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THQ Nordic Porting Saints Row: The Third To Switch

by Donald Theriault - August 21, 2018, 5:57 am PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: THQ Nordic

Some quality stunt casting in this one.

The Switch is about to get one of the wildest open-world games in history.

Saints Row The Third has been announced for Switch at the opening ceremony of Gamescom 2018 by THQ Nordic. Originally published by the previous incarnation of THQ in 2011, the game sets you as the created leader of the Saints gang who attempt to rebuild in the city of Steelport after a mission goes horribly wrong.

Among the voice talent featured in the game is Burt Reynolds, who plays himself as the mayor of Steelport. Former Extreme Championship Wrestling and WWE champion Rob Van Dam also appears in a commentator's role for a minigame.

A Saints Row title was infamously teased for 3DS at that system's 2010 unveiling but never ended up releasing.

Talkback

Also:
You should play Saints Row: The Third.

EnnerAugust 21, 2018

Purple phallic bats at the ready!


EDIT: Also, help. I'm Adrock now, lol

broodwarsAugust 21, 2018

But...why? Why not port Saints Row 4, the better game? Yeah, the game ran like crap even on the PS4, but it was both newer & better than SR3.

AdrockAugust 21, 2018

Quote from: Cëric

But...why? Why not port Saints Row 4, the better game? Yeah, the game ran like crap even on the PS4, but it was both newer & better than SR3.

I think you answered your own question. If Saints Row 4 ran poorly on PS4, what are the chances it would run well on significantly weaker hardware?

Also, the plot of 4 picks up immediately following 3. Given that the port's being handled by a brand new team formed at Deep Silver (a THQ Nordic subsidiary) I would lay a few spacebucks on 4 coming over eventually.

I've never played a Saints Row game, but from the sound of it it seems like much more my kind of thing than GTA ever was. Since I buy basically everything that comes out on Switch there's probably a good chance I'll pick this up.

broodwarsAugust 21, 2018

Quote from: Stratos.

Quote from: Cëric

But...why? Why not port Saints Row 4, the better game? Yeah, the game ran like crap even on the PS4, but it was both newer & better than SR3.

I think you answered your own question. If Saints Row 4 ran poorly on PS4, what are the chances it would run well on significantly weaker hardware?

Funny thing about that, actually: Saints Row 4 uses the exact same world map as Saints Row 3. Granted, with all the superpowers, you're causing way more stuff to fly around & kill the framerate in 4 (plus, you have super speed), but it's not like 3 is pushing that much less.

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