Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Saints

I was there at the beginning with Julius. Johnny Gat and I are practically brothers. I am of course talking about the Saints Row franchise. The over the top sandbox game about street gangs gone wild has been one of my favorites for a long time. In fact I recently sent Brandon a copy of Saints Row 2 so we could blow up the city in co-op. So I’m very excited to know that the third Saints Row game will be coming out on November 15.


For the first time the game is taking place in a city beside Stilwater. The Saints have grown into a huge organization but have run afoul of a group called the Syndicate. The Syndicate is made up of three different gangs; The Morning Star, The Luchadores, and the Deckers. As a new comer to the city of Steelport you’ll have to battle them all. Eventually the Special Tactical Anti-Gang unit will be called in.


Because the Saints are no longer a small gang the developers are promising that we’ll have lots of toys to play with almost as soon as we start out. The demo at E3 showed a group of Luchadores being taken out by an air strike like in the old Mercenaries games. On top of that, the demo showed the player hijacking a VTOL jet.


We still have a couple months before the game hits, so I’m sure there is a lot more information coming our way. Brand new weapons, cars, diversions, and melee styles have all been shown off. I don’t think it will be too much longer and we’ll probably be seeing each retailer’s pre-order exclusives. Expect more info here as soon as we get it. I know this is a day one purchase for me.

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