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Saints Row 4 is Already On the Cards and It'll Be "Wilder"
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Hold onto your hats. Saints Row: The Third hasn't even released yet, but it looks like THQ has caught the Ubisoft bug, confirming a sequel to a game that's yet to see the light of day in stores. That's right, THQ has confirmed that Saints Row 4 is already underway.

According to Executive VP Danny Bilson, who dropped the bombshell in a video interview with G4, Saints Row 4 will be "much wilder" than Saints Row: The Third, which we can only assume means it'll be set inside a Salvador Dali painting and your character will be a giant purple dildo with legs.

Seriously though; how can it possibly be any wilder than what we've seen of Saints Row: The Third? Check out the teaser video below for Bilson's confirmation of Saints Row 4. Saints Row: The Third is out on November 15th in North America and November 18th in Europe, and anticipation must be high, as THQ has announced that some 1.2 million people have already created their character in the Initiation Station demo. Wow.

[Via Joystiq]




 
 

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Comment #1 by Kearnzz
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 06:02:56 AM
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the f***


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Comment #2 by Raging Bullgod
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 06:03:24 AM
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Of course there will be a fourth game. THQ doesn't not have as many high tier games as other publishers.


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Comment #3 by DanMan555
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 06:03:46 AM
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already?


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Comment #4 by Dudwood Fudwood
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 06:06:44 AM
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Maybe it will be, you know, good?


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Comment #5 by the action frampton
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 06:09:22 AM
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Can these developers please let us enjoy the current instalments before talking about any sequels.


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Comment #6 by Calib4n
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 06:09:53 AM
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Mind = blown


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Comment #7 by Space Cadet
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 06:14:57 AM
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Now where do I preorder?


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Comment #8 by ufc fan andy
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 06:16:36 AM
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I can't get enough Saint's Row! Hope they keep multiplayer out from now on


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Comment #9 by CowzMakeMilk
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 06:17:53 AM
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Hopefully an improvement on the graphics will be in the works for saints 4 :/


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Comment #10 by Music Man SUB
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 06:19:32 AM
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@2: 'THQ doesn't not have as many high tier games as other publishers.' They doesn't not?? So they do? :S

Can't wait for next week!! Tuesday AC and friday SR!!


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Comment #11 by Itsbrown4606
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 06:22:20 AM
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As much as I love the Saint's Row series, I know it's only a trilogy at best... and they just broke one of my cardinal rules: Announcing sequels before the game is released.

Serious deduction of points, THQ.


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Comment #12 by darthchimp182
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 06:26:02 AM
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well, i hope this doesn't mean developement time will be poured into a sequal, and some half assed DLC get thrown out, i'd rather have no DLC than something that was thrown together in lunch breaks,

but time will tell, i've got the raise the funds to get SR3 first, lol


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Comment #13 by pauly_27
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 06:29:13 AM
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Hey, that's cool and all, but how about talking about the game that is coming out, instead of how much "wilder" the next one will be?

It's two of these sort of announcements in two days, what with the Assassins Creed article yesterday.

Just makes people think you are milking things, to be honest. And how much egg will this dude have on his face if the game bombs? (unlikely as it may be, but using the demo numbers is no indication - I'm sure most people deleted it when they realised it wasn't actually a demo)


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Comment #14 by GameStyle91
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 06:46:27 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqyixwqiCag


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Comment #15 by XxStuartxX 1990
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 06:51:36 AM
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What is it with today first ubisoft now THQ announcing sequels, before the current game is out.


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Comment #16 by crunchb3rry
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 07:05:06 AM
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Wilder? So does that mean double-ended dildo bats, kinda like a Darth Maul lightsaber?


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Comment #17 by Superhero_D1
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 07:11:34 AM
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Brilliant! Love Saints Row!


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Comment #18 by Iconoclast Envy
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 07:21:57 AM
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Wow, i like the game and all but they pretty much rtold the story. Now we know Saints 3 will have no closure or at least.. any sense of closure.


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Comment #19 by Blue Thunder28
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 07:25:40 AM
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By being in SPAAAACEEE


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Comment #20 by specularblinky
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 07:58:03 AM
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love saints row but really hope they dont start releasing one every year


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Comment #21 by X KNIGHTBREED X
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 07:58:08 AM
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I love the saints row games they are really fun to play with all the things you can do and im looking forward to the third chapter but i can't help to feel a little uneasy about this video... A fourth being announced before the third are released seems to me like they havn't thought this game all the way trough, or maybe forgot something, new ideas being planed before the game is complete, it raises some questions in my head...


