It may have taken a few months, but THQ today announced that Saints Row 2 has finally shipped for the PC and is available on Steam. Since the game already hit stores for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in October of last year, by now most of you already know that this game is the follow-up to 2006 original. While that game might not have lived up to the “GTA killer” hype, the first Saints Row actually addressed a lot of issues sandbox fans have had with the seminal Grand Theft Auto series for quite some time. Though the much anticipated GTA IV (which, in turn, addressed many of those issues itself) may have taken a more serious, realistic approach, Saints Row 2 took a different road, become even more wild and crazy than before...and apparently many fans loved them for it. Among the changes to the series, this time around, were availed even more customization (play as a female), numerous side missions and full-game, online cooperative play, all of which is now available on the PC. For more information on Saints Row 2, be sure to check out the official press release below:
AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that Saints Row® 2 for Windows PC is now available at retail outlets nationwide. Developed by renowned open-world developer, Volition, Inc., Saints Row 2 is an open-world action title featuring unrivalled customization, intense combat and both competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes. The game is now available for Windows PC in North America for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and is also available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. The game is expected to ship to retail outlets in Europe on January 23, 2009 and Australia on February 5, 2009.
“Saints Row 2’s console release was met with heavy praise from press and consumers alike for delivering the kind of over-the-top, open-world gameplay gamers want,” said Kevin Kraff, vice president, global brand management, THQ. “Saints Row 2’s debut on Windows PC will introduce the truly unique, highly entertaining open-world experience to PC fans worldwide.”
"Saints Row 2 is the first title to offer PC gamers an open-world experience with near limitless customization options, hundreds of missions, activities and diversions and online co-op through the entire single player game,” said Mike Kulas, vice president, product development and general manager, Volition, Inc. “We’ve spent a great deal of time optimizing system specs for Windows PC to ensure gamers get the same high quality experience no matter what system they choose.”
About Saints Row 2
In Saints Row 2, players 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 unmatched customization options, including character, clothing, crib, gang and vehicle customization. The game also features over-the-top 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, Inc., Saints Row 2 is now available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.
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