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Saints Row DLC delayed; put into Saints Row 4

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THQ & Volition announced today that the upcoming DLC for Saints Row: The Third, titled “Enter the Dominatrix” will no longer be for Saints Row: The Third, but instead will now be a part of the production of the long-time rumored Saints Row 4, which THQ is tentatively titling “The Next Great Sequel in the Saints Row Franchise”.  Yes, really.
THQ’s new president and former Naughty Dog founder Jason Rubin spoke:
“When I looked at the  Enter The Dominatrix expansion in production at Volition, I was blown away by the ideas and desire to expand the fiction of the franchise.  I asked the team what it could achieve given more time, more resources, and a broader scope for the project. We all agreed we wanted to play that game. When it comes to Saints Row, it’s clear our fans want bigger, better, and even more over the top, and that’s why  Enter The Dominatrix will now be incorporated into a vastly expanded, full-fledged sequel, scheduled for calendar 2013…We believe the potential for this sequel is far greater as a full-priced, full-length, high quality, connected experience.”
In a recent interview, Rubin had previously hinted at toning down the over-the-top thrill that is the Saints Row experience, so this is welcome to hear that it will be even more so than its predecessors, rather than less so.

The change in production will shift net sales from THQ’s 2013 fiscal year into fiscal 2014, so given THQ’s financial calendar, we can expect this sequel to drop AFTER April 2013.

While disappointed this likely means the end for new content in Saints Row: The Third, we eagerly anticipate hearing more about the 4th iteration of this fantastic series as it develops.

A part time gaming journalist and radio practitioner, and one of the first editors here at Default Prime, Mike has been gaming since birth, starting back with the Atari 2600 and Commodore 64, on through to the PS3, PC, and whatever comes next. He is educated in communications and is a project manager by trade.