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Comment #22 by Livi 31893
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 08:15:58 AM
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4-player co-op please :D


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Comment #23 by Dabeast999
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 08:22:16 AM
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What has gotten into developers recently? Never the less, I will happily buy the 4th after Ive beaten the third to death. Perhaps this is just my opionion but they might try to release Saints Row the 4th just around the time GTA V comes out to see if they can beat them in sales. Could it happen maybe? All I know is that Ill buy both day 1.


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Comment #24 by ServbotNamedSxE
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 09:21:10 AM
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@19: Actually I think that may be the only way to make the 4th game 'wilder' then what 3 will be. They'd proly introduce aliens to the mix and have you probe them and shit like that. If they don't go the 'space' route then they could go 'time travel' route and have you ride T-Rexs or have you assassinate Abe Lincoln with a AIDs ray gun or with a weapon equally retarded. :I


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Comment #25 by BackerMan
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 09:27:12 AM
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Bigger than San Andreas?


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Comment #26 by Cinderkin
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 10:10:59 AM
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This honestly isn't good news. I loved Saints Row, I didn't like 2 very much. I'm excited for 3 and I have it pre ordered, but the game hasn't even dropped yet and they are already talking about a 4th.

If i don't like 3 then that will be it for the series. What's next Announcing a new Assassin's Creed before Revelations drops? ...... Oh Wait!


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Comment #27 by TheCheeseMan24
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 10:40:48 AM
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wilder hun DOUBLE DILDO BASEBALLS BATS :)!!!


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Comment #28 by DanielH
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 10:58:47 AM
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thanks alot THQ. the game hasn't come out, and now you drop the bomb on us with Saints Row 4. how do you sleep at night, THQ, huh.

can we just the game, and enjoy it, with out the thought of saints row 4 in the back of our minds.

i mean c'mon.

oh THQ, where is this Homefront 2 you spoke of before Homefront 1 was release. is it in development, or not.


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Comment #29 by Axel Desade
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 11:06:11 AM
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I feel like THQ slowly ruins any series it's involved with.


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Comment #30 by Dexx2328
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 11:30:58 AM
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Oh Lordy people need to calm down. They did the exact same thing right before Saints Row 2 came out (http://www.play.tm/interview/21547/dan-sutton-on-saints-row-2/) and it has still been over three years since 2 was released. It's not like they're just rushing them out to make a quick buck.


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Comment #31 by voidreaper21
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 11:32:10 AM
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dejá vu or what


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Comment #32 by USAMarine81
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 11:44:35 AM
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Wow, I miss the day's of the first Saint's Row with the MUCH better original multiplayer elements they had. With the ability to create gangs with your friends and let's not forget "Protect The Pimp" "Blinged Out Ride" "Big Ass Chains/Team Big Ass Chains" And "Gangsta Brawl/Team Gangsta Brawl" Perfectly fun well crafted designed game modes and maps.. As much fun as co-op was in Saints Row 2 It's depressing that they aren't bringing all that back anytime soon.. Ah well.. Saints Row 1 will always hold a special place in my heart being one of the very first Xbox 360 games I played with all my good friends.. Great times!


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Comment #33 by Lardgravy
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 11:46:58 AM
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I nearly had trouble breathing when I read that headline. I've been looking forward to the The Third since I played 2, and now another one?


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Comment #34 by Waxy5
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 11:48:45 AM
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@13 Why wouldn't they delete it? You can't do anything afterwards....

@18 Not really, the game could go a million ways. The Saints could just get murdered and then release a prequel or just resurrect from the dead and start getting there revenge on everyone else. Who knows with saints row endless possibilities.


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Comment #35 by ViNyLek
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 12:15:04 PM
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This is plain dumb. Just earlier this year we were all complaining and rolling eyes when we heard about future DLC for a game that has yet to come out and now this.... It's starting to sound like Hollywood and I don't like where it's headed. Why don't you release a game first, support it with overpriced DLC like everyone else while working quietly on a sequel, before revealing it some time later? Is it that hard?


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Comment #36 by Masta Mylez
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 12:22:12 PM
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The video game industry is big bussiness and big money to the developers and the people in charge of them. Expect this to be the norm. They all see how much money the Madden and COD rake in every year, this will probablly happen with alot more game franchises we all love and want to play.


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Comment #37 by DOA_Rose
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 12:28:07 PM
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Wilder? Does that mean uncensored nudity? *crosses fingers*


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Comment #38 by switchZblade
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 12:34:18 PM
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@31 thank you!


