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Saints Row 2: Not like GTA IV
Posted: 19.06.2008 15:57 by Comments: 2

Brian Farrell, THQ’s chief executive told investors that their up and coming title, Saints Row 2 will be “very differentiated” to Rockstar rival GTA IV.

Featuring more "tongue-in-cheek" and "silly, over-the-top gameplay", Violation’s sequel hopes to stand apart from Bellic’s grim underworld-tale by including more customisation, a more integrated co-op mode and a “unique” combat system.

Farrell commented that THQ were “always concerned” about GTA IV being a competitor, but soothed fears by revealing that Saints Row 2 would be going down a different route;

“…It's a great game, but they went in this great creative direction (that makes the game) more character- and story-driven.

"...They had gone this way on the branch, we've gone the other."


Saints Row 2 is due out on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on October 14th: Two months later then expected. According to Farrell, this was because Volition asked for more time to polish the game.
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By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jun 19, 2008
herodotus
Bit of the old Dark Reign Vs. Total Annihilation / C&amp;C Vs SupCom rivalry here. You fall into one of two camps, rarely both. GTAIV hasn&#039;t done as well as hoped and a lot of gamers are looking forward to this one.
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Jun 19, 2008
Wowerine
Well, I hate this genre, but I might look up to this one!:)