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Gat Goes to Hell. Heaven help the devils there.

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Saints Row: Gat out of Hell is a stand-alone Expansion Pack of Saints Row IV, and part of the Saints Row series. It was released on January 20, 2015 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC, and is bundled in with the PS4 and Xbox One remasterings of the game (PS4 owners get a download code for the game, Xbox One users get it in the game disc).

So how does one continue on after pretty much taking on and conquering the universe? Go BEYOND it of course!

Following the events of Saints Row IV, The Boss has become God-Emperor of the Universe. Unfortunately, the leader of the Third Street Saints is then kidnapped by Satan, who wants to marry The Boss off to his daughter, Jezebel. Now Saints members Johnny Gat and Kinzie Kensington must go To Hell and Back to save their friend, even if it means going through The Legions of Hell and the Devil himself.

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Previews: trailer 1, trailer 2


Gat out of Hell contains examples of:

  • 100% Completion: It unlocks an ending where Gat's alliance takes down insurgents opposing them, they all get happy endings, and they begin regular conferences with Heaven where they play Volleyball.
  • Accidental Hero: Johnny and Kinzie accidentally ruin Satan's plans to conquer Heaven by saving the Boss.
  • Action Bomb: The imp summon power. When upgraded Gat can detonate the imps at any time he wants.
  • The Alleged Car: The Comet is so fragile that it's on the verge of destruction even in mint condition, in fact several times it can be seen driving down the road while on fire. Several Achievements and Challenges require you to make use of it.
    • In fact, just about every vehicle in Hell is an Alleged Car. They all look burned or beaten up, and take very little punishment before exploding spectacularly; sometimes without any player interference! Just stand around and watch cars go boom.
  • Anti-Air: Spires fire surface-to-air missiles that knock Johnny or Kinzie out of the air. However, they have no innate anti-ground attacks and need protection by a detachment of mooks.
  • Anti-Frustration Features:
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    • Unlike the shields in the previous game, here you don't need to use powers to bring down Dark Inciter shields, and Archdukes don't have shields, unlike Wardens. They also can be killed simply by shooting or using powers on them, without requiring a lengthy Action Command sequence.
    • The Awesome Personnel Carriers you need to hijack have visible health meters so you can tell how close to destruction they are.
  • Anti-Magic: Like in the previous game, enemies can throw grenades that deny you use of your powers.
  • Arranged Marriage: Satan plans this for the Boss and his daughter which is what kicks off the plot.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: The Playstation Blog features this:
    "Our brand new city of New Hades features five distinct islands including a barren wasteland of an ancient war, a towering downtown for Hell’s elite, and a crammed slums built for ultimate suffering."
  • Badass Boast:
    Johnny: I'm gonna shoot the Devil in the face.
  • Badass Bystander: An upgrade allows you to get nearby husks to fight for you.
  • Badass in Distress: The Third Street Saints leader, now God Emperor of the Universe, is kidnapped by Satan. Now it's up to Johnny Gat and Kinzie Kensington to save them.
  • Bee Bee Gun: The Exodus 10, a submachine gun that shoots a plague of locusts at enemies.
  • Big Red Devil: Satan is an 8 foot tall, bright red, muscular man with giant goat horns.
  • Big Bad: Satan serves as the main villain, as ruler of Hell and kidnapper of the Boss.
  • Bittersweet Ending: There are five endings to choose from, though each come with consequences.
    • Gat Reunites with Aisha: Gat makes it to Heaven and is reunited with the love of his life that he lost all the way back in Saints Row 2. Unfortunately, his sinful friends will almost certainly end up in Hell when they die, meaning he'll never see them again.
    • Gat Becomes King of Hell: Gat returns to Hell to rule it alongside Dane Vogel after the defeat of Satan. He comments that most of his friends will arrive within time, but as Aisha is already in Heaven, he'll never see her again.
    • Give Humanity a New Home: Gat asks God for a new planet for humanity to have a fresh start on. Kinzie locates a perfect world inhabited by warriors for the Saints to fight, but the Earth is still gone and Gat is unlikely to see Aisha when he eventually dies.
    • Retcon the World Back: God restores the world and everyone who died. In order to do this however, the universe was altered so that Gat is now a cop working with Matt and Kinzie. In addition to the Saints no longer existing this also means that Gat may never meet all of his friends ever again. This is also the ending that leads to Agents of Mayhem.
    • Unlock the Secrets of the Universe: The remnants of humanity still have no home and Gat doesn't reunite with Aisha, but he learns all of the secrets of the universe.
    • That being said, there's a chance Gat does return to hell eventually, since there's also some city takeover to do. Complete with an 100% ending.
  • Bland-Name Product: The board, that's used to open a gate to hell, closely resembles a Ouja board, but it has distinct differences.
  • Bling-Bling-BANG!: The Diamond Sting SMG. It costs a fortune, looks pimpin' as hell and brings in a lot of bonus cash when upgraded.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Johnny Gat decides he's going to "shoot the Devil in the face". He does it in the finale but it doesn't work.
  • Boss in Mook Clothing: Legionnaires are powerful, fast and resilient enemies who make their appearance in higher notoriety levels. They can easily knock the player silly in melee combat and can jump huge distances to unleash a Ground Pound attack. Also of note are Archdukes, who protect Marshalling Grounds and show up when max notoriety is reached. They function as more powerful Legionnaires, with the ability to unleash multiple devastating attacks with their flaming swords and gaining the ability to teleport. Fortunately, this is slightly mitigated by the fact that they only appear singly, whereas multiple Legionnaires can be active at the same time.
  • Bottomless Magazines: Of the both "no reload" and "infinite ammo" kind, as long as you buy the respective upgrades. The only other time these upgrades were seen together was Saints Row: The Third. In Saints Row 2 and IV, you could get an infinite ammo pool but still had to reload, and Saints Row didn't give you either one.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall:
    • When Jezebel and Johnny meet in person, the former is about to start singing when the latter tells her "we're not doing this again."
    • After Jezebel allies herself with Johnny and Kinzie to get into Satan's palace, this cutscene takes place, complete with an image of a confused-looking Johnny sitting at a table in Volition offices with a shrugging Jim Boone, the producer of the game.
      Narrator: Johnny frowned at the seemingly arbitrary amount of time required for Jezebel to find a way to sneak him in. But he accepted the fact that without traditional missions this was the best way to further the story.
  • Brick Joke: Johnny eventually carries out his plan to shoot the devil in the face. It doesn't work.
  • The Bus Came Back: Saints Row 2 villain Dane Vogel returns after his death in that game, as one of Hell's many residents. And not just Vogel, several past characters like Troy and others will be back, since most of them went to hell after the earth blew up. Viola & Kiki Dewynter and Dex return too.
  • Butt-Monkey: Dex wanders around the map, and players that find him can kill him as revenge for previous transgressions he has done.
  • Call-Back: Several moments in the game recalls events of the previous four games of the Saints Row series. To wit:
    • At the birthday party for Kinzie, it is mentioned that Jane Austen is there, referencing how she was released from storage in the end of 'Saints Row IV'.
    • In the very beginning, Johnny believes Vogel was responsible for the Boss's abduction reasoning to Kinzie, "You don't know him like I do, the Boss put him through a window for a reason."
    • If you play as Kinzie and go to recruit Viola and Kiki, Kinzie will say that she and Viola are like sisters. This is a callback to a conversation both Kinzie and Viola can have if you called them up in 'Saints Row: The Third'.
      • In fact, Kinzie is rather worried that now that Kiki and Viola are reunited, she and Viola won't be "sisters" anymore. Kiki seems completely cool with it if you save them as Kinzie.
    • In the Ultor district players can find a billboard of Dane Vogel with the phrase "A brighter future and a better afterlife." printed off to the side. This is a slight alteration of the motto Ultor used extensively in the second game.
    • If you save Viola and Kiki for the second time as Gat, one of them will apologize to him for killing him in The Third. Gat waves it off, since he wasn't actually killed there.
    • After rescuing Blackbeard, Kinzie will recall how she had to wear a poodle skirt in the previous game.
    • In the cutscene after you recruit Viola and Kiki, Vogel offers them a 20% cut of the revenue, which was what Maero tried to push on the Boss in the second game, just Dane was actually in a position to make his request stick.
    • In The Third, Kinzie says her safe word is "teacup". When battles get harsh enough here she shouts it.
  • Call a Hit Point a "Smeerp": A lot of stuff is just renamed and reskinned things from previous Saints Row games, up to and including the entire setting, which is lampshaded as looking a lot like Steelport.
  • Casting Gag: Travis Willingham plays Satan. Female Voice 1 for the Boss is done by his wife, Laura Bailey.
  • Character Development: Vogel, as it turns out, has had some time to reflect on his past actions, and comes to realize a few things about himself, specifically that he is not a king, but rather, a kingmaker. Because of that, he'd been making plans for the day that the Saints would arrive in hell, so he could help them take over.
  • City of the Damned: New Hades is a city set in Hell, composed of five big islands and several small ones surrounded by lava. The big islands are connected by bridges, while the small ones must be accessed by flying. In the center of New Hades, there is the Tower, a huge floating building that serves as Satan's palace. In the sky above the city, there appears to be a huge hole, which hovers right above the palace.
  • Combination Attack: At times, Gat restrains a mook so Kinzie can hit it.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: When you find Vlad, he's being subjected to "The Wheels On The Bus".
  • Cute Monster Girl: Jezebel is absolutely adorable.
  • Cutting Off the Branches: The good ending to IV is canon as both Zinjai and Jane Austen are present on the Saints' spaceship at the start. The Cosmic Retcon ending leads to Agents of Mayhem, though the devs have stated that 's simply one of several possible futures.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: Satan has a daughter, Jezebel, who he's decided to marry off to the most destructive being in the universe, The Boss. However, she's actually not this, instead being Antagonistic Offspring.
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory!: In the PC version, you use the mouse to control whether Johnny or Kinzie pitches up or down in flight. In previous games, you used W and D (default settings) to do so.
  • Defiant to the End: Said word for word by Satan when Gat head-butts him.
  • Demon Lords and Archdevils: The Arch Dukes, which are large demonic knights that are in charge of running most of Hell for Satan. One will appear as a boss every time Gat takes over a Marshaling Ground or hits max notoriety.
  • Developers' Foresight:
    • If you find Dex as Kinzie, he will ask who she is, because he wasn't around when she was introduced.
    • Averted with the cutscenes, where no matter who you play, the dialogue is unchanged, and even still refers to Gat when you played as Kinzie, thanks to the fact that half of the cutscenes are actually FMVs.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Played more-or-less straight, with Gat's stated goal to simply shoot Satan in the face, and later punching him into submission.
  • Drive-In Theater: The remains of one can be found in the entertainment district.
  • Drop the Hammer: The Gods Hammer weapon, which can also be upgraded to smite enemies with lightning.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: The Cosmic Retcon ending features Persephone Brimstone of Agents of Mayhem about to be interrogated by Lt. Gat.
  • Elite Mooks: The Archdukes, in a similar vein to Wardens from IV.
  • Eskimos Aren't Real: The Launch Trailer claimed that William Shakespeare was a fictional character from all those movies about poems and love.
  • Exact Words: When Gat says he's gonna shoot Satan in the face, he means in the face.
    Johnny: I'm gonna shoot the Devil in the face.
    Kinzie: I think you may be skipping some details.
    Johnny: No, I said in the face.
  • Expansion Pack: Uses the basic Saints Row IV gameplay systems, while adding numerous pieces of new content. New playable characters: Johnny Gat and Kinzie Kensington. A new location to conquer: Hell. New weapons, vehicles, superpowers, and so forth.
  • Fire and Brimstone Hell: "New Hades" is an inferno filled with flames and ash ruled by the Prince of Darkness himself.
  • Flaming Sword: Wielded along with a demonic shield by the Archdukes. Can also be obtained after clearing all Marshalling Grounds as one of the most powerful weapons in the game, capable of easily defeating their demonic wielders within seconds.
  • Foreshadowing: One of Johnny's idle chatter has him muse about wiping the slate clean, tabula rasa. One of the endings does just that via cosmic retcon.
  • God-Emperor: After defeating the Zin, The Boss is now apparently "President / God Emperor for Life of the Universe".
  • Gatling Good: One of the 7 Deadly Sins weapons is the Armchair-mageddon, a Lay-z-boy weaponized with Gatling guns and missile launchers.
  • Genre Savvy: During the musical segment, Gat expresses doubt that their plan will work, noting it begins and ends with "shoot Satan in the face."
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: The heroic Johnny and Kinzie have feathery angel wings, while the antagonist Satan has leathery demon wings. Interestingly, both sets have belonged to Satan at different points, with the angel wings being granted through the use of the cracked halo he once had as Lucifer the Morningstar and the demon wings becoming part of his demonic form once he took over Perdition as his new domain to spite God.
  • Grand Finale: To the original Saints Row timeline that started all the way back in Stilwater.
