From the visionary mind of big-shot Hollywood director Andy Zhen, the Saints are back once again to complete the final scenes for their future blockbuster, "Gangstas In Space". With the world waiting in anticipation of the very first Saints movie, there's a lot on the line, and it's your job to act the part. Starring the Boss and introducing Jenny Jaros as Princess Kwilanna, you'll experience action, drama, blow-up dolls, and one hell of an alien invasion through a series of new missions.
Viewer Pack The Second is a free DLC, simultaneously released to allow players who have not purchased Gangstas in Space to play online with those who have. Viewer Pack The Second is the same size as Gangstas in Space.
This free pack will help keep your co-op game rolling if your partner has downloaded Gangstas in Space. This free pack does not allow you to play Gangstas in Space, but allows for full compatibility in a co-operative game. This pack is not necessary if you have already downloaded Gangstas In Space.
There are 3 missions in the Gangstas in Space DLC and they can be played at any time. Once the final mission has been completed, the first one will become available again, allowing all of them to be be played as often as wanted.
Despite being based on Johnny Gat's comic, he isn't featured or mentioned at all in the DLC, and it seems to centre around The Protagonist.
This DLC was originally announced for release in "winter 2012", though ultimately it appears this was intended to reflect the actual season of release rather than the quarter of the year as one might expect.
Before release, it was widely speculated that the DLC would be based on the final mission of the same name, although this was proven to be false. However, the set used for the "Gangstas in Space" mission is hinted at in a cutscene in the DLC; The Protagonist makes a comment about another space set in-between scenes, wondering if they will be using it later.
On the Genkibowl newscast, it states on the bottom on the screen that the movie Gangstas in Space will be shot in Steelport in a month. This is most likely a reference to this DLC.
The character Jenny Jaros is a reference to lead writer Steve Jaros.
Zimos' Pad appears as a set in the sound stage during "Hangar 18 1/2".
"Xenaphobe" is also a play on the word "xenophobe", someone with a fear of foreigners, who are usually called "aliens" in American English.
"I Do My Own Stunts" is a reference to the line spoken by Josh Birk in the first mission, which is a reference to multiple real-life action movies stars who perform their own stunt work, rather than using stunt doubles.
"Do a Barrel Roll!" is a reference to the internet meme of the same name. This line comes from Nintendo's Star Fox 64. This reference is also mentioned in the Saints Row IV mission "The Real World".
"Revenge Of The Navigator" is likely a reference to the film Flight of the Navigator, which centres around an alien spacecraft.
"First Contact" is a reference to the concept in anthropology of the first meeting of two cultures previously unaware of one another, which has been reused many times in science fiction stories as first contact with extraterrestrial life.