Owners of Saints Row: The Third on PS3 get free digital copy of Saints Row 2

Yesterday THQ launched Saints Row: The Third, and while the world embraced it with open arms, some questions remained. Questions like where's that exclusive PS3 content yuo promised? Just a day after everyone asked, THQ has the answer, as anyone who buys the game on PS3 will get Saints Row 2 for free.

Above: As long as we’ve got you here, why not watch the launch trailer for The Third. It couldn’t hurt

All you need to do is hop online and register your online pass for Saints Row: The Third, which means this offer is only open to PS3 players that buy it new. Once that’s done, you’ll have secured your copy of the older game, though it won’t be available until next week. And the offer is valid up to February 13 of next year, and is only valid in the US, Canada and Mexico.

Though it’s a cool offer and we always like free things, after you’ve played the crap out of a giant sandbox game like The Third, will you really want to go back to the prequel? Then again, maybe you’ll love hanging with the Saints so much, you’ll be dying to find out what happened before. Obviously we thought The Third was awesome, so why shouldn't you?


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  • therawski - November 17, 2011 10:01 a.m.

    Although I am slightly disappointed in the loss of the ps3 exclusive content, I didn't get to play much of Saints Row 2, so this is actually somewhat exciting for me even though I could have picked it up for $10. I may play them con-currently, but I'd still like to see an eventual release of the promised content.
  • legory - November 17, 2011 8:14 a.m.

    Saints Row 3 is amazing. But I have it on Xbox 360. What a shame. :(
  • AnonymouZ - November 17, 2011 8:03 a.m.

    i dig this. not only do i dig it tho, i'm on my way to buy this thing xD i mean, 2 games for the price of one? what else do cheaparse gamers want? xD
  • sternparez - November 17, 2011 3:41 a.m.

    Saints Row 3 looks good and all but Saints Row 2 is one of the worst games I've played this generation
  • moon4567 - November 17, 2011 3:39 a.m.

    And to think I was about to buy SR2 on PSN, yay for me!!
  • IceBlueKirby - November 16, 2011 9:20 p.m.

    I haven't played The Third, but something tells me I'm not going to have the urge to go back and play SR2 afterwards given that I've already sunk countless hours into it just dicking around. Still, it's better than nothing I guess, and surely a treat for those who never played SR2.
  • NinjaPopsicle - November 16, 2011 9:08 p.m.

    You mean I get a game I already own? So awesome! Thanks, THQ! /sarcasm
  • garnsr - November 16, 2011 7:56 p.m.

    Too bad it probably still won't have trophy support, but how can you complain about being given a free game?
  • theinvinciblemick - November 16, 2011 7:33 p.m.

    What about the move support?
  • bebl09 - November 16, 2011 5:43 p.m.

    "and is only valid in the US, Canada and Mexico." FFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU....
  • MidianGTX - November 16, 2011 6:12 p.m.

    Tell me about it. I was just considering buying SR2 again on PS3 considering 3 seems to be missing some of the things I liked. This would have made my day, unfortunately it's just another case of subtle racism. Is Europe not clean enough for your promotions, THQ? Are we not worth the effort? America must be pleased at all costs, but we're obviously not a priority.
  • bebl09 - November 16, 2011 6:35 p.m.

    We in Europe almost always get screwed over. We usually pay more for everything cause they price things at the same amount of pounds or Euros as they do dollars so we're actually paying more. We nearly didn't get Demons' Souls cause no one was going to publish it in Europe, even though there's arguably a bigger market here for that type of game, especially as a PS3 exclusive. I'm at least glad that I game on PS3 rather than Xbox. A lot of the big things that MS touts are only available in North America.
  • UberNoob - November 16, 2011 5:42 p.m.

    I don't really see the point in getting the second game when you already have the third game. Most people would play the third game first anyway. The open world and sandbox gameplay would probably make you stick with the third one (unless you are after story), but hey, it's a free game!
  • MidianGTX - November 16, 2011 6:10 p.m.

    Maybe because quite a large number of people consider SR2 superior given the huge number of activities and longer game length.
  • UberNoob - November 16, 2011 9:54 p.m.

    Good point. Obviously for marketing purposes though.
  • PretzelBoy - November 16, 2011 5:37 p.m.

    I've never played the second one and was thinking of buying it, now I don't have to. Thanks Sony. *thumbs up and a smile*
  • ScottishHusky - November 16, 2011 5:15 p.m.

    Shame the Europeans get nothing.
  • c-c-c-combo breaker - November 16, 2011 5:04 p.m.

    If Saints Row 3 is simply (No hate here) a much better version of SR2, the digi-download is a little pointless...

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