THQ and Volition Inc. today announced the upcoming release of Saints Row: The Third
, the sequel to the 2008 nonlinear third-person shooter Saints Row 2. The game is expected to hit stores this holiday season for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and more information will be revealed in the coming month. I played Saints Row 2
and fell in love with it. It's a lot like the Grand Theft Auto
series and offered many side missions and challenges that gave it a more goofy gameplay experience. Sure, you shot people and killed off old ladies, but you also got to spray houses with septic tankers.
According to THQ Executive President, Core Games, this game will be even more over-the-top. "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."
This holiday season cannot come sooner.