Microsoft has announced the latest additions to its list of backward-compatible Xbox 360 games on Xbox One: BioWare's divisive RPG sequel Dragon Age 2, and Volition's delightfully outlandish open world adventure Saints Row 2.
A cancelled Saints Row PSP game has been revealed.
Dubbed Saints Row: Undercover, the canned project was shuttered in 2009 when developer Volition and then-publisher THQ decided it wasn't up to scratch with the series' standards.
Amusingly, most folks at Volition these days didn't even know it existed. As explained in the video below, Volition associate video editor Josh Stinson simply happened upon the game laying in a wayward PSP dev kit tucked away in a storage room.
Unseen64.net has unearthed images of Saints Row: The Cooler, a motion-controlled brawler spin-off that never saw the light of day.
The Humble Bundle's pay-what-you-want offerings have gone from every other week to daily over the next two weeks.
Some staff at Saints Row studio Volition were uncomfortable with former publisher THQ's emphasis on porn actresses when promoting the series, a producer has revealed.
UPDATE: The Deep Silver Humble Bundle just sweetened the pot further by adding Metro 2033, Sacred Citadel, and Risen as the offer enters its second and final week.
Update: It sounds like proceedings may be delayed. The auction is still going and the hearing could start this evening at 8pm UK time rather than at 5pm. That information comes from an investor (@DDInvesting) who seems reliable.
Isometric platformer Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light will be available as a free download for PlayStation Plus subscribers tomorrow.
THQ boss Brian Farrell has said there will be more Darksiders, Saints Row and de Blob next year.
Xbox Live's Games on Demand has grown and now includes Saints Row 2 and LEGO Indiana Jones.
Volition has made the "third and final" DLC pack for Saints Row 2 available for free on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network.
THQ already has sequels to Darksiders: Wrath of War, Saints Row 2 and Red Faction: Guerrilla in development, according to information given to investors.
GameSpot reports that investor relations folks have outed Darksiders and Red Faction sequels for release during fiscal 2012 (1st April 2011 until 31st March 2012), while Saints Row 3 should appear in the preceding 12 months.
The slideshow apparently also said that the publisher's Warhammer 40,000 MMO would be out in fiscal 2012, while Kaos Studios is working on a shooter of some sort and de Blob studio Blue Tongue is doing a Marvel licence.
Volition has revealed that it is working on three downloadable content packs for Saints Row 2, the first of which, Ultor Exposed, is due out on 16th April for PS3 and Xbox 360.
Rap star 50 Cent has revealed plans to produce a movie based on Saints Row.
THQ has confirmed the release of Saints Row 2 PC has been delayed in the US.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 has burst into the UK All-Formats Chart at number one this week, shoulder-charging genre rival FIFA 09 down to number two.
The New York Police Department has "popped a cap" in the "ass" of Saints Row 2, claiming it'll make people mad and wrong.
Update: Tesco has returned the PS3 version of Saints Row 2 to GBP 39.97.
THQ has announced the Saints Row 2 Collector's Edition bundle, and in keeping with the game's general sense of fun and social responsibility, the box is shaped like a gun and you get a USB stick in the shape of a bullet.
Tera Patrick, who you're not likely to see in a Disney film, has joined the Saints Row 2 team as a "special producer".
Saints Row 2 will be very distinct from Grand Theft Auto IV when it launches in October on PC, PS3 and 360, says THQ chief executive Brian Farrell.
THQ has told Eurogamer it has no comment on analyst Mike Hickey's claim that its recent Saints Row 2 trailer parodying Grand Theft Auto IV is "unusually pompous".
THQ has decided to add a PC version to gangland sequel Saints Row 2.
THQ's sandbox game Saints Row 2 has been delayed by almost two months, and will now launch on October 17th in Europe, the publisher told Eurogamer this morning.
THQ has announced that Saints Row 2 is coming to PS3 and Xbox 360 on August 26th.
In the US, anyway - it's not yet clear if the game will get a simultaneous release in Europe. (Update: A THQ spokesperson has now told us it's a "global" date. That reminds us of another game, you know. Any ideas, readers?)
The news came at THQ's Gamers Day event in San Francisco, currently being attended by our very own Tom. He's also reporting that there's no sign of Dawn of War 2 at the event, despite the game having been announced yesterday.
Saints Row 2 producer Greg Donovan reckons that his game will be competitive with Grand Theft Auto IV.
THQ has officially de-cloaked gangster sequel Saints Row 2.
THQ has revealed that it's targeting January 2008 for the release of Frontlines: Fuel of War, while Saints Row for PS3 has been scrapped in order to push resources into production on a sequel for Xbox 360 and PS3.
Speaking in light of strong financials that saw the company's sales top USD 1 billion, CEO Brian Farrell said: "The most important thing for the Saints Row franchise is to have a simultaneous shipment into a larger installed base next year." The sequel, previously hinted at but until now unconfirmed, is expected to be detailed in the near future.
Frontlines, meanwhile, was unveiled at last year's E3, and we've seen it a couple of times since. It's a next-generation openworld shooter and the first game from Kaos Studios - largely staffed by former staffers at Trauma Studios, the team responsible for the Battlefield Desert Combat mod and elements of Battlefield 2.