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Comment #39 by asilent boom
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 01:53:28 PM
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SR4 won't be out for a couple years at least. This isn't as big a deal as some of you are making it out to be. Sure they could have kept quiet about it but they have to run a business.

Anyone who is against this needs to look at this from a business perspective. SR3 has been done for a while now story wise, they have a some teams working on the bugs and polishing the game, but the rest of the teams moves on to the next project. Instead of splitting everyone up and having them work on different projects it saves the company time and money when they can just get to work on a sequel. They are already set-up for that game, everyone is familar with the series, and it saves time and money by not having to get everyone back from other projects and then re-setting everything up again. Game developement is a business, those businesses must be run efficiently. In a perfect world they would wait and see how the last game did first, but this is a proven franchise.


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Comment #40 by Games 4 Ever
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 01:54:33 PM
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@19 That's not a bad idea, because in Red Faction Guerrilla you can find Shaundi's ID on Mars so they might go to space.


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Comment #41 by iBuzz7S
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 03:26:10 PM
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OMG!!! Within one week, I will be picking up my pre-order of Saints Row: The Third. Knowing that there is a fourth instalment, I have A LOT to look forward to.

Great way to start the day.


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Comment #42 by jbixler
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 03:52:38 PM
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I think I heard a while ago that the developers planned to make it a trilogy before they released the first or second game.
Hearing that it's no longer going to be just a trilogy is great, but I'm surprised they announced it so soon.

I seriously cannot wait until The Third comes out, it's going to be amazing. and I'll be looking forward to Saints Row 4 in the future.


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Comment #43 by mogwaimon
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 04:53:41 PM
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I can understand the trepidation in this thread about the announcing of a sequel before the game is even out, and I can agree to an extent, but is it really any different from Bioware/Epic announcing that Mass Effect and Gears being trilogies


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Comment #44 by quickhhh
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 04:57:30 PM
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…And an hour after announcing Saints Row 4, Danny Bilson, the VP of Volition went on X-play and dropped a bigger bombshell announcing Saints Row 5 while the development team is secretly working on Saints Row 6.


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Comment #45 by francisrossi
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 05:26:20 PM
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I wish they'd wait a while, if only to avoid stealing the current game's thunder.


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Comment #46 by Magicman10893
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 05:46:08 PM
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Considering Saints Row and Red Faction are in the same universe, I can only imagine Saints Row 4 will have the player going to Mars and set up the events for the return of the Red Faction series.


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Comment #47 by raptor_256
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 06:14:56 PM
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saints row was good, SR2 better, SR3 should be great fun, but to be honest not sure if i'd want a fourth. same with assassins creed. where have they got left to go? medieval Europe? feudal japan? the stories in these 2 games were/are pretty much wrapped up. if you try to squeeze more story in you just end up ruining the experience. the only way to re-invent these games is to introduce a completely new storyline, but then theyre not really saints row, or assassins creed are they? atleast not the ones we've come to love...


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Comment #48 by L3GACY 7798
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 09:51:06 PM
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wow thq i love sr seris but its too early to already making a new one.


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Comment #49 by Andreas_loel
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 03:52:17 AM
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Sure its good that they are gonna make a 4th one, but dont fucking mention it like 5 days before the 3rd one is gonna be out.

Focus on dlc maybe 1-2 months after release that brings MORE into the world, not stupid shit like the SR2 dlc that brought complete crap.

And i still wanna be able to have a bandana over my face and a hoodie at the same time :/


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Comment #50 by RoyallFreshness
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 06:40:35 PM
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what this means is all the dlc for 3rd is complete and couldve been released with title, confirmation we are being screwed out of content that is already complete.

considering 3rd is a slapped together piece of garbage lacking content even from the second, character customization worse than the second, less quantity and quality on activities, campaign missions, and strongholds.

i am completely disappointed with the quality of this title, and some others for the price they expect. its unbelievable that the price of discs hasnt lowered, or the games on demand prices.

like call of duty and activision, i will not be purchasing any big name titles from THQ or any other saints row titles to come. thank you so much THQ


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Comment #51 by RoyallFreshness
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 06:43:11 PM
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the assassins creed announcement comes as no surprise to anyone familiar with the creed franchise, not to mention they have entirely different offices and teams working on completely different titles at different times. overlapping announcements and releases are to be expected, and as i've said before, if the game is not garbage release as many titles and as much dlc content as you like, again, NOT garbage


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