Volition, the developer best known for the Saints Row game franchise, has just announced its next game, a superhero-themed open world action game called Agents of Mayhem. It will be released in 2017 for the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

The game's publisher Deep Silver says:

Meet the Agents of M.A.Y.H.E.M. (the Multinational Agency for Hunting Evil Masterminds) – a motley outfit of unique and diverse Super Agents recruited from around the world to thwart the destructive schemes of the evil supervillain organization L.E.G.I.O.N. (the League of Evil Gentlemen Intent on Obliterating Nations).

Featuring an original storyline, trademark over-the-top open-world gameplay, and the look-and-feel of a distinctive superhero cosmos, Agents of Mayhem is a true Volition game. This new IP is a part of the Saints Row universe, sharing certain story elements, symbolism, and design inspiration with the multi-million selling franchise.

The FAQ page on the official Agents of Mayhem site reveals more about its gameplay:

Agents of Mayhem is a third-person shooter in which you can freely switch between three selected Super Agents in your squad. Each Agent has their own unique play-style, special abilities, and traversal options. From close range bruisers to long range specialists and everything in-between, it is up to you to customize your squad with the Agents you want! Gadgets also allow you to further customize the gameplay of each Agent, which can affect your squad's dynamics as a direct result.

The FAQ page adds that Agents of Mayhem is being developed with an all-new graphics engine developed in-house by Volition "with all the technical bells and whistles that players have come to expect from this generation."