Check out Saints Row IVs opening mission

VG247 has published a video showing the opening mission of Saints Row IV. According to narrator and senior producer Jim Boone, the beginning of the game sees players taking on a covert mission to stop Cyrus from Saints Row: The Third, who has hired a bunch of terrorists in order to nuke Washington DC.

Volition has also launched Saints Row IV character creation software ahead of the game’s release later this month. Dubbed the ‘Inauguration Station’, it enables users to create or modify characters to play with in the game. Saints Row: The Third characters can be downloaded and updated, and users can browse an online gallery to view creations shared by the community. The Inauguration Station is available from today on Xbox Live and Steam. It'll be available on PS3 tomorrow everywhere except the Americas, where it'll launch on August 13.

Saints Row IV sees players take on the role of the President of the United States, who's tasked with leading a counterattack against invading alien forces. The game is set for release on August 20 in North America and August 23 in Europe. Get our most recent impressions in this E3 preview.