THQ confirms thugged-out sequel will arrive on 360, PS3 in '08 with online campaign co-op.
When THQ CFO Edward Zinser projected the company's first-quarter financials in May, he stated that revenues would be down, and the PlayStation 3 port of the 2006 Xbox 360 hit Saints Row had been canceled. In lieu of a PS3 version of the original, THQ CEO Brian Farrell noted that Saints Row creator Volition had shifted its full focus to developing the game's sequel for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, to release simultaneously next year.
Today, THQ officially confirmed that Saints Row 2--now its official title--would be coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2008. The publisher also revealed some details on how the protégé will attempt to differentiate itself from its inspiration, the Grand Theft Auto series. The distinction might be necessary, given that Grand Theft Auto IV's delay to Spring 2008 might pit it against Saints Row 2.
Saints Row 2 will return to an expanded version of Stilwater, the crime-plagued metropolis that was the original's locale. However, Volition lead producer Greg Donovan said the game will have a heavier tone than its predecessor. "Saints Row 2 has a much darker and more sinister story that leads your character down a path of betrayal, revenge, and redemption against the city that has left him for dead, although we've blended that with the same light-hearted humor from the original," he promised.
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 two virtual gangsters play through the entire story together. SR2 will also include a somewhat mysterious "open-world competitive multiplayer mode never before seen in the genre." And as is standard for a sequel, Volition has expanded on many features of the original, including new character-customization options and added vehicles, such as motorcycles, boats, helicopters, and planes.
THQ also launched the game's official Web site today. Saints Row 2 has not yet been rated or priced.
I think GTA 4 been set in a New York type of city might be its downfall in a way due to the fact there will no longer be planes and such to fly around in it's been a great addition to the game since GTA Vice City everyone loved it because it was different but yet they cut it out this time around. BIG MISTAKE! But SR2 seems to understand even this small addition to the game is gonna make a big difference witch will surely pay off!. i still gonna get GTA but am looking more foward to SR2.... I get to make my own Gangsta like COME ON how cool is that!
Awesome..looking forward to this and Rainbow Six 2...since my saints row is broken and rainbow six is stolen :(
WOW co op planes. GTA IV doesnt have that. Cant wait just sold my copy of saints row today looking forward to buying this. hopefully itl come out this summer.
Sounds awesome ^^ Still an extended version of stilwater is actually an nice idea instead of going to a new city.
yo can anyone tell me this? is the ending part of saints row 1 the part when your talkin to that guy on the boat and it explodes is that the ending to it or is their more to the game anyone please tell me i been wondering for a while now ight thanks
I seen somebody getting saints row for the xbox and gta4 for the ps3. this seems silly to me as you get online xtras the microsoft. feel free to get one for each but swap that about surely shirley.
I heard that SR2 is coming out 5/09/08. In this one, i heard you take revenge on julius and everybody else that was on the bridge for the story mode.
Its looking good so far, especially the 2 player campaign part. Still playing Saints Row , can't wait for Saints Row 2. P.S. - gta has some competition now
i hope they let u creater your own gang in story mode so you can be able to recruit ppl off the street and stuff also have more odd-jobs that you can do for money
It will be the main rival to Gta iv given that it has similar content to the Grand theft auto series
wey wey who says that gta 4 is better than saints row 2 he play a demo or what or he knows the future whatever i will buy saints row 2 to xbox 360 and gta 4 for ps3
this game is gana kick ass i loved the first one and still play it to this day the sequill hopfully keeps the city but adds on to it i kno that city and dont relly like lernin wher S*** is all over again i hope u get to keep all yr houses and maybe creat yr own gang that would be tha S***
I think SR2 should let us choose the gang we want to join in the campaign instead of having us join the 3rd street saints
why are u all complaining... if u dont like the game dont get it and if you like gta more... get that instead... no one cares what the hell you think is better i will certainly be getting this game and i will be getting gta 4 as well... i love both and cant wait for either...
gta 4 can pack its bags and leave coz we are bout to be rocking wiv the best i jus hope you can start ur own gang and assassinate the tird street traitors
"I look forward to a sequel. I hope Rockstar steal some of Saints Row's ideas for GTA 4" Apparently there is now a GPS feature in the map for GTA IV, which shows the player the fastest route to get to their destination. I also believe pistols may now be able to be employed in drive bys. Jut a couple of things R* probably picked up on post-Saint's Row.
saints row was my ish i loved the online games. it was better than gta 3 imo. sr2 will probably be better than gta4. i love i made myself in the game then i went with the blonde mohawk.
I am interested to see where THQ takes this game. Saint's Row may not have had the best story, but the ending was EXPLOSIVE...ha ha...get it? Explosive?! IT WAS EXPLOSIVE BECAUSE THE BOAT EXPLODED! ...anyway, it was a hell of an ending that leaves a lot of room to build on. Hopefully, SR2 can produce a narrative that's solid all the way through.
It better be a much bigger and better version of Stilwater - I am sure that many, like me, have explored it the first one to death and don't want to see the same thing recycled in the sequel ....
this is not fear buddy even this game is cmoing both console so why this isn't come on pc? Saint's row 1 was also not come on pc THQ please come both games on pc please
Well this is a definite must buy for me, and if it comes out at the same time as GTAIV, I'll just have to buy both.
This game was great. But if I had to rate sandbox games based on the graphics, story, and overall fun, I have to rate as follows: 1. Mafia 1 (2 is coming) 2. SR 3. GTA I am definitely looking forward to Mafia 2, SR2, and GTAIV
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