The troublemakers of Team Fortress 2
are coming to Saints Row: The Third thanks to a cross-over promotion
between Valve and Volition that will see masks based on the Heavy,
Spy, Pyro, and friends wash up on the shores of Steelport.
The masks will arrive January 17, and
feature oversized cranial representations of all nine TF2 classes
including the Heavy, Spy, Scout, Pyro, Engineer, Soldier, Sniper,
Demoman, and Medic. They will be packaged with the previously
announced CheapyD homie DLC in a free compatibility patch designed to
prep Saints Row: The Third for the arrival of its first mission-based
DLC pack, Genkibowl VII.
Volition's TF2-inspired freebie is a
follow-up to an earlier Steam promotion wherein those who pre-ordered
Saints Row: The Third through Valve's service were rewarded with
Saints Row items including The Mark of the Saint, a special pin for
all classes; the Apoca-Fists, melee weapons sporting the equivalent of
“nineteen Horsemen of the Apocalypse per glove”; and the Cold
War Luchador, also known as Killbane's mask.
This Tuesday is shaping up to be a big
day for Saints Row: The Third owners, especially those who picked up
their copy through Steam. Last year, THQ's Brian Farrell revealed there
would be 40 weeks of DLC support for Volition's open-world gangster
game, so if you're feeling a little shafted by the console snub, odds
are you won't be disappointed for long.