  • Grenade Launcher: The frog launcher, Lil Croaker does this, shooting exploding frogs at enemies.
  • Guide Dang It!: Some of the Seven Deadly Weapons don't have their acquisition methods clearly laid out.
  • Hand Cannon: Gallows Dodger is a large handgun that can achieve an "Overkill" mode that basically turns it into a rapid-fire grenade launcher for a short time.
  • Hell Gate: The Boss gets sucked into hell through a flaming portal created by using Aleister Crowley's Ouija board.
  • Hell Has New Management: The lore of the game establishes that hell was once a simple, uninhabited place that God trapped Lucifer in once he was exiled from Heaven. But to spite his father, Satan took it over and turned it into the warped landscape of torment and suffering it is now. One of the five endings has Gat return to Hell, overthrowing Satan for the second time to rule it as king and await the other Saints' arrival upon their mortal deaths.
  • A Hell of a Time: Both Kinzie and Gat will express how enjoyable they find the place on multiple occasions.
    • It should also be noted that New Hades has an entire entertainment district filled with strip clubs, casinos and other such attractions for this purpose. It's mostly rigged to cause suffering like every other part of the city, but at least it provides a nice change of pace from the crowded slums and demon-patrolled streets.
  • The Hero's Birthday: Hero's friend's birthday in this case. The day all this shit hits the fan happens to be Kinzie's birthday, and she pulls the "it's my birthday" card to go along with Gat to rescue the Boss.
  • "I Want" Song: The musical number in the game focuses on Jezebel wishing to be free of her father's iron grip and to find her own love.
  • Knife Nut: Johnny Gat uses a pair of combat knives for his melee attacks.
  • Knowledge Broker: William Shakespeare reveals, in one of his personal tomes found in the Den district, that he's got an intricate network of spies who tell him whatever he wants to know. The knowledge goes at least far enough that he knows about Dane Vogel's scheme involving the Tacos Malos branches.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: When meeting Dex, he will sometimes remark that he was content with being forgotten, but people prefer digging up the past. This sounds like a reference to Dex's previous status and the complaints about it.
  • The Legions of Hell: You'll have to fight through demons, damned corpses, fallen angels and Satan himself.
  • Lighter and Softer: More so than Saints Row IV despite being set in Hell due to the generally tongue-in-cheek presentation getting amped up to eleven including a Disney-esque musical parody. Also Denser and Wackier.
  • Missing Steps Plan: Johnny doesn't really have a detailed plan for saving the Boss. Kinzie calls him out on it, and later he admits it himself.
  • Mission Control: Dane Vogel serves as this, helping out the protagonists wreak havok on Hell so that he can profit off the potential property damage they cause.
  • Money Mauling: The Diamond Sting is one of the Seven Deadly Weapons and represents the sin of Greed. It's a gold-plated SMG that fires coins at the enemy.
  • Monster Allies: The "Summon" power lets you summon one of three demonic allies to help you in combat. The available demons are Imps, Spires, and Legionnaires.
  • Mook Maker: Dark Inciters have no offensive capabilities, but will summon powerful enemies to fight you instead.
    • The summon power lets you use the trope to your own advantage.
  • Multiple Endings: At the end of the game, Johnny is confronted by God Himself, who wants to reward Johnny for preventing Satan's forces from invading Heaven under the Boss's guidance. The player is then given a choice of one of five endings:
    • Johnny asks to be reunited with Aisha in Heaven.
    • Johnny becomes the new king of Hell.
    • The Saints colonize a new planet to rebuild humanity on.
    • Earth is restored via Cosmic Retcon, and Johnny, Matt and Kinzie at least still wind up meeting as police officers. This ending leads into Agents of Mayhem.
    • Johnny gains the answers to all of the questions in the universe.
  • Nerf: Unlike the Boss in the previous two games, Johnny and Kinzie don't have a way of getting full immunity to fire damage. On the other hand, they get back Bottomless Magazines and Regenerating Health, things the Boss lost in the transition from The Third to IV. They also get upgrades to reduce melee damage taken, something the Boss never had.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: The plot of the game kicks off because Matt suggests the Saints play a game on a spirit board that belongs to Aleister Crowley.
