Saints Row: The Third Officially Announced

The third installment in the Saints Row series will see quite a change from previous incarnations. The Third Street Saints have transformed from street gang to formidable crime outlet, with Stillwater becoming Saint City. Johnny Gat bobble head dolls and Saints energy drinks are as readily available as take-out meals.

Another gang, branded as legends and going by the name of the Syndicate, have their eyes on the Saints’ turf and respect. The two factions have gone to war.

Volition is developing the title, which will see release this holiday season on the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 platforms. “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.”

Game Informer will be running the game as their April cover story.