TF2 masks to appear in Saints Row: The Third

THQ unveils nine Team Fortress 2 masks for Saints Row: The Third.

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With the launch of Saints Row: The Third just two months ago, THQ and Volition Inc. are busy readying upcoming downloadable content drops. While the Genki Bowl VII and CheapyD's free homie add-on packs are slated to arrive on January 17, THQ has one more surprise up its sleeve for PC owners.

After teaming up with Valve, PC owners of Saints Row: The Third will soon be able to dress up their Saints avatars in Team Fortress 2 apparel. The items of clothing in question consist of nine Team Fortress 2 masks. The nine disguises will automatically be downloaded via Steam's updater on January 17, and they can then be used in the game straightaway.

Just what the city of Steelport needs: more crazies.

This isn't the first time the 3rd Street Saints have crossed paths with the seasoned warriors of Team Fortress 2; earlier this month, Valve released three Saints Row: The Third-themed in-game items for Team Fortress 2, which were exclusive to those who preordered THQ's open-world game.

Saints Row: The Third sees the 3rd Street Saints expand into a new city called Steelport and take on an international gang that's trying to take them out. Before the game's release, THQ announced that preorders for Saints Row: The Third had quadrupled those of its predecessor, and THQ expects the game to reach the coveted 3 million copies shipped by March.

Discussion

20 comments
tdr2009
tdr2009

@pimpofdoom That's what a lot of developers are doing now. Looking for ways to make the most money. Release a half finished game, and sell the rest as DLC. Only DLC I'm willing to purchase for Saints Row 3, is the story DLC's (Like Genkibowl). All the other DLC is worthless and should have been in the game to start with. (For example, I shouldn't have bought the Invincible pack, because all it does is unlock codes that can only be unlocked by buying them)

pimpofdoom
pimpofdoom

@ UnaSolida Well I can name a few reasons. -Better story((subjective I guess) -Longer game with more built in content -More customization -Game that does not feel like a vehicle for DLC

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

Please just make a Team Fortress 3...

Cwagmire21
Cwagmire21

Haha, free content is always great and welcomed! :)

scout7
scout7

I hope the power of Hat Fortress 2 can boost SR3 sales this Tuesday. I love this series :)

Silthers
Silthers

@ UnaSolida In my honest opinion, SR3 gameplay and overall fun factor is better than SR2, but in terms of story, SR2 wins hands down. This one felt like it had been rushed a little bit.

UnaSolida
UnaSolida

As much as I loved SR3 even 1000g it, imo SR2 was better and I honestly can't say why.

trastamad03
trastamad03

I want more SR3 Content, not Masks :C As much as I love SR3, the activities weren't than fun except for a few exceptions such as Mayhem/Tank Mayhem/Heli/Escort... Then comes Snatch... My god you dumb hoe, STOP DANCING WHEN I HAVE 5 STARS AND GET IN THE FREAKING CAR!

trastamad03
trastamad03

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arkhamjanitor71
arkhamjanitor71

@fatee please don't take this as spiteful, but rather as an alternative argument, my experience with saints row the third led me to return it two days after purchase. I agree that it was "funner" than most games, but I got really bored really quickly of the 'awesome button' melee animations, and also realised the shooting action and side activities are not only not very well done but are, I think, no different from saints row 2. The missions are probably the best part but it's that non satisfactory action that just didnt do it for me. I feel like you might as well by saints row 2.

the_requiem
the_requiem

@fatee: Amen to that, though am finding it hard to tear myself away from Borderlands.

fillup0
fillup0

@Evz0rz Yo dawg, I heard you like hats... So we put a hat from a game based on hats in yo game so you can Valve while you SR3. Wut???

fatee
fatee moderator

Aside from the bugs, Saints row the third is the most fun game I've played all year. They aren't afraid to add FUN into the game, regardless if it has a cohesive story or if its "unrealistic", a rare gem that is overlooked. If you haven't played this game yet, and enjoy having fun - you must check this one out; hell even rent it... first few minutes of playing and you'll go out and buy it.

BadMonk
BadMonk

@ Evz0rz masks not hats :)

ALLoY1717
ALLoY1717

@Evz0rz Tropic Thunder Hatception?

Evz0rz
Evz0rz

Hats from a game about hats that includes hats based off other games? :shock: