Saints Row is coming to Nintendo Switch! But it's not Saints Row: Gat out of Hell, the most recent game, nor is it series high-point Saints Row 4, from 2013. It is Saints Row: The Third, for some reason, a 2011 PS3 and Xbox 360 game.
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Goofy open-world crime adventure Saints Row: The Third has been added to the Xbox One's backwards compatible library.
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The Humble Bundle's pay-what-you-want offerings have gone from every other week to daily over the next two weeks.
Microsoft's Games with Gold program is adding indie platformer Dust: An Elysian Tail and open-world action comedy Saints Row: The Third to its roster of free offerings for Xbox 360 users with Xbox Live Gold subscriptions.
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.
Delayed Saints Row: The Third DLC pack Enter the Dominatrix will be released for Saints Row 4 this October.
The week before Danny Bilson left THQ in May 2012, he still had hope. He had a plan: Darksiders 2 from Vigil. Metro: Last Light from 4AGames. Company of Heroes 2 from Relic Entertainment. Enter the Dominatrix, the standalone expansion for Saints Row the Third, from Volition. South Park: The Stick of Truth, in production at Obsidian Entertainment. Homefront 2 at Crytek UK. And then there was the unannounced stuff: the next-gen game from Turtle Rock we now know is called Evolve. Patrice Désilets' 1666 at THQ Montreal. The portfolio is long and impressive.
Update #4: Does IP changing hands equal upheaval? Does upheaval equal game delay? Obsidian's South Park: Stick of Truth was due in March. Is it still? "It's too soon to say," Ubisoft told me this afternoon. "We'll have more details to share about plans for specific games soon."
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.
The THQ bankruptcy and sale document (via Polygon) has revealed four unannounced games.
THQ president Jason Rubin has given $1000 of his own money to the Humble THQ Bundle.
We've become accustomed to pay-what-you-want models for indie games, but it's rare to see titles that were full priced retail offerings as recently as a year ago make the cut. That's changed with the THQ Humble Bundle that allows players to name their price for a collection that includes: Metro 2033, Darksiders, Red Faction: Armageddon, Company of Heroes and its two expansions, Opposing Fronts and Tales of Valor.
Publisher THQ has announced a DLC-packed version of Saints Row: The Third. Subtitled The Full Package, the innuendo-fuelled adventure is due to arrive in the UK on 9th November.
Those who pick up the bumper version will get all of the game's three major DLC mission packs as standard: Genkibowl VII, Gangstas In Space, and The Trouble With Clones.
Also included is every item of "bonus DLC" ever made for the game - there's more than 30. Do you have the the Shark Attack pack, the Witches & Wieners pack, the Special Operations pack, or the Genki Girl Vehicle pack?
The Steam Summer Sale continues with a new host of offers we can't refuse.
Saints Row: The Third's standalone expansion Enter the Dominatrix has been merged into the next main Saints Row game, publisher THQ has confirmed.
This is due to launch in "calender 2013", THQ president Jason Rubin confirmed.
"When I looked at the Enter The Dominatrix expansion in production at Volition, I was blown away by the ideas and desire to expand the fiction of the franchise," Rubin said.
When I sat down to chat with Danny Bilson during THQ's pre-E3 showcase event in North London earlier this month, I had no idea that, just over a week later, he would no longer be with the publisher. Hindsight is a beautiful thing, but I'm convinced there was something about the way he introduced presentations on Company of Heroes 2, Metro: Last Light and Darksiders 2 to European press that morning that was, for want of a better term, off.
DLC out today.
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 headlines today's EU PlayStation Store update. Sega's latest Sonic adventure costs £9.99 and includes exclusive levels for those with Sonic 4 Episode 1.
Music-mixing title PixelJunk 4am launches for £6.49, although you'll need a PlayStation Eye camera and Move controller to play.
You can also now download a digital version of THQ's open-world dildo-fest Saints Row: The Third. It costs £29.99 and will hog 7.33 GB of your disc space.
A LinkedIn profile for a Volition Inc. developer (spotted by Superannuation) has revealed Saints Row 4 is in development for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
THQ has delayed South Park: The Game to the fourth quarter of its 2013 financial year.
OTT open world actioner Saints Row: The Third gets a standalone expansion this Autumn on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, publisher THQ has announced.
Titled Enter the Dominatrix, it picks up directly after the end of the original release. The leader of the Third Street Saints has been abducted by an extraterrestrial warlord called Zinyak - who has eyes on invading earth - and locked 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," explained the announcement blurb.
