Saints Row: The Third rolls out Nov. 15

Latest in THQ's over-the-top open-world crime series gets a release date for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360; new trailer inside.

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Those craving a new dose of the over-the-top open-world action of the Saints Row series can finally mark their calendars. THQ has announced that Saints Row: The Third will ship for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on November 15 in North America. The date puts its launch one week after that of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and one week before the all-important Thanksgiving Day week shopping season.

Saints Row: The Third now has a date with retailers.

No ratings information is yet available for Saints Row: The Third. However, judging by GameSpot's brand-new preview of the game, its patently ridiculous gameplay will be packed with M-for-Mature-ready content, such as giant purple sex toys and a "sexual magnetism" slider in character creation. As always, the game will come packed with silly violence, including the introduction of a human cannon device called the "manapault."

Developed by Illinois-based Volition, Saints Row: The Third picks up with the player running the Third Street Saints. Once a small-town gang, the Saints have grown to control the organized crime within Stilwater and even have their own brand, with licensed sneakers, energy drinks, and bobbleheads. However, the Saints' success has drawn the attention of the globally powerful Syndicate, a criminal fraternity that insists on a cut of the action. Players will adopt the role of a member of the Saints who must relocate to the Syndicate's hometown of Steelport after a botched bank robbery forces them to flee Stilwater.

For more on Saints Row: The Third, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

59 comments
SirBullworth
SirBullworth

I Wish this was released in October I've only got two games this year that and really wanted Mass Effect 2 an Alice: Madness Returns for the ps3. this will be my final game for this year i've all ready haved 107 bucks and my birth days on October 22 so i'm set the rest of my money goes to tattoos and maybe games for next year....

CUDGEdave
CUDGEdave

Yawn,typical cliched CGI,with some god awful boring music,and the game just looks tired and dull and deja vu. There MUCH BETTER games out in November and this pile of dog doo will be forgotten.

01-cannon-mpc
01-cannon-mpc

Hello Saints Row 3 and Elderscrolls V Skyrim, good bye social life!

kungfuj0
kungfuj0

**** MW and Battlefield and all that other BS. SR3 is ALL MINE!

benboz
benboz

Wrong time to come out when Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 come out in the same month. They should release it later.

Pete5506
Pete5506

So much money I will need to spend this fall

JTrockin
JTrockin

I love Saints Row, and I hope this is awesome. I just can't see this making GOTY though.

amr_5m
amr_5m

this game MAY BE KICK GTA

RadicalToenail
RadicalToenail

Thank goodness I've got a good job and will be getting a raise before then. Man, I'mma have too many games to play.

dre256x
dre256x

@chris010000 Why would they make the car mechanics more realistic, when the rest of the throw realistic mechanics out the door...

dre256x
dre256x

WoW another silly release date.. Come on, release it in December, November is too pack with better quality games. There is just so much better games than this coming out in November. Do publishers even look @ release calender? Then when the game tanks in sales they wonder why.. Is December such a bad month for game releases, lol....

chris010000
chris010000

I hope that they make the car mechanics more enjoyable......... realistic

DrKill09
DrKill09

Decent trailer, horrid, horrid, "music". :roll: SR1's trailer had the kickass Saint's Row theme. SR2's had Real Muthaphukkin G's SR3 get's generic hiphop garbage. Bravo. :P

MattDeVito
MattDeVito

God I love the ridiculousness of this game. Also, 1:03... Ashton Kutcher?

Kashmir1089
Kashmir1089

MW3, Skyrim, AC 4. You fightin for dollars.

Chico_Azteca
Chico_Azteca

i need to save a lot of money for November D:!

lilflex1
lilflex1

i wanna know what the pre order gift is

pszone
pszone

thumb up or down kind sad very sad

pszone
pszone

well thumb me down i dont care because im getting all this games for ps3

XsickGamerX10
XsickGamerX10

I have a feeling this will have a bad start to sales but when people finally revive their wallets it should pick up.

XsickGamerX10
XsickGamerX10

thank god my birthday is in between the releases of MW3, Battlefield 3, uncharted 3, AC4 and this.

otanikun
otanikun

But I don't want to play as a new character, I liked the Boss :c

pszone
pszone

add me if you like scootermix

pszone
pszone

aslo restaince 3

aaron25m
aaron25m

damm them right after skyrim november is going to be a busy month

pszone
pszone

OMG i got list o, going to buy from 0ct to Nov The darkness 2 Siant Row 3 Uncharted 3 Assians Creed R Slient hill 8 Tomb Radier reboot got start spend a lot money end year even im getting this games this month Infamous 2 Red faction 4 Fear 3 Time crisis montion dragon age 2 Potal 2 what still havent got lol got a lot to get and i got 50 ps3 games so far lol

SpyDRfreeK
SpyDRfreeK

November is going to kill my wallet >_>

superivanho
superivanho

will go for saints row 3 just becoz rockstar games hasn't released another episode of gta yet

MikeManiac61
MikeManiac61

Battlefield 3, Saints Row 3, and Batman Arkam City. This is gonna take a huge toll on my allowance lol

vivalatour
vivalatour

Back to Back , Drakes Deception and then my Saints Row what more could I ask fo !

Stonecutters908
Stonecutters908

Good god. I will be buying 8 games in the span of 6 weeks. FIFA 12 Dark Souls Batman: Arkum City Battlefield 3 Elder Scrolls V Assassins Creed Revelations Saints Row 3 Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D Better start saving. I have half of them preordered and paid for already.

zeno99
zeno99

to bad its not a release this july for some summer fun. sr2 was awsome fun. a choice of a not so zoomed out 3rd person view would be a good improvement.

Aaron_Knuts1
Aaron_Knuts1

2011, the year of fantastic quality games.

Ice-Cube
Ice-Cube

Too many games in the fall to purchase, might have to cut some. The only 3 I can afford it seems is Skyrim, Battlefield 3 and Saints Row 3. The rest will have to wait until 2012. My wallet's gonna take a big hit..

muppen
muppen

November is going to be crazy good when it comes to quality games.

Chavis02
Chavis02

This looks BADASS Once Again! :D Going to buy it! :D

Rocker6
Rocker6

Another great game this fall.Cant wait.

kaspiscbb
kaspiscbb

This game is going to be kick-ass!!! :D

RobinGS
RobinGS

LOL @ my wallet in November. RINSED

EliteM0nk3y
EliteM0nk3y

I hope I can import my character from SR2. Just the character as I got them to be perfectly how I want them. Too bad it comes out in November. Same month as BF3 and The Witcher 2 on X360. Oh well that's what Christmas is for.