  • No Animosity in the Afterlife: Zig-Zagged. Johnny and Kinzie travel to Hell and run into a bunch of the Saints' long-dead enemies, some of whom still hold a grudge against them, while others are quite amicable. Most notable of the latter is Dane Vogel, the Big Bad of Saints Row 2, who was murdered by the Saints at the height of his power and achievement, but used his time in Hell to reflect and realized that he would rather be friends with them when they also inevitably end up down there. Similarly, Kiki DeWynter, one of the enemy gang leaders in Saints Row: The Third, is quite happy to work with the Saints in Hell — although her enmity was never personal, and her twin sister (now also in Hell) ran over to the Saints while she was alive.
  • Occam's Razor: At the end of the game Johnny makes good on his word to shoot the Devil in the face. Jezebel is surprised that it works and Johnny describes the situation as Occam's Razor. And then Satan gets back up anyways. Cue the Final Boss.
  • Old Save Bonus: If you have data of Saints Row IV, the Boss's appearance and voice will be what you used in that game, and is fully voiced as well. This no longer works (as in the default male will be the Boss for his short appearance in the beginning and the end) for the Steam version, as SRIV was subsequently updated to have Steam workshop support and GOoH wasn't updated to detect the new save file format. The GOG version, released after the Steam version, also unable to import Boss appearance from Saints Row IV as well. That is, unless an import script is used.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: Troy was damned to Hell for betraying the Saints, even though he was just doing his duty, he was generally a good person, and how he would later use his influence to help the Saints. Unfortunately for Troy, traitors always go to Hell, regardless of their motivations or later acts of redemption.
    • At least Legal Lee's Torment Fraud scheme should help.
  • Only in It for the Money: Even in the afterlife, Vogel is still driven by profit.
  • Orbital Shot: Just as Kinzie and Johnny get in the thick of the final battle, they stand up as the camera pans around them Michael Bay style.
  • Orphean Rescue: As described by the developers, this is basically what Gat and Kinzie are doing. Shakespeare also uses the term when you meet him.
  • Ouija Board: The game starts with the Saints playing with a Ouija-style board (but never called that), only for Satan to use it to announce the Boss will be marrying his daughter, and then kidnapping the Saint's leader. Turns out that was actually Aleister Crowley's board taken from Zinyak's collection of human artifacts.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: A more Badass Normal version: The Boss has caused more death, destruction, and chaos than any other human in history. No wonder Satan wants The Boss as an in-law.
  • Planet Heck: The entire game takes place, save for the starting and ending cutscenes, in Hell.
  • Portmanteau Couple Name: In-Universe when Satan thinks Johnny will marry his daughter, the tabloids were calling the pair "Johnny-bel".
  • Power Gives You Wings: Johnny and Kinzie each get a pair of fiery angel wings as part of their new abilities. If you pre-ordered the game you can choose to make the fiery parts Saints' purple!
  • Power Tattoo: Johnny and Kinzie get superpowers in Hell from a supernatural arm covered in glowing tattoos. While Kinzie's looks fairly normal, Johnny's apparently causes his affected arm to turn black like charcoal and burn through his jacket and one side of his pants. He doesn't seem to mind too much.
  • Promoted to Playable: While this isn't Johnny's first foray into being playable, having been announced for Divekick: Addition Edition +, this does mark the first time he's fully playable in a Saints Row entry. This game is the first time Kinzie has been playable, however.
    • Husk versions of Troy, Luz and Tobias are playable in instances of one of the side activities where you shave years off their sentence in hell.
  • Pun-Based Title: The title is a play on "bat out of Hell".
    • Not to mention simply "Get/Got Out of Hell"
  • Purple Is Powerful: The supernatural arms Johnny and Kinzie pick up have purple glowing runes all over them.
    • This also applies to the demons the player summons, especially the Legionnaire with its purple horns and claws.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: One of the melee animations involves this, capped off with a kick that knocks the enemy yards away.
  • Running Gag: Genki once again shows up to menace the player after defeating a certain number of Arch Dukes. Defeating him yields The Ark of the Covenant.
    • The gag of Gat's plan simply being to shoot whoever's holding the President hostage in the face.
  • Scenery Gorn: New Hades has pretty much every type imaginable. Crowded slums, collapsing buildings, satanic architecture, giant bones, ruined lavascapes, shitty weather...
  • Sequel Hook: At least two of the Multiple Endings (the Cosmic Retcon or finding a new planet for humanity to inhabit) lend themselves to another game.
