Saints Row: The Third Expansion Is Real [UPDATE]

By Dog of Thunder, 4 years ago
UPDATE: THQ confirmed to multiple media outlets that this will be a stand alone, retail expansion and not DLC.

THQ released an April Fool's joke regarding an upcoming expansion for Saints Row: The Third that was entitled "Enter the Dominatrix". Volition, long time developer of the Saints Row franchise, said this expansion would include superpowers. Everyone laughed, a good time was had by all and life went on for the next few weeks.

As it turns out, that expansion? It's REAL! Here's the story behind the latest piece of absurd content for an absurd game.

For centuries, alien warlord Zinyak has eyed Earth and its precious natural resources and females with a watchful eye. As he prepares an armada for invasion, he has only one worry: the Third Street Saints.Once a simple street gang from Stilwater, the Saints have evolved into a global empire, replete with bombastic TV advertising and tasteful consumer products, the kind of TV advertising and consumer products that would give any alien warlord pause. Clearly, the Saints are the biggest badasses on Earth.

Now, in order to prepare his forces for domination, Zinyak captures the leader of the Saints and imprisons him in an elaborate virtual reality simulation. This simulation program looks and feels like Steelport, but it is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth. Here, you are a slave. Welcome… to the Dominatrix.
The announced price for this expansion is $29.99 and it is also a boxed, stand-alone retail product, just as Dead Rising 2: Off The Record (Xbox 360) was a boxed, stand-alone retail product for a discounted price.
Credit for this story goes to anomalystic777