Saints Row: The Third announced

New Saints Row title coming to 360, PS3, and PC

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Saints Row has always played second fiddle to Grand Theft Auto in the world of crime games. But with Saints Row’s over-the-top naughtiness, which included pumping pedestrians with pooh in the last game, you can’t really call it a clone. Expect the series to continue pursuing its own brand of potty humor and action in Saints Row: The Third, which was just announced for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

The slick art you see here comes from Game Informer, which will feature Saints Row: The Third on the cover of the magazine’s April issue. So what’s the story with Saints Row: The Third? Here’s what publisher THQ has to say:

Years after taking Stilwater for their own, the Third Street Saints have evolved from street gang to household brand name, with Saints sneakers, Saints energy drinks and Johnny Gat bobble head dolls all available at a store near you. The Saints are kings of Stilwater, but their celebrity status has not gone unnoticed. The Syndicate, a legendary criminal fraternity with pawns in play all over the globe, has turned its eye on the Saints and demands tribute. Refusing to kneel to the Syndicate, you take the fight to a new city, playing out the most outlandish gameplay scenarios ever seen. Strap it on.

Expect more news on Saints Row: The Third as development continues. In the meantime, feast your eyes on more delicious art prepared for the game’s debut in Game Informer.

Mar 2, 2011