Saints Row 2 rollin' onto PCs

THQ confirms its GTA-esque open-world auto-actioner will debut on Windows systems alongside PS3, 360 versions later this year.

Saints Row 2

PC gamers disappointed by the lack of a PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV are getting a consolation prize of sorts. Following product listings on GameStop, THQ reps today confirmed that Saints Row 2 is also in development for the PC. The recently delayed GTA-esque crime-action game had been previously announced for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Billed as darker than the semi-comic original, Saints Row 2 will return players to the fictional crime-overrun metropolis of Stilwater, a few years after the events of the first game, which saw the Saints gang take over the city. As a fully customizable male or female character, players will lead the Saints against three new rival gangs bent on seizing control of the streets. Saints Row 2 will also offer a number of new features. Previously mission-based, online two-player co-op will now be extended to the full campaign mode, which will let a pair of virtual gangsters play through the entire story together. GameSpot's hands-on preview has more details on the game's co-op mode. Saints Row 2 will ship for the 360 and PS3 on October 14. As for the PC version, a THQ rep would only say only that the GameStop product page--which has it shipping on October 14 for $39.99--"is accurate."

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