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Saints Row: The Third Getting Standalone Expansion

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Jonathan Lester
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Expansion Pack, Saints Row: The Third, THQ, Volition Inc.

Saints Row: The Third Getting Standalone Expansion

Enter The Dominatrix

THQ has announced a standalone expansion for Saints Row: The Third, entitled Enter The Dominatrix. Priced at $29.99 (UK pricing TBA), this new and entirely separate campaign will act as a semi-sequel of sorts, picking up where the original game left off. Expect aliens and superpowers - more details after the jump.

In order to prepare the Earth for conquest, alien warlord Zinyak captures the leader of the Saints and imprisons him in an elaborate virtual reality simulation, with the aim of using him/her to train their forces. This simulation program (the titular Dominatrix) will look and feel like Steelport, but its virtual setting will allow players to bend reality to their whims; essentially gaining awesome super powers. Fan feedback seems to have been the driving force behind this latest move, after all, where could the Saints Row series logically go next?

“Faster than a speeding cyber jetbike, more powerful than a roided-out Luchadore, able to leap flying aircraft carriers in a single bound… that’s the power you’ll find inside the Dominatrix. Use it for good. Use it for evil. Use it for whatever you want. As always in Saints Row, it’s up to you,” said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Game Production, THQ Inc.

“With a franchise with more than 11 million units shipped globally, it’s incredibly gratifying to have the flexibility to give Saints Row fans the features they want most.”

We don't yet know whether Enter The Dominatrix will release as a digital download or full boxed title - or both. More details will be made available "this summer," apparently.

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Tsung  May. 4, 2012 at 08:33

Standalone expansions... or in other words.. Expensive DLC. What better way of making money than selling the same engine to the fans of the game (who already have it) but with a different DLC pack attached?

So instead of charging what £9.99 for a DLC pack, they can charge £19.99 and sell the game engine twice.

Meh... at least if it's on Steam it will be 75% off in a sale one day.

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