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Saints Row: The Third's 'Enter the Dominatrix' Expansion No Longer an April Fool's Joke

The suddenly very real expansion will become reality this fall. Because it's real.

We don't pay a lot of attention to April Fools' Day around these parts, mostly because we spend the vast bulk of our calendar year not taking the video game industry too terribly seriously, so it seems just silly to hyperfocus on a single day of doing exactly that. Still, occasionally some good gags do come out of the industry's collective goofing of its audience, and every once in a great while, one of those gags actually sounds good enough to become reality.

This guy apparently has a big part in Enter the Dominatrix. So that's great.

One such gag was Saints Row: The Third's "Enter the Dominatrix" expansion. The update, which purported to give players incredible superpowers they could choose to use for positive or nefarious purposes in the world of Steelport, is now no longer just a nifty sounding gag. It's really real, and it's coming this fall.

Volition announced the expansion today, highlighting the various abilities your ultimate super-gangster would be able to take advantage of, while also explaining why all of the sudden you have goddamn superpowers.

Faster than a speeding cyber jetbike, more powerful than a roided-out Luchadore, able to leap flying aircraft carriers in a single bound... That's the power you'll find inside the Dominatrix. Use it for good. Use it for evil. Use it for whatever you want.

Aaaaaaand...

Saints Row: The Third - Enter the Dominatrix picks up immediately following the events of Saints Row: The Third. For centuries, alien warlord Zinyak has eyed Earth and its precious natural resources and females with a watