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Postal III flipping the bird to Steam this December

Running With Scissors and Trashmasters Studios is making it is easier to shop for gamers with distinguished taste this holiday season with the release of Postal III for PC. Russian publisher Akella will be bringing the long-in-development third-person shooter to Steam this December, with plans port the “star-studded” (read: Uwe Boll and Ron Jeremy) to consoles at a later date.

Postal III marks the return of the The Postal Dude to the video game scene, who was last seen losing his cool back in 2003 throughout the now-radiated town of Paradise. In the second sequel, The Postal Dude runs out of gas in the city of Catharsis, where he must contend with an economic crisis, eco-zealots, hockey moms, Al Qaeda (timely!), and shady government officials. As before, players will be given the option to complete odd jobs in the way they see fit, with “good” and “bad” actions reportedly affecting how the game will play out.

According to Running With Scissors CEO Vince Desi, Postal III's cast will “cover the rainbow of society” and include the likenesses of celebrated movie director Uwe Boll, porn star Ron Jeremy, The Village People's Randy Jones (aka the Cowboy), and Playboy model Jennifer Walcott.

Steam is currently listing Postal III for a generic December 2011 release date. Akella's press release did indicate it is working on porting the sequel to consoles, with producer Andrew Belkin noting: “"It's been a long, hard journey to get it here. But I couldn't have written a happier ending than seeing POSTAL III on Steam!"

A long and hard happy ending, eh? It's nice to see the Postal series is in good hands.

Oct 31, 2011

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10 comments

  • masterpanos - October 31, 2011 4:08 p.m.

    is it bad that I loved postal 2 and now i will buy postal 3?
  • humpiedumpie - October 31, 2011 11:57 a.m.

    i read PoRtal 3 instead of Postal 3.
  • Aretelio - October 31, 2011 10:44 a.m.

    Opposite headline is opposite.
  • sutrebla15 - October 31, 2011 10:36 a.m.

    The article title makes it sound like they're refusing to release the game on Steam.
  • Net_Bastard - October 31, 2011 10:23 a.m.

    I thought this said "Portal III" at first.
  • MidianGTX - October 31, 2011 10:09 a.m.

    Toned down for consoles? I haven't stopped worrying since the announcement... surely they can't match the sheer debauchery of Postal 2?
  • Net_Bastard - October 31, 2011 10:23 a.m.

    The PC version is being released before the consoles, so I don't know why the hell it would be toned down.
  • MidianGTX - October 31, 2011 10:50 a.m.

    For a start, the world is far more concerned with keeping videogames "civil" than it was when Postal 2 came out. Violence in games was only just beginning to rear it's head, and the industry as a whole was still just breaking into the mainstream. Everything is under a lot more scrutiny now. Then add the fact that Postal 3 itself will no doubt be far, far more mainstream than the previous game, with more rules to adhere to no doubt being entered as part of the deal with publishers and whatnot. And finally, I can't see Running With Scissors creating two seperate games for PC and consoles. If one gets cut, the other probably will too.
  • jackthemenace - October 31, 2011 11:49 a.m.

    Your right. The previous 11 years of Mortal Kombat TOTALLY didn't contain any violence... I've never played any Postals, but I'd definitely like to. If the first two become available on mac, either via Steam or the App Store, then I'll more than happily give them a go.
  • Memph - November 1, 2011 6:33 a.m.

    there's the itchy and scratchy gore of MK, and then there's postal's ramming a gun up a cat's arse as a makeshift silencer and pissing on screaming people you just set fire to with gas n' matches :)

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