Saints Row: The Third Remastered set to release May 22

Author

SAMRIDDHA SAHA (Gl1tch_mast3r)

Date

Apr, 07.2020

Saints Row: The Third is a 2011 action-adventure game developed by Volition and published by THQ. It is the third title in the Saints Row series. As in the previous games, the player-character leads the Third Street Saints gang in a turf war against three rival gangs using a variety of weapons and vehicles in single-player and cooperative play. It was released on November 15, 2011 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Deep Silver published a Nintendo Switch port on May 10, 2019, and will release a remastered version for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows on May 22, 2020. It is played from the third-person perspective in an open world, such that players explore an unrestricted environment. Similar to the premise of the previous Saints Row games, the player's goal is to lead the Third Street Saints gang to overtake its rival gangs in the city turf war. While the protagonist is the same, the game introduces a new setting, the city of Steelport,with its new gangs: the Morningstar, Luchadores, and Deckers, together known as the Syndicate. To further complicate matters, the government's Special Tactical Anti-Gang unit (STAG) is summoned to quell both organizations. The Third is the first in the series to intertwine the narratives of its three-gang structures, and also presents the player with story-altering decisions.

Saints Row: The Third is considered the favorite of the open-world comedic crime adventure series. Nearly nine years since its original release, one of the all-time great action-adventure games is coming back–and it already looks absolutely fantastic. The official trailer dropped on Monday, April 6, showing off the game's beautifully updated graphics in direct comparison to the original. The remastered title, developed by Spearsoft (but directed by OG dev team Volition), includes over 30 pieces of DLC and visual upgrades like improved lighting and more detailed weapon and car models. Alongside the main story, Saints Row The Third also provides some of the maddest minigames of all time courtesy of its so-called “Diversions”. Insurance Fraud sees you throw yourself in front of cars for cash; Tiger Escort demands you drive a big cat from one location to another while it attacks you en route, causing you to swerve; Professor Genki’s Super Ethical Reality Climax offers a narrated, Running Man-style gameshow experience that still stands as my favorite side mission format of all time.