THQ sent out a press release today officially revealing Saints Row 3, scheduled to be released this holiday season. Unlike in Saints Row 1 and 2, you won’t be tasked with building up the Third Street Saints this time.
“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,” said Danny Bilson, THQ Executive Vice President, Core Games. “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.”
Saints Row 3 takes place a few years after the Third Street Saints have cemented their hold on Stilwater. They aren’t just a street gang anymore. They’ve moved beyond that to becoming a full-fledged crinimal organization and household name. They sell sneakers, bobbleheads, even Saints branded energy drinks across town.
This prosperity attracts the attention of an all-new crime syndicate aptly named ‘The Syndicate.’ Saints Row 3 will focus on a battle for world supremacy between the Syndicate and the Third Row Saints.