Written By: Travis Johnson
THQ has recently announced that [i]Saints Row 2[/i] is in development by Volition Inc. and should be available in store for the Xbox 360 and PS3 sometime in 2008. "[i]Saints Row 2[/i] will offer vastly expanded customization options, a totally transformed and expanded city of Stilwater, all new vehicles, sandbox tools and toys as well as both online co-op and competitive multiplayer."
In a press release Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of sales and marketing at THQ is quoted as saying, "The team at Volition, Inc. is leveraging invaluable experience gained on [i]Saints Row[/i] to build [i]Saints Row 2[/i] into a game that sets the standard for combat, player freedom, customization, vehicle game-play, team-based co-op and the most compelling online open world experience to date."
"[i]Saints Row 2[/i] has a much darker and more sinister story that leads your character down a path of betrayal, revenge and redemption against the city that has left him for dead, although we’ve blended that with the same light-hearted humor from the original” said Greg Donovan, lead producer, Volition, Inc."
In related news, the PS3 version of [i]Saints Row[/i] has been cancelled in order for the development team to focus solely on the sequel.
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