Nintendo Switch Is Getting Saints Row: The Third And All Its DLC

Who would have ever thought a Saints Row game would make it on a Nintendo console?

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During Gamescom 2018, Deep Silver announced that Saints Row: The Third is coming to Nintendo Switch. The publisher promises to reveal more information concerning the release at a later time.

Saints Row: The Third marks the the franchise's first real steps to differentiate itself from Grand Theft Auto. The first two Saints Row games were similar to GTA, albeit with goofier characters and stories. The Third doubled-down on the ridiculous, transforming its characters from an unorthodox street gang into an assortment of lovable psychopathic action heroes that satirized pop culture.

We loved the new direction. In our Saints Row: The Third review, Carolyn Petit gave the game an 8.5/10, writing, "Saints Row: The Third is buoyed to great heights by terrific mission design and by the remarkable assortment of vehicles and weapons it gives you with which to take over Steelport. Whether you're buying up property to increase your hourly income, cruising the city in your favorite vehicle to collect photo ops, drug packages, and sex dolls, or punching people to bits with those crazy apocafists, there's rarely a dull moment. Saints Row: The Third succeeds tremendously at delivering its unique brand of raunchy, outrageous fun. If you have an appetite for this particular kind of absurdity, you won't be disappointed."

Saints Row: The Third is currently available for Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and--via backwards compatibility--Xbox One. Its planned standalone DLC Enter the Dominatrix was scrapped and made into The Third's sequel, Saints Row IV, which is available for Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4, and PC. The Third's Gat, Olaf, Kenzie, and Pierce appear as Mayhem agents Gat, Yeti, Safeword, and Kingpin in Agents of Mayhem, a game that takes place in an alternate reality created after Gat reset the universe at the end of Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell. Gat Out of Hell is available for Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4, and PC and you can play Agents of Mayhem on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

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LOL This is great the one game series I always wanted to come to the PSP but never did and now I can play it on my Switch this is awesome news indeed.

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Strange, why The Third and not IV? It's like Rockstar releasing GTA IV for the Switch (which I would absolutely love to see, but it's not gonna happen).

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@Reuwsaat: Perhaps if this sells well enough, more of the series will come to Switch. I thought this one was better than the fourth one, to be honest. The fourth one was too easy and superpowers made the vehicles pretty much pointless to use.

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Hm...what a weird choice to put on the Switch. Not a bad one, just...a weird one.

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@EricShadow366: Right? Like, I never would have thought I'd see a Saints Row game on a Nintendo console. Certainly not The Third or IV which are both insanely ridiculous.

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Nice, I will probably get this on my Nintendo Netro (Only retros and indies) console.