By John Walker on June 1st, 2011 at 7:45 pm.
Along with news of a release date on 15th November, Volition have produced a CG trailer for Saints Row: The Third. Straight facts, no jokes. Except for this one: What’s red and invisible? No tomatoes.
Saints Row: The Third, trailer, volition.
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01/06/2011 at 19:47
looks like there going to be some government VTOLs to pimp out in this installment, as long as the PC version is optimized, its a buy for me
01/06/2011 at 22:21
I assume that by “optimized” you mean “not ported by a bunch of monkeys on crack”
01/06/2011 at 23:40
Didn’t Volition say that they were going to do their ports in house after how terrible the SR2 and Red Faction ones were?
fake edit: Indeed they did: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/03/17/volition-boss-says-no-more-duff-pc-ports/
02/06/2011 at 01:30
Well CD Projekt RED ported Saints Row 2.
02/06/2011 at 04:19
Daniel Klein says:
VTOL stands for very tall objects of love, doesn’t it? Cause it should.
05/06/2011 at 23:43
@ kikito That would be an improvement.
@ Daniel Klein If only.
01/06/2011 at 19:52
Lots of fighting, but what is the point/plot!
01/06/2011 at 20:21
it’s saints row, who cares!
01/06/2011 at 20:22
by that i mean, who cares, it’s gonna rule
01/06/2011 at 20:59
01/06/2011 at 21:19
The plot is actually quite good, in a silly way.
02/06/2011 at 02:37
What is point, Saints Row? What is point?
02/06/2011 at 08:02
You made me say “What Is Point” out loud.
01/06/2011 at 19:56
for a CG trailer designed to make me interested in saints row the third it manages to just that. Consider me interested. NOW SHOW ME SOME GAMEPLAY to coax that interest even deeper into my soul.
01/06/2011 at 19:59
I am one of the few/many who really dont like the saints row games. They never seemed fun or funny to me.
Also everytime I see a trailer or screenshot, I get the image of a teenager being sick out the window of a fiat punto.- I don’t know why.
01/06/2011 at 21:27
I don’t know why either but that visual makes me laugh – of you associating Saints Row with vomiting Punto passengers, not the image of vomiting Puntites itself!
01/06/2011 at 21:42
you know whats even funnier? The visual of you visualizing his visualization of puking post-pubescent punto passengers.
01/06/2011 at 20:05
Yeah, hard to tell what anything in that trailer was about. I guess I should get back to my playthrough of SR2 before this one comes out.
01/06/2011 at 20:08
This could be epic. Saint Rows 2, only with a good driving system, and everything else that made the old one great. Add a solid multiplayer mode, and I will die happy :D
01/06/2011 at 20:08
That lady with the laptop seems dangerously nonchalant.
01/06/2011 at 21:11
That was really the most interesting part of the the video to me too.
That or the Jewish-trappings-as-fashion for a mafia man.
01/06/2011 at 23:58
I was waiting for the reveal that She’s the one playing the game all along!
02/06/2011 at 14:43
Got to be the Big Bad.
01/06/2011 at 20:13
How did SR3 become my most anticipated game of the year? In fact, its really the only game that I’m looking forward to. How?
01/06/2011 at 22:06
Cause you actually play them for fun? ^_^
01/06/2011 at 20:46
I’m guessing one of the first mods will be one that adds excessive levels of blood then.
01/06/2011 at 20:53
Are there not enough symbols in the world ? the “Fleur-de-lis” yet again (was in SR 2 too ,i know) , it was plastered all over teh second witcher. It’s like they all are french clergy … i know it’s a silly thing to whine about but i needed to get it out.
01/06/2011 at 21:05
Malawi Frontier Guard says:
A few more triskelia would be nice. Maybe for a game inspired by the Isle of Man.
01/06/2011 at 21:10
It’s because they’re members of the Scout Movement.
01/06/2011 at 21:28
The Triskelia and the associated motto “Whichever way you throw it, it always falls over” as I learned yesterday from somewhere I’ve forgotten.
01/06/2011 at 21:44
You realize it’s because of the gang names. The SAINTS. As in, the Catholic church.
02/06/2011 at 05:44
Well, although I can understand your view on this, get your facts straight about this one my friend: the “Fleur de Lys” is first and foremost the symbol of the French house of Bourbon, it’s not related to religion beyond the fact that the Bourbons ended up becoming kings of France and kinda “deputy chief of the Church” for the kingdom. I know that doesn’t make the whole stuff less Frenchy, but no need to make it clergy-related either. :)
01/06/2011 at 20:55
01/06/2011 at 20:59
Lilliput King says:
Why is Bowie cuddling Alyx Vance?
02/06/2011 at 00:09
You read my mind.
01/06/2011 at 21:01
It would be remiss of me not to comment on the ‘Joke’ originating with a certain Mr Charlie Brooker. Has John been watching screenwipe on YouTube?
01/06/2011 at 23:55
John Walker says:
The joke absolutely does not.
I was first told that joke in 2000. So there.
02/06/2011 at 00:48
Malawi Frontier Guard says:
Do you keep a joke journal?
01/06/2011 at 21:06
strap it on
01/06/2011 at 21:16
I am going to jack one of those VTOLs. Out of the air. “Sorry, this mine now.” “But, I am a government man, not a bird; I can not fly!” “This is not a problem of me. Is mine now bye.”
01/06/2011 at 21:29
Nicholas Totton says:
I like that they were not afraid to go balls out, since that’s what I love about this series. I just hope they mke it playable on the PC this time, and make mods easy.
01/06/2011 at 21:34
Hoverjets at the end – wtf?
02/06/2011 at 09:56
I second this opinion. The appearance of those ludicrously futuristic hoverjets was Something Completely Unexpected ™. And in combination with other announced elements, such as the Saints selling their own consumer products, high-end weapons boutique run by your opponents, and gladiatorial reality show with crazy Japanese announcers, they give me an idea that Saints Row 3 will dip it’s toes into the cyberpunk genre.
02/06/2011 at 14:36
…and that’s glorious.
01/06/2011 at 21:40
Whelp, the world presented this trailer is even more bizarre than the one in Cargo!.
01/06/2011 at 21:58
One day, there will be a Freespace 3. One day.
(though I guess there are already kind of a couple)
02/06/2011 at 13:20
I shed a tear and saluted the Volition logo too. One day…
01/06/2011 at 22:02
I have no idea what happened in that video.
01/06/2011 at 22:10
It’s a pure CG trailer, but it was a fun to watch. I just hope the game is more fun the trailer for it.
01/06/2011 at 22:26
I thought the main picture was of APB for a moment.
01/06/2011 at 22:35
Well if the PC conversion isn’t as borked as the previous one then I’m sold, especially if it’s Steam instead of GFWL. I did play SR2 for over 100 hours, does that make me street enough?
02/06/2011 at 00:04
Did You Survive The Boat Explosion?
02/06/2011 at 00:24
never thought i’d hear some king crimson at a game trailer, but i loved it.
02/06/2011 at 00:43
So it wasn’t just me that noticed it then? :)
02/06/2011 at 05:03
I’m actually pretty surprised that this is the first time someone put a kanye song into a game trailer
02/06/2011 at 02:46
Bah, straight facts are DULL. This thread needs more jokes!
Q: What’s brown and sticky?
A: Packing tape.
Oh, turns out that was another straight fact, not a joke. Sorry.
02/06/2011 at 03:19
Lol, the hostage chick looks exactly like Alyx Vance.
02/06/2011 at 03:38
I noticed it aswell.
02/06/2011 at 10:44
Kieron Gillen says:
This is basically what it was like working at RPS.
02/06/2011 at 13:22
Jesus, how did you find enough hired goon bouncers to guard the door when all of their predecessors were STABBED every single day?!
02/06/2011 at 11:43
This trailer made me realise what I want in the game — two hot twin henchmen (henchwomen?) to assist me in my world domination.
02/06/2011 at 13:26
Differentiated only by the color of their sunglasses or the side of their bodies their chains are on?
Personally, I’d want different coloured lipstick/nail polish on each, and they’d hand me cigarettes with coloured filters that matched whichever one gave it to me. Then I’d be world dominating in style.
03/06/2011 at 16:35
What’s with the cameo by L4D’s hunter?
I'm scared and confused in a brilliantly light universe.
Cards: The Roguening sounded too much like a White Wolf book.
Local city overrun by horrific bipedal, one-nosed monsters.