Saints Row: 'Enter the Dominatrix' expansion coming in fall

THQ announced Saints Row: The Third "Enter the Dominatrix," a standalone, disc-based expansion to the original game that grants you super powers.

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Among the cacophony of high-larious pranks this April Fool's Day, THQ teased another piece of content for Saints Row: The Third. Titled (ahem) "Enter the Dominatrix," the standalone expansion promised super powers, new weapons, and new recruits. Apparently THQ and Volition decided to make it happen for real, announcing it as a standalone expansion coming this fall.

The main thrust of the expansion is the addition of "freaking super powers" like super-speed, strength, and high jumps. You'll use these new-found powers to battle the alien warlord Zinyak, who is preparing an invasion of earth for precious resources and females. Wait, that plot sounds familiar.

Zinyak has watched earth enough to know that the Third Street Saints' media empire means they pose a threat to his plans. So naturally, he kidnaps the boss and puts him in a simulated virtual reality to neutralize him or her. Wait a minute, that also sounds familiar.

THQ confirmed to Joystiq that the game is launching only as a boxed retail product, and will cost $30 for everyone -- including Season Pass holders.

This decision probably has something to do with Saints Row being one of the bright spots in THQ's recent financial statements. The company noted strong continued sales of Saints Row: The Third and higher-than-expected sales of DLC helped boost its bottom line. It must be hoping that another boxed product will do the same.

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    May 3, 2012 10:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Saints Row: 'Enter the Dominatrix' expansion coming in fall.

    THQ announced Saints Row: The Third "Enter the Dominatrix," a standalone, disc-based expansion to the original game that grants you super powers.

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      May 3, 2012 10:40 AM

      ahahahhahahhahahahhahahhahahahhahahahhahahahahahahhahahahhahahahahahahhahahahaha

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        May 3, 2012 10:46 AM

        More SR3 + superpowers sounds like a good thing to me. The "retail only" bit is confusing though. No Steam release?

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      May 3, 2012 10:46 AM

      where do I preorder? :(

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      May 3, 2012 10:50 AM

      Only a boxed retail product = no steam? Also $30 seems abit high unless the amount of content is insane.

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        May 3, 2012 11:22 AM

        That seems highly suspect that they would only sell it via retail. I think they were just trying to clarify it did not require the original Saints Row 3 but it somehow came out confusing.

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        May 3, 2012 11:40 AM

        I took that as intended for the consoles... by that they mean it will NOT be available as DLC. I bet it will be available on Steam as well... just not as DLC.. as a full stand-alone product. That's how I took it at least.

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      May 3, 2012 11:56 AM

      People who bought the DLC Season Pass _really_ should get a discount... even just like $10

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        May 3, 2012 12:00 PM

        I'd agree with you, I haven't played the other 3 dlc's, but the first one was shit. Not much value in the season pass imo

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          May 3, 2012 12:01 PM

          They get better but I still agree

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          May 3, 2012 1:30 PM

          I bought the season pass and haven't even got around to the DLC's yet. On that note I got it when it was liek 50 or something % off.

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      May 3, 2012 12:30 PM

      I'll keep an eye on it. I thought the game was amazing but a huge miss with DLC. Hopefully an expansion can up their game again.

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        May 3, 2012 1:02 PM

        If it's standalone, then it will probably be like a new game set in the same city, which I'm totally ok with.

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      May 3, 2012 1:24 PM

      This could be a ton of fun. I sure loved SR3, but totally passed on the DLC. I didn't feel like I was missing much at all, given the variety of the full game (which was kind of running out of things to do by the end).

      I'm not sure how much I'll love super powers. Maybe this will be like Crackdown? Who knows. Man, I loved the various hi-tech aircraft you got towards the end of SR3 - with that, and my upgrades, I was already overpowered!

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      May 4, 2012 5:19 PM

      THQ confirmed to Joystiq that the game is launching only as a boxed retail product
      AgentPothead confirmed to the world that the expansion is going to bomb harder than Nagasaki.