Surprise, surprise – publisher Deep Silver is bringing 2011’s popular open world action game, Saints Row: The Third to Nintendo’s portable machine. Announced recently at Gamescom 2018, the port will be handled by Deep Silver Fishlabs, and not the original developer, Volition. Apart from a vague 2019 release window, details are scarce.
— Deep Silver UK (@DeepSilverUK) August 21, 2018
This was definitely an out-of-the-blue announcement, but one that’s quite welcome, seeing that this is the first time a Saints Row title is launching on a Nintendo platform. For those unfamiliar with the series, the Saints Row games originally emerged as a GTA clone (with the first entry being for the Xbox 360 in 2006), following a customizable player who is a part of a gang known as the Third Street Saints. The series is known for it’s signature purple theme, slapstick humor, whacky characters and lighthearted tone.
While this port may seem unwanted considering how old the game is, it does spice up the Switch library which is sorely lacking in open world third person shooters. Will you be picking this up?