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The Escapist Staff | 22 Jul 2011 23:20
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Saints Row: The Third

Release Date: November 15, 2011
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

The third title in a sandbox series known for its propensity to take things to extremes, Saints Row: The Third first debuted at the Spike Video Game Awards last year. Like previous entries in the series, Saints Row: The Third will focus on over-the-top action sequences, character customization, and player access to a wide range of vehicles.

The first portion of the demo was a simple sandbox demonstration to show some of the additions and improvements the developers have made to the game. As always, there's plenty of customization to be made, although I didn't see the character creation screen. Instead, I got a look at one of the in-game shops at which new outfits can be purchased. Your character's style is really up to you - dress like a pimp, or a spaceman, or even go naked, because really, why not?

After suiting up, the Saint started beating on random people on the street with a few melee weapons, like a giant purple dildo (yes, you read that right) and boxing gloves that made those on the receiving end of punches explode. Then the demonstrator hopped in a car to show off the tighter driving physics and vehicle variety; in just a few minutes, we saw a fancy car, a jet, and even a tank, which launched a mini-game with an objective of causing $150,000 worth of damage in about three minutes.

Read the full preview of Saints Row: The Third here.

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Game: Saints Row: The Third
Release Date: November 15, 2011
Genre: Shooter
Developer: Volition
Publisher: THQ
Platform(s): PC, PS3, Xbox 360
Available from: Amazon(US), GameStop(US), Amazon(UK), Play.com(UK)

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