Deep Silver have announced Saints Row: The Third – Remastered, along with its release date.
While leaked earlier today by an ESRB rating, the game has now been officially announced. The 2011 action-adventure sandbox game has been remade via Spearasoft, including updated graphics, character models, audio, and lighting.
Players control one of the Third Street Saints, once small time hoodlums, now a major criminal network and celebrities. After an attack on a Syndicate owned bank goes south, you are now in charge of the gang, and are planning to take everything the Syndicate owns in the city of Steelport away from them.
The official website notes the game also comes with “over 30 DLC,” including all three mission packs. While not named, these would be Genkibowl VII, Gangstas in Space, and The Trouble with Clones.
Curiously the video’s description mentions “How the Saints Save Christmas,” and “Enter the Dominatrix”. The latter was originally an April Fools joke, before being planned as DLC for Saints Row: The Third, and then became Saints Row IV. How the Saints Save Christmas was also DLC for that game.
As there have been recent news regarding Saints Row IV: Re-Elected heading to Nintendo Switch, we assume this was included by mistake. The press release is currently only available in German, and it makes no mention of either of the above.
You can find the announcement trailer below.
You can find the full rundown (via the YouTube video description) below.
We are excited to announce that Saints Row: The Third Remastered will come to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on 22 May 2020. A much-requested addition to the Saints Row lineup, we can’t wait to bring that special brand of Saints mayhem to your current generation consoles.
Expertly handled by Spearasoft, the remaster has transformed Steelport’s environments, character models and visual effects, along with injecting enhanced graphics and incorporating a new lighting engine to really make the streets of the beloved city shine.
Saints Row: The Third Remastered will include all DLC, remastered of course, that came with the original release of the game 9 years ago, so players will get the full, enhanced, package.
Steelport is your city, these are your rules – take the Saints further than ever before.
Pre-order now at saintsrow.com
The Full Package, Remastered – With enhanced graphics, improved lighting, reworked environments, and visual effects, Steelport and The Third Street Saints have never looked so good.
City of Sin – Disrupt and dismantle the Syndicate stranglehold on weapons, cybercrime, and criminal rackets. Discover the secrets of Steelport, where there is action on every street corner, for better or, more likely, worse.
Weapons of Crass Destruction – It’s one thing to defeat your enemies. It’s another to humiliate them. Hover jets, human cannonball cars and outrageous melee weapons are all part of the fun.
Crazy Character Customisation – Create the most outlandish characters ever seen, from washed-up celebrities to maskless ninja pirates. Inside every sinner, there is a Saint. Who will you become?
Over The Top Co-op – Fly solo or play online with a homie. Give freefall skydiving a try, landing in your partner’s flaming pickup as you make a desperate run toward a heavily armed Syndicate base. Steelport is always more fun with a friend.
All DLC included – All three expansion mission packs and more than 30 pieces of DLC from the original version.
Dominatrix and How The Saints Save Christmas
Saints Row: The Third – Remastered launches May 22nd on Windows PC (via the Epic Games Store), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Image: Press Release