"Fantastic surprises" due in Saints Row 3

James Batchelor

Volition has hinted that there will be some “fantastic surprises” for fans in Saints Row: The Third.

The game is due for release “around Christmas” and already “looks phenomenal”, according studio boss Eric Barker. He refused to confirm any other details on the game, including whether or not the game will use the Geo-Mod engine, the tool behind Red Faction’s destruction mechanics.

“I can’t talk too much about Saints just yet,” he told Eurogamer. “You’ve got some fantastic surprises ahead. The game looks fantastic. It’s wonderful. Everybody’s really excited about it.”

Volition is currently working on three major titles: Red Faction Armageddon, which is due in June, Saints Row: The Third and InSane, which is a collaboration between THQ and famed film director Guillermo del Toro.

“We’re excited to have so much fantastic content,” said Barker. “Red Faction being over a decade, four games; Saints Row, it’ll be the third iteration, which people are just really excited about; and to be working with a visionary film director like Guillermo del Toro, who is a mad gamer himself, it’s just fantastic.

“Armageddon releases in late May. Saints Row 3 is coming out at the end of this year. InSane is 2013. Luckily with them staggered like that, [the workload is] manageable.”

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