Volition delivers guided tour of Saints Row: The Third gameplay

Volition has released seven minutes of Saints Row: The Third gameplay heaven. Well, it's heaven if you have an affinity for blasting pedestrians out of man cannons, smacking civilians with giant purple dildos, committing crimes in a furry suit, blowing up crap with a tank or calling in unnecessary air strikes. If not, this could very well be taken as seven minutes of offensive, juvenile, gameplay demo hell, but that doesn't have as nice a ring to it.

The beauty of the Saints Row series is it is fully expected to be balls-out ridiculous, giving it the freedom to experiment with new and crazy gameplay elements without fear of blowback from fans. In fact, I imagine Volition is one of the only studios where an employee can look a colleague in the eye and say: “I cannot wait to beat someone to death with that massive purple dildo” , without being escorted from the premises. Seriously, I can tell you from experience that crap doesn't fly in a normal office setting.

Saints Row: The Third is on track to offend numerous parent groups and news organizations on November 15th in North America, and November 18th in the UK.

June 24, 2011


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  • zakaweb - June 26, 2011 2:35 p.m.

    This game looks immature, overly violent, and will totally support everyone who thinks video games are not art and are contributing to the decline of wester civilization. I can't wait to get my hands on it.
  • chicgods16 - June 26, 2011 2:34 p.m.

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  • PimplesInYourAsstista - June 26, 2011 4:50 a.m.

    Yeah, I don't mind a bit of silliness, but this just makes this seem retarded. Sorry, but I'll pass.
  • Cat_Mundy - June 25, 2011 10:45 p.m.

    Must be the only person that's glad GTA took a more serious route. GTA is and always will be the funnier game. Just because it's not balls out crazy, doesn't mean its not funny guys! The script is always stellar. Saints Row is now a different beast, and I'm glad. It's not trying to be GTA any more, which is good.
  • Fusionmix - June 25, 2011 2:15 a.m.

    I really wish Saints Row 2 ran better on PC. It's one of my favourite games...or it would be, if it didn't keep glitching every time I started to really have fun. The Gentlemen Of the Row mod fixed all the bugs for me, but the performance problems still kind of ruin it. So glad the PC version of this isn't a port.
  • md1292 - June 25, 2011 12:57 a.m.

    Didn't buy the original Saint's Row or the sequel, but I definitely want to get this one.
  • inkyspot - June 24, 2011 10:08 p.m.

    No really feeling the Dildo thing, but without a doubt I am getting this. It won't replace GTa for me, but it will make a nice partner and addition to my collection.
  • sternparez - June 24, 2011 7:07 p.m.

    I really hated Saint's Row 2 but this really looks fun!
  • Robx - June 24, 2011 6:53 p.m.

    the cannon reminds me so bad of Mario 64
  • MyCoolWhiteLies - June 24, 2011 6:39 p.m.

    Looking good. I'm glad to see them really embracing their own niche.
  • Bobbety - June 24, 2011 6:25 p.m.

    That man cannon is sweet!
  • Xifihas - June 26, 2011 1:01 p.m.

    This game has something for everybody. Unless you are one of those people who take video games WAY too seriously in which case I say GTFO.
  • Genericpenisjoketista - June 26, 2011 4:01 a.m.

    I'll stick with GTA. I prefer the "more serious" thing that they went for.
  • thochaos - June 25, 2011 9:04 a.m.

    Saints Row was good, but Saints Row 2 was shit. This looks like it's going to be really fun, something GTA hasn't been in years.
  • DrDevious - June 25, 2011 3:22 a.m.

  • kor2disturbed - June 24, 2011 10:37 p.m.

    I agree with shake too many games coming out too soon!
  • SillyPigeon - June 24, 2011 10:32 p.m.

    Never been interested in saints row before but I'm really looking forward to this one. Most games try to be really serious these days. Refreshing to see something that's just literal balls out fun!
  • Shake - June 24, 2011 7:35 p.m.

    Three things. Rockstar needs to take notice. I said it about SR 2, and it looks like I'll be saying it again that SR is becoming the game that GTA:IV should have been. Secondly, how is it that the flying in this game looks to be more fun than anything that Ace Combat or the like has ever done? And lastly, why the HELL is this coming out right after Skyrim? I hate the end-of-the-year game rush :(
  • FauxFurry - June 24, 2011 7:02 p.m.

    Buzz Killin there just took one small step on the throats of the innocents of Steelport right over the corpses of his enemies and one giant low-gravity leap forward for the Sandbox sub-genre which should probably be renamed the Full Moon Madness sub-genre where moon logic reigns supreme. While launching civilians into orbit without the benefit of a vessel,one might as well put on their best space suit with a wolf-man head-piece and howl at the moon while one is at it. In this video,Saint's Row the Third looks as if its own meta-Sex Appeal bar is at maximum. It might be tough for Skyrim to keep it from turning a few heads away from it for a bit.
  • Baron164 - June 24, 2011 6:54 p.m.

    Oh man this is looking good, nice graphical upgrade from Saints Row 2 that's for sure. November is gonna be a full month between Uncharted 3 and this, I can't wait.

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