Saints Row rollin' onto PSPs in March '10?

Source: See below. What we heard: While often backed by highly organized media corporations, many musical acts like to cultivate the image of a gleeful scofflaw that doesn't play by the rules. That's certainly been the case when it comes to keeping new game projects secret, with Aerosmith and Green...

Source: See below.

What we heard: While often backed by highly organized media corporations, many musical acts like to cultivate the image of a gleeful scofflaw that doesn't play by the rules. That's certainly been the case when it comes to keeping new game projects secret, with Aerosmith and Green Day preemptively revealing the existence of Guitar Hero: Aerosmith and the Green Day Rock Band Track Pack. That's also been true for non-music games, with 50 Cent confirming the existence of 50 Cent: Bulletproof on San Francisco radio and a symphony musician revealing Diablo III nearly three years before Blizzard officially unveiled it.

Now, it looks like Opeth may be joining the ranks of hard-rockers-turned-game-spoilers. In a blog post last week, the Stockholm-based death metal group announced that, despite their distaste for games in general, they would be featured in a high-profile upcoming title:

We may not like playing video games all that much but we do like it when our music is featured on them! Makes us a bit proud even when it's a game as big as Saints Row for the PSP and even prouder when the nice developer people show excellent taste by picking "The Lotus Eater" for it. So if you love playing video games: the game is expected to hit the streets around March 2010. (Emphasis added--video for song viewable below.)

The official story: Inquiries sent to THQ had not been returned as of press time.

Bogus or not bogus?: Looking not bogus. Why would a Swedish group which, by its own admission, doesn't even follow gaming name such a specific franchise out of thin air? Plus, a PSP Saints Row makes sense. One of the most popular PSP games of all time is Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, which features the same sort of M-rated, open-world crime action that the Saints Row series appropriated from console GTAs. Such a release would also help sustain interest in the series until the release of the already confirmed Saints Row 3.

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TheRoshow
TheRoshow

I think they should change things up just a little on saints row for PSP! I'm just glad I get to see Will again!! And I'll miss Julius cause I really liked him they should have made the Julius in SR2 a fake like some of the hit man people was.

dominicangta4
dominicangta4

i hope that for once sr has good story line or solid gameplay

Iron_dawg
Iron_dawg

my god if there was one game that would make me by a psp it would be this. third street for life!!!

Petercairns
Petercairns

I just hope u can still throw people....aaaahhhh....SPALT!!!

jackdaniel594
jackdaniel594

Saints Row 2 was heaps fun, and I hope the fun bits of it will be put into the PSP version.

mdjblack
mdjblack

Saints Row 1 or Saints Row 2? and will it have extra stuff, because usually PSP games are different from the first version like "NFL Street Remix." Hopefully they add some extra missions or strongholds or somethin'

Dualmask
Dualmask

This sounds great. I fell in love with SR2 and I would love to play a portable version. As much as I like my DS, I prefer my PSP and am always glad to hear about quality games coming out for it.

Turbo-Evil
Turbo-Evil

@fikkel - I dislike most metal. They might be "talented" to you, but that sounds like crap to me.

fikkel
fikkel

@Turbo-Evil Terrible song?! Opeth are one the most talented playing at the moment. They are musical geniuses! No other band comes close playing prog metal as they can.

XanderKage
XanderKage

Too bad it's a long wait... I haven't played SR1, but I'm playing SR2 now... I would prefer to play them in reverse order...

dwd_27
dwd_27

i guess it would be good but you can do it with loads of game and sony are trying to save the psp because right now the dsi is infront that's why sony are putting some of there best games on the psp

Eazy1891
Eazy1891

sounds cool to me but just like jokers_anarchy said....i wonder if it will be good on PSP it seems that all of a sudden alot of great games are coming out for PSP though

Jammin_XD
Jammin_XD

The EDF Scout Car comes with the add on Ultor Exposed but I don't no about the suit.

alexkn64
alexkn64

That image is confusing me. Does that mean you can customize your character to look like an EDF Drone, with an EDF Scout Car from the new Red Faction game?

phantom1593
phantom1593

what is this doing in the PC news section?

Turbo-Evil
Turbo-Evil

Terrible song, but if this is true it's good news. Keep in mind that they could have gotten mixed up with Saints Row 3 though.

NuKkU
NuKkU

awesome man maybe i can finally try out this series when it comes to the PSP

BladeTrinity114
BladeTrinity114

Looks good. Will be getting this for my PSP Go! when I get it...

ne0man
ne0man

makes a lot of sense, their song Ghost Of Perdition was also featured in Saints Row 2. also it is not entirely true that the band doesn't game much. Mikael has stated on his Myspace blog that he does have a 360 and he was playing Bioshock

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

As long as they keep the co-op....

pakhair
pakhair

It's a good news.......

sun_rider95
sun_rider95

welll I hate sr 2 maybe sr is better

geomyr
geomyr

there are more and more new games coming to the psp this year great.

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

wow now i wantt them to do a ps2 and wii one they might as well id buy all 3 new versi ons in a heart beat

ivanfred
ivanfred

THQ needs to make sure the controls are tight. Because if they are, it could have a big seller on its hands.

CoolKidX
CoolKidX

Sweet, it will be like another diffrent kinda GTA for PSP, PSP getting lucky with this and Assassin's Creed.

XanderKage
XanderKage

An original installment of the series??? Or a port? If so of what game? because I really wan to play SR1, but I don't have an Xbox. I'm playing SR2 now.. But whatever, either way I'm stocked. First news that GTA Chinatown wars is coming to the PSP and now this... Awesome. PS Krunch FM in SR2 rocks!!!!

stantheman2009
stantheman2009

I saw Opeth in Austin a while back. They were amazing. I also like Saints Row. Gonna be a sweet combination.

great_rulo
great_rulo

Saints Row 1 was a geat game, but what made it so great was the multiplayer, i doubt the psp version will be close.

thorsen-ink
thorsen-ink

Source: See below.

What we heard: While often backed by highly organized media corporations, many musical acts like to cultivate the image of a gleeful scofflaw that doesn't play by the rules. That's certainly been the case when it comes to keeping new game projects secret, with Aerosmith and Green Day preemptively revealing the existence of Guitar Hero: Aerosmith and the Green Day Rock Band Track Pack. That's also been true for non-music games, with 50 Cent confirming the existence of 50 Cent: Bulletproof on San Francisco radio and a symphony musician revealing Diablo III nearly three years before Blizzard officially unveiled it.

Now, it looks like Opeth may be joining the ranks of hard-rockers-turned-game-spoilers. In a blog post last week, the Stockholm-based death metal group announced that, despite their distaste for games in general, they would be featured in a high-profile upcoming title:

We may not like playing video games all that much but we do like it when our music is featured on them! Makes us a bit proud even when it's a game as big as Saints Row for the PSP and even prouder when the nice developer people show excellent taste by picking "The Lotus Eater" for it. So if you love playing video games: the game is expected to hit the streets around March 2010. (Emphasis added--video for song viewable below.)

The official story: Inquiries sent to THQ had not been returned as of press time.

Bogus or not bogus?: Looking not bogus. Why would a Swedish group which, by its own admission, doesn't even follow gaming name such a specific franchise out of thin air? Plus, a PSP Saints Row makes sense. One of the most popular PSP games of all time is Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, which features the same sort of M-rated, open-world crime action that the Saints Row series appropriated from console GTAs. Such a release would also help sustain interest in the series until the release of the already confirmed Saints Row 3.