THQ lost money and cut 240 jobs back in February. Things didn't look good.
Trouble With Clones expansion out this week.
The next Xbox possibly disallowing pre-owned games from being played? That would bea "fantastic change for our business", according to Volition (Saints Row) design director Jameson Durall.
A troubled THQ will imminently announce 170 layoffs, according to a new report.
Independent industry suit Kevin Dent claimed to have been sitting on the news "for a week or so". His Twitter conversation with THQ's vice president of technology Mark DeLoura suggests this is for real.
"This is probably going to break in the morning, I have sat on it for a week or so. The culling at THQ was 170+ souls including Mark DeLoura," broadcast Kevin Dent, directing the message at DeLoura.
Embattled publisher THQ has been warned it risks being delisted from the Nasdaq stock exchange.
Undermined publisher THQ has publicly recommitted to developing a host of core games - some of them years away.
Modern Warfare 3 was the best selling video game in the UK last year, UKIE and GfK Chart-Track have revealed.
About once a year, a game makes me want to write.
Gargantuan fantasy role-playing game Skyrim is the UK's Christmas 2011 number one.
Saints Row: The Third's famed IED (Inspirational Erotic Device) has dispatched more than two million Steelport citizens since launch, publisher THQ has revealed.
Microsoft console versus the PC at max settings.
Volition's latest compared on console and PC.
Gameplay comparison with both games running with v-sync active.
Double-buffer vs. triple-buffer v-sync comparisons.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has won over the generally shooter-shy Japanese public, debuting at the top of the country's weekly software chart.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has held firm at the top of the UK charts in the year's busiest week of game releases, despite its second week sales dropping by 87 per cent.
Buy a copy of Saints Row: The Third on PlayStation 3 before 13th February and you can claim a complimentary download of Saints Row 2, THQ has announced.
Anyone purchasing the PlayStation 3 version of Saints Row: The Third in the US, Canada or Mexico can claim a free download of Saints Row 2, THQ has announced.
As detailed on the PlayStation Blog, just enter the Online Pass code included with the game before 13th February 2012 and you'll receive a complimentary download of its 2008 predecessor.
The post doesn't explicitly spell it out, but it seems likely the deal is an attempt to make up for the no-show of planned PS3-exclusive content in the finished game, as reported earlier this week.
The Halo: Reach Anniversary Map Pack is available to download from the Xbox Marketplace.
Grand Theft Auto 4 was the best thing that ever happened to Saints Row. When it originally launched, THQ's open-world rival was little more than a cheeky copycat, offering the same transgressive thrills in a cruder, cheaper form; the Zit to GTA's more successful Viz.
Then GTA4 came along, and with it a sharp detour from the sort of knockabout nihilism that had typified the series. In the midst of Niko Bellic's downbeat immigrant saga, going on a rocket launcher rampage seemed a little weird, and Saints Row 2 was quick to position itself as the gleefully silly sandbox game that still let you smash your toys until something broke. If GTA was aiming for high drama and critical acclaim, Saints Row was happy to fly the flag for those playing "for the lulz".
And so comes Saints Row: The Third, a game that has been marketed almost exclusively on the basis of all the wacky stuff it will let you do, silly costumes, sex toy weaponry, ragdoll mayhem and all.
The promised exclusive mode for the PlayStation 3 version of Saints Row: The Third is mysteriously absent from the game.
Retail copies sent to press reveal the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the Volition-developed open world adventure contain exactly the same content, Joystiq reports.
The exclusive mode was announced at E3 2011 in June, and was said to use Saints Row's "signature weapon", presumably the dildo bat censored for the Japanese version.
Penis-shaped Saint's Row: The Third weapon The Penetrator has fallen foul of Japanese censors.
A DLC season pass for Saints Row: The Third has been confirmed.
According to a post on the THQ Insider blog, which has since mysteriously been taken down, the voucher gives you access to four expansions, representing a saving of 15 per cent on buying each pack separately.
The four add-ons are as follows:
Saints Row 4 is already in the early stages of development, despite Saints Row: The Third not even being on shelves yet, judging by comments made by THQ exec Danny Bilson.
THQ shows off its 'Pimps and Gimps'.
THQ isn't worried that today's Grand Theft Auto 5 reveal will diminish excitement for its own open world crime effort, Saints Row: The Third.
The PC version of Saints Row: The Third brings with it a handful of exclusive extras, developer Volition has revealed.
Games from Warner Bros. Interactive, THQ and Capcom will soon be available on Origin, EA's digital PC platform.
Warner's Batman: Arkham City and THQ's Saints Row: The Third will kick things off in November, with more titles from the three third parties to follow in coming months.
"Since launch, we've had overwhelming support from both publishers and developers across the gaming industry, recognising Origin as an opportunity to deliver more of their great content straight to consumers across the globe," said EA's Origin VP David DeMartini.
Saints Row: The Third's new customisation and community hub, dubbed the Initiation Station, enters invite-only beta today, publisher THQ has announced.
Those who purchased Saints Row: Double Pack or pre-ordered Red Faction: Armageddon earlier this year should have got beta invite. Providing you logged it at the game's official site you should be getting a download code any moment now.
Everyone else can download the app via PlayStation Network, Steam or Xbox Live from 1st November ahead of Saints Row: The Third itself arriving in stores on 18th November.
THQ has lifted the shutters on its online store shopTHQ, which sells the publisher's titles primarily via PC download.
Japanese dev icon Tomonobu Itagaki is a playable character in Saints Row: The Third, publisher THQ has confirmed.
Deckers gang! Cyberspace! Cyberdemon!
Saints Row 3 maker THQ predicts future consoles will drop discs altogether for cloud gaming.
Game has strongly denied a rumour doing the rounds that it has forced some publishers to have their games removed from Steam in the UK.
A downloadable Saints Row: The Third spin-off has been uncovered, named Saints Row: Money Shot.
Saints Row: The Third gets a suitably off-the-wall special edition for its November launch.
Meet luchador The Walking Death.
Saints Row: The Third pre-orders are pacing well ahead of its predecessor, publisher THQ has announced.
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Wrestling legend Hulk Hogan is doing a voice for upcoming open world mental 'em up Saints Row: The Third.
A whopping great big list of THQ games will be at the Eurogamer Expo in London this September.
Tanks! Stealth bombers! Dildo bat!
Saints Row: The Third will be released on 18th November in Europe, THQ has confirmed.
The date escaped the lips of senior producer Greg Donovan, who was talking on camera to Gamespot at E3.
In North America, the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 game will be released on 15th November.
PlayStation 3 owners who pick up Saints Row: The Third later this year will be treated to an exclusive game mode.
Exact details weren't offered during the announcement in Sony's E3 show, though it will involve a "unique weapon".
THQ's OTT crime caper is due on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this November.
Imagine a modern day videogame in the mind of someone who has never played one. Imagine no longer, as Saints Row The Third is arguably that game; an overwhelming orgy of preposterous violence that would send a Daily Mail reader into paroxysms of indignant rage if they could ever grasp a sliver of what was happening.
Saints Row: The Third is getting a standalone character creation hub called the Initiaition Station, due out before the open world actioner launches later this year, publisher THQ has announced.
THQ has halted work on Saints Row: Drive By, a downloadable spin-off for PSN and XBLA.
Explosions! Artwork! Naked men!
Saints Row: The Third and Red Faction: Armageddon developer Volition is convinced making PC versions of its multiplatform games is still worth the time and money required – despite the threat of piracy.
THQ has ditched competitive multiplayer for forthcoming open-world crime epic Saints Row: The Third, so says Game Informer.
Saints Row: The Third will deliver "fantastic surprises", Volition has promised.
After weeks of leaks and scraps of facts, THQ has formerly announced Saints Row: The Third.
Saints Row 3 is reportedly called Saints Row: The Third.
Saints Row 3 will launch this Autumn, publisher THQ has confirmed.
The Saints Row film will be formally announced next month.
Big THQ franchises like Saints Row and UFC could be coming to Facebook and other social gaming networks, according to CEO Brian Farrell.
THQ's delayed Red Faction: Armageddon to May 2011 to bolster its financial 2012 line-up.
THQ core games boss Danny Bilson has revealed that Saints Row 3D started as an Xbox Live Arcade project before Nintendo pushed for a 3DS adaptation.
THQ's executive vice president of core games Danny Bilson has said that the publisher intends to do a Saints Row film.
Not content with that, he hopes that it will launch on the same day as the third Saints Row game, which doesn't have a date yet but should be out before March 2012.
Speaking in a conference call this week recorded by GameSpot, Bilson said a "major filmmaker" will be involved.