Saints Row 2 Released Today

Posted by at 2:55 am on October 14, 2008

THQ today announced Saints Row 2, the sequel to the multi-million unit selling open-world game Saints Row, has now shipped to retail outlets nationwide for the Xbox 360 and Playstation3.  

“The Saints Row franchise has earned critical praise for its over-the-top game play experience featuring the most robust player options on the market, and Saints Row 2 is expanding on that in every way,” said Bob Aniello, senior vice president, worldwide marketing, THQ. “The game is advancing the genre once again with expanded customization options, revamped over-the-top combat and full co-op support through the entire single player campaign.”

In Saints Row 2, gamers awake from a coma to find the city of Stilwater overtaken by back-stabbing thugs, ruthless gangs and the gleaming Ultor Corporation. Tasked with reclaiming their city, players will seek out revenge and bring the Saints back to their former glory. Saints Row 2 features customization options, including character, clothing, crib, gang and vehicle customization. The game also features combat with all new weapons, melee combat options, and new vehicles including cars, motorcycles, boats, helicopters and planes. In addition, Saints Row 2 offers drop-in, drop-out co-op support through the entire single player game as well as full online competitive multiplayer options.

Internally developed by Volition, Saints Row 2 is  now available  nationwide for  Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 for the suggested retail price of $59.99 and will launch worldwide on October 17. It is also    available from some  wireless devices. Saints Row 2 has the  ESRB  rating of  M (Mature) for the following reasons:  Blood and Gore,  Intense Violence,  Sexual Content,  Strong Language  and  Use of Drugs.

For more information on Saints Row 2, please visit www.saintsrow.com, or to join The Row community site, visit community.saintsrow.com.

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