt to rescue the leader of the Saints from Hell after being captured by Satan. In Hell, Johnny and Kinzie must reunite with deceased enemies of their past as well as former Saints.
The player controls Johnny Gat or Kinzie Kensington in the open-world sandbox. Gat out of Hell shares many gameplay aspects with the previous installments, being primarily played as a third-person shooter in an open world city scattered with quests, secondary objectives, and various collectibles. Superhuman abilities return from Saints Row IV. Gat out of Hell introduces "angelic flight", giving wings to the player. Unlike past Saints Row games, players cannot customize the playable characters; however, by importing a Saints Row IV save, players can import their custom Boss character to replace the default Boss.
Unlike game progression in previous titles, players advance through the story by completing activities to fill a "Satan's Wrath" meter, which unlocks cutscenes and further story elements. Gat Out of Hell takes place in an open-world new to the series, New Hades, made up of five islands: Shantytown, Barrens, Downtown, Forge, and the Den, all surrounding a central tower on a middle island.
The game is a standalone expansion to Saints Row IV, meaning players do not need a copy of Saints Row IV to play Gat Out of Hell.
The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions will be released as a digital download through the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will also see a release bundled alongside Saints Row IV: Re-Elected.
Gat out of Hell launches on January 20, 2015 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. An updated version of 2013's Saints Row IV, called Re-Elected, will also arrive on that date, but only for current-generation consoles and PC.