THQ and Volition Inc. have officially announced their upcoming release, Saints Row: The Third
The upcoming highly anticipated title is the third instalment in the successful Saints Row
series, and as expected, the time has come once again to dominate the city of Stilwater in the over-the-top style that series is very well known for.
Unlike the first two games in the series, Saints Row: The Third
will see you starting out as the big boss of the Third Street Saints. Having taken Stilwater for their own, the Saints inevitably have increased their bank balances and reputations to a pretty sweet scale and have become more then just your average street gang. The Saints even have their own merchandise for sale, with their own brand of sneakers, energy drinks and even Johnny Gat bobble head dolls selling in your everyday local stores! (in-game of course)
With the Saints pretty much running the show in Stilwater, and the power and control of a highly respected gang of evolved street soldiers in your hands, the Saints are on top of the world. But a legendary criminal family called 'The Syndicate' who are known on a worldwide basis and happen to have some worldwide connections, might just knock the Saints off the top spot. The Syndicate have noticed the success and growth of the Saints and "demands tribute". Of course the Saints won't bow down for no one, and the battle commences as we take the fight "to a new city"!
In the official press release, THQ Executive Vice President Danny Bilson revealed a few details regarding the upcoming title:
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. 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.
A few new images have been released along with the announcement through Saints Row 2
's Facebook page. No gameplay images are included, but the screens are pretty sweet none the less:Saints Row: The Third
is scheduled for release this Holiday season.