Saints Row: The Third signs up for Season Pass
THQ giving a 15 percent price break for gamers who pay $20 up front for four add-on packs; Genkibowl VII, Gangstas in Space to offer sports, sci-fi twists on open-world crime game.
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Saints Row: The Third is getting on board the Season Pass trend. Joining the likes of Mortal Kombat, Gears of War 3, Forza 4, and Uncharted 3, Saints Row: The Third will give players a price break on downloadable content if they commit to all of it with an upfront purchase.
The Saints Row: The Third Season Pass will include three mission packs and a DLC outfit and vehicle pack centered around the gameworld's famous vampire-hunting superhero, Nyte Blayde. The Nyte Blayde pack contains superheroic outfits for Altar Boy and Bloody Canoness, Nyte Blayde's car, and Bloody Canoness' motorcycle.
The trio of mission packs will begin arriving in January with the release of Genkibowl VII, which offers a Wide World of Genki sporting take on the town of Steelport. Later in the winter, THQ plans to release the sci-fi-themed Gangstas in Space pack, with the Trouble With Clones add-on closing out the Season Pass offerings sometime in the spring. The Season Pass for Saints Row: The Third will cost gamers $20, which THQ expects to represent a 15 percent savings over purchasing all four add-ons separately.
Saints Row: The Third heads to stores for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on November 15. The game 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 the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Saints Row: The Third.