AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – November 16th, 2011 – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI – News) and Volition, Inc.® announced that Saints Row®: The Third, the biggest, most over-the-top guilty pleasure in gaming, is available now on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The official launch trailer has been posted to the official youtube channel for the game HERE.
Saints Row®: The Third gives you control of the Saints at the height of their power, and you live the life to show for it. Now Steelport is ripe for the taking, and it’s up to you to make the city your own. Mold the skyline based on your choices, outfit your crew in classy gangster gear or furry costumes, and make life-or-death decisions that will change Steelport, and the Saints, forever. This is now your city. These are now your rules. Strap it on.
“There’s no way to describe Saints Row: The Third other than pure, over-the-top fun,” said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. “In a sea of games that are doing the same thing over again, it’s incredibly refreshing to take Saints Row in a completely new direction, and incredibly satisfying to see the reaction from fans so far. Today, we all embrace the crazy.”
Not only is the game over-the-top, but the soundtrack is as well. The game boasts seven in game radio stations to enjoy while flying and driving through Steelport. Metal Blade Records boasts a huge presence on The Blood, the in-game station featuring an assortment of metal tracks. The complete track listing for the station is below and includes the Metal Blade artists Amon Amarth, Between the Buried and Me, The Black Dahlia Murder, Goatwhore, Job for a Cowboy and Shai Hulud.
After the Burial “Berzerker”
Amon Amarth “Runes To My Memory”
Between the Buried and Me “Obfuscation”
The Black Dahlia Murder “Necropolis”
Black Veil Brides “Perfect Weapon”
Chemlab “Suicide Jag”
The Dillinger Escape Plan “Farewell, Mona Lisa”
Drowning Pool “Feel Like I Do”
Goatwhore “Apocalyptic Havoc”
Job for a Cowboy “Regurgitated Disinformation”
KMFDM “WW III”
Marylin Manson “arma goddamn mother****in geddon”
Miss May I “Apologies Are For The Weak”
Opeth “The Lotus Eater”
Otep “Rise, Rebel, Resist”
Shai Hulud “Misanthropy Pure”
Strapping Young Lad “Love?”
Tugboat “Slow Revolution”
You Love Her Coz She’s Dead “Engine Wrecker”
The full listings for all seven channels can be seen now over on analoghype.com.
Media outlets too have embraced the crazy, as Saints Row: The Third releases to incredible critical acclaim, high review scores, and a number of editors’ choice awards.
“One of the finest sandbox games ever made – 10″ – GamesRadar
“9.5” – Official Xbox Magazine
“9.0” – Game Informer
“The craziest game you’ll ever play.” – IGN
“Wonderful, ridiculous insanity.” – New York Post
“Pulls no punches and makes no apologies.” – Complex
“Out GTA’s GTA.” – Hyper Magazine
Today also marks the first day players will be able to import their created characters from the Saints Row Initiation Station into Saints Row: The Third and wreak havoc in Steelport as their favorite, crazed creations. Since November 1, the Saints Row community has created more than 1.5 million characters using the Initiation Station. Today, they are turned loose.
Saints Row: The Third is available today on Xbox 360 (SRP US$59.99), PlayStation 3 (SRP US$59.99) and PC (SRP US$49.99), and is rated M for Mature.