  • Seven Deadly Sins: There are seven weapons themed after them that can be found in the game. As shown in this trailer, they include the following:
    • Greed: The Diamond Sting, an SMG made out of gold and studded with diamonds that fires diamonds as ammo, can only be obtained by buying it for a ridiculously high price, and causes enemies to explode into showers of money when killed with it.
    • Sloth: The Armchair-mageddon, a rocket-equipped recliner with chain guns mounted in the armrests.
    • Wrath: The Ark of the Covenant, a gun and backpack that sucks in souls to shoot out explosively.
    • Gluttony: Last Supper, a cannon that fires pink sugary goo. Enemies will attack other enemies covered in the goo in an attempt to eat them.
    • Lust: Boom Chicka, a shotgun that makes those hit by it follow your lead and do sexy walks.
    • Envy: Uriel's Edge, a Flaming Sword that shoots out fireballs.
    • (A fuckload of) Pride: Gallows Dodger, a rapid-fire explosive pistol that talks.
  • Shoot the Bullet: The "Top Gunner" Achievement requires you to use a Blast to destroy a Spire's missile.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Slashed Throat: One of Gat's knife kill animations.
  • Suddenly Shouting: In the intro cutscene to Mayhem, Vogel becomes louder and a lot more enthusiastic when he starts talking about blowing things up.
  • Sympathetic Murderer: As per previous installments, Johnny Gat is one.
  • Taken for Granite: The Boss spends most of the game encased in a soul crystal.
    • This is also one of the elemental powers Gat and Kinzie unlock.
  • Take That!: One of Kinzie's walking lines says that the Saints let you play as girls (a knock on the "no playable female characters" controversies over games like Grand Theft Auto V and Assassin's Creed: Unity that had occurred around this game's release).
  • Talking Weapon: The Pride weapon is Gallows Dodger, a large handgun that expresses great delight at the slaughter the player causes with it. It also has something of a backstory to tell, which, unfortunately, you won't hear most of the time.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: While it's still impossible to gib anyone in this game, charging Gallows Dodger with enough kills makes it enter the Overkill mode. While enraged, Dodger automatically spits out huge balls of energy which don't consume any of your ammunition and, needless to say, are ridiculously powerful and explosive.
  • To Hell and Back: Third Street Saints members Johnny Gat and Kinzie Kensington have to rescue their leader from being forced into a marriage with the Devil's little girl, which involves kicking the crap out of The Legions of Hell and Satan himself.
  • Toilet Humor: Tacos Malos... and Gat actually wanted to eat there!
  • The Unreveal: The ending in which Gat learns the answers to all the questions of the universe just consist of him knowingly say "Oh..." while nodding.
  • Up to Eleven: Instead of just fighting an Alien Invasion in Cyberspace, the Saints are literally invading Hell and taking on Satan.
  • Upgrade Artifact: Vogel uses Satan's cracked halo from his time as the angel Lucifer to give Johnny and Kinzie their powers. Also, there are Altars scattered around Hell that grant new elements for your powers.
  • Video Game Flight: Gat and Kinzie can sprout wings to fly through New Hades, a step up from IV 's gliding.
  • Villains Act, Heroes React: The latest Third Street Saints' adventure is caused by Satan kidnapping The Boss, forcing Kinzie and Johnny to go To Hell and Back to rescue them.
  • Villain Song: The cutscene that introduces Satan and Jezebel is a five minute long, Disneyesque musical number. We couldn't make this up if we tried.
  • Wacky Fratboy Hijinx: Hell has an abnormally large frat population for some reason. There are activities where the player has to knock them through hoops with a giant frat paddle.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Satan only wears a large metal belt that covers his groin, leaving his upper body completely uncovered.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Inverted. Johnny seems to resort to his gun too much. Although it did get the spiritual board to stop mocking them and let him and Kinzie enter hell. He tries it again on Satan later in the game. It's less effective this time.
  • With This Herring: You start with just a single pistol to your name. A Justified Trope, since that was all that the protagonists of this game were carrying when they jumped through the Hell Gate.
  • Worthy Opponent: When Johnny throws a pistol aside to save Jezebel's life from Satan's impending Neck Snap, Satan sees him as this, praising his cunning, loyalty and brutality and saying he wants him to be his son-in-law.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Vogel sees helping the Saints against Satan as this: if Satan beats Gat, Ultor gets a load of reconstruction contracts to repair the mayhem Gat caused, while if Gat beats Satan, he pays less taxes.
  • Your Soul is Mine!: Lost souls replace data clusters as the new upgrade currency.

 
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