Saints Row: The Third: The CG Trailer

By John Walker on June 1st, 2011 at 7:45 pm.

It's not the right moment for a cuddle.

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.

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  1. Commisar says:

    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

  2. Coins says:

    Lots of fighting, but what is the point/plot!

  3. DevilSShadoW says:

    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.

  4. ALJA says:

    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.

    • Dozer says:

      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!

    • abremms says:

      you know whats even funnier? The visual of you visualizing his visualization of puking post-pubescent punto passengers.

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    Devan says:

    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.

  6. Tei says:

    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

  7. westyfield says:

    That lady with the laptop seems dangerously nonchalant.

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      Scandalon says:

      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.

    • lokimotive says:

      I was waiting for the reveal that She’s the one playing the game all along!

    • LionsPhil says:

      Got to be the Big Bad.

  8. Om says:

    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?

  9. crazydane says:

    I’m guessing one of the first mods will be one that adds excessive levels of blood then.

  10. Pictoru says:

    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.

    • Malawi Frontier Guard says:

      A few more triskelia would be nice. Maybe for a game inspired by the Isle of Man.

    • westyfield says:

      It’s because they’re members of the Scout Movement.

    • Dozer says:

      The Triskelia and the associated motto “Whichever way you throw it, it always falls over” as I learned yesterday from somewhere I’ve forgotten.

    • TsunamiWombat says:

      You realize it’s because of the gang names. The SAINTS. As in, the Catholic church.

    • Fishbed says:

      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. :)

  11. Zogtee says:

    STYLISH.

  12. Lilliput King says:

    Why is Bowie cuddling Alyx Vance?

  13. Mechorpheus says:

    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?

  14. checkit says:

    strap it on

  15. mwoody says:

    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.”

  16. 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.

  17. kyrieee says:

    Hoverjets at the end – wtf?

    • Kollega says:

      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.

    • LionsPhil says:

      …and that’s glorious.

  18. The_Great_Skratsby says:

    Whelp, the world presented this trailer is even more bizarre than the one in Cargo!.

  19. negativedge says:

    One day, there will be a Freespace 3. One day.

    (though I guess there are already kind of a couple)

  20. Hensler says:

    I have no idea what happened in that video.

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    KindredPhantom says:

    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.

  22. rayne117 says:

    I thought the main picture was of APB for a moment.

  23. magnus says:

    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?

  24. Siwel says:

    Did You Survive The Boat Explosion?

  25. Synesthesia says:

    never thought i’d hear some king crimson at a game trailer, but i loved it.

    • magnus says:

      So it wasn’t just me that noticed it then? :)

    • poop says:

      I’m actually pretty surprised that this is the first time someone put a kanye song into a game trailer

  26. tossrStu says:

    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.

  27. Koha23 says:

    Lol, the hostage chick looks exactly like Alyx Vance.

  28. InsidiousBoot says:

    I noticed it aswell.

  29. Kieron Gillen says:

    This is basically what it was like working at RPS.

    KG

    • Fierce says:

      Jesus, how did you find enough hired goon bouncers to guard the door when all of their predecessors were STABBED every single day?!

  30. CaspianRoach says:

    This trailer made me realise what I want in the game — two hot twin henchmen (henchwomen?) to assist me in my world domination.

    • Fierce says:

      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.

  31. somnolentsurfer says:

    What’s with the cameo by L4D’s hunter?