Saints Row 3 details revealed

Saints Row: The Third

The newest entry in the Saints Row series, Saints Row: The Third, has been light on any actual information, but the latest issue of Game Informer now has the first details on the upcoming sequel.

The game revolves around the Third Street Saints and their rise from a simple street gang with increasing popularity to a full-fledged household name. Unfortunately this leads to a war with "The Syndicate," a legendary criminal fraternity.

Your custom hero from the first and second games will again be carried over, but this time a "San Andreas-style" leveling system will be implemented, dictating your character’s weight and combat abilities among other things.

Both cosmetic and performance upgrades will be available for all weapons, which also carries over to any vehicles obtained in the game.

Freedom in tackling the various missions was also highlighted. For example, when asked to siege an enemy tower you can either fight your way through for more money or just blow it up.

No specific gameplay details have been given for the multiplayer, but GI has confirmed that the competitive modes have been dropped in order to shift the focus towards online co-op.

Though many changes have been pointed out, developer Volition plans on maintaining the humor synonymous with the series. This includes outrageous things such as a sex toy weapon, space suits, pirate costumes, and a new "nut shot" move.

It seems like Voltion is working hard to make this the best Saints Row game yet. Fans should certainly be excited to get their hands on Saints Row: The Third when it hits the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC this fall.



  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Myspace
  • Google Buzz
  • Reddit
  • Stumnleupon
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • Technorati
Author: Anthony LaBella View all posts by
My first experience playing a video game blew me away. The fact that Super Metroid was that game certainly helped. So I like to think Samus put me on the path to video games. Well, I guess my parents buying the SNES had a little something to do with it. Ever since then my passion for video games has grown. When I found that I could put words together into a coherent sentence, videogame journalism was a natural interest. Now I spend a large majority of my time either playing video games or writing about them, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Leave A Response

You must be logged in to post a comment.