The nice folks at Valve have just informed us that THQ's open-world gangbanger simulation Saint's Row II is now available for North, Central and South American gamers to purchase via Steam.
Yes, along with your local PC game dealer, Saint's Row 2 is now available for download on the Steam Service for the low price of US$39.99, which is of course $20 less console gamers had to pay, but hey...your rig cost more, didn't it? Especially if you beefed it up to meet the recommended system requirements.
I'm actually pondering picking up the PC version. I bought a copy for the Xbox 360 on release day, but my underage nephew who probably shouldn't have been playing it ended up leaving my apartment with it before I got a chance to play. Jerk.
Kotaku AU Note:
For now, this doesn't apply to Australia. We've asked THQ if there are plans to make it happen and we'll let you know when we hear from them. THQ has confirmed you'll be able to grab Saints Row 2 off Steam at the same time it'll be available in stores in Australia. When's that? Feb 5.
Saint's Row 2 On Steam [Steam]