Saints Row: The Third Officially Announced (Finally)

Tell us something we don't know THQ! Saints Row: The Third was finally revealed - officially - after its existence was leaked by Danny Bilson and poster art was posted here a couple of weeks ago. Thankfully, along with the announcement, comes a couple of new details.

“Saints Row: The Third puts you on top of the world, right at the beginning of the game, with all the perks that go along with being the head of an elite criminal organization,” said Danny Bilson, THQ Executive Vice President, Core Games. “There’s no delivering pizza, no shuttling family members about in a long series of taxi missions. Instead, you take all the power of the Third Street Saints and you take the world by storm.”

Along with its snazzy new titles, Saints Row: The Third seems set to expand its gameplay on a broader scale, as the Third Street Saints do battle with a new rival gang 'The Syndicate'.

More as we get it.


Comments

    Awesome. SR2 was one of the best open world games out there. Actually preferred it over the GTA games.

      Gotta agree. I was half way through GTA4 when I started with SR2. Never ended up finishing GTA4!

    SR2 is one of my all-time favourite games! I got tingles reading this article. I absolutely can not wait!

    The game was good and I liked the tongue and cheeck type story, but I hope they fix the driving part. Worst car handling in a game ever.

      +1

    After SR2, I could almost bring myself to buy this without reading a single review.

    Some people are concerned that Saint's Row is heading the more serious gritty route because of the references to not having to do the fiddly little sidequests - but they're clearly just taking shots at GTAIV.

    Another thing is they say they "start you off" on top fo the world etc - after all, at the end of SR2, the Saint's control the city. There's no endgame explosion to ruin your day Dallas style - you own it all.

    I'm sure there'll be an early takedown where you lose ground and have to rebuild again, which seems like uninteresting ground to retread but I'm confident SR3 will pull it off. SR2 was basically the perfect game and reading this just makes me want to play it again.

    I'm wondering if, since SR2 allowed both male and female player avatars, if we'll be able to import our character from SR2 to SR3... I'd also like to see some perks for SR2 players in SR3 as well... maybe I'm jsut being greedy, but it seems like the done thing these days.

    Love Saints Row. 'The Third'- very cool title. Simple, but effective.

    Some more details from www.multiplayerblog.mtv.com -

    "Here's what publisher's Ubisoft's fact sheet has to say:

    Years after taking Stilwater for their own, the Third Street Saints have evolved from street gang to household brand name, with Saints sneakers, Saints energy drinks and Johnny Gat bobble head dolls all available at a store near you.

    The Saints are kings of Stilwater, but their celebrity status has not gone unnoticed. The Syndicate, a legendary criminal fraternity with pawns in play all over the globe, has turned its eye on the Saints and demands tribute. Refusing to kneel to the Syndicate, you take the fight to Steelport, a once-proud metropolis reduced to a struggling city of sin under Syndicate control.

    Take a tank skydiving, call in a satellite-targeted airstrike on a Mexican wrestling gang, and defend yourself against a highly-trained military force using only a sex toy in the most out-landish gameplay scenarios ever seen, igniting a city-wide war that will set Steelport on fire. Strap it on.

    So Steelport is our new city, and based on the description it seems that it will be modeled, at least in part, after Detroit. Your adversary in this game in The Syndicate, just about the most unoriginal name for a criminal organization imaginable. Which makes it perfect for the unique "Saints Row" blend of humor. And finally... tank skydiving. That one speaks for itself."

      That all sounds ball-drainingly awesome, but since when do Ubisoft publish Saint's Row?

        I was thinking the same thing actually. mtv must've got it wrong?

        They publish the PC port. Which they often screw up. SR2 was unplayable on PC.
        Makes SR3 an auto-miss for me.

        Love GTA though :P

          Awww..*sad face*...get a console PC-steve! ;-)

    I still need to finish the DLC for SR2 but the sequel is sounding good already!

      Same here, will definately have to finish that off before this one is out :)

      Me too... it's just the last mission, but I'll be damned if I can finish it.

    Hopefully they'll keep the cockney English voice as an option for the main character. That was awesome in SR2.

    Hmmm. Can't see why there is so much love for Saints Row. They've always been glitchy, buggy, pretty poor graphically and the storylines and cutscenes are gratuitously offensive to the point of being embarrassing to watch.
    Having said that, my 11 year old son loves Saints Row to bits. I'm sure it has nothing to do with the juvenile nature of the gameplay. :D

    Sounds Good, but damn they better not repeat the pathetic Driving issues for the PC, which never should have happened, that SR2 was able to get released like that is unreal...
    I wonder though what the Test Machine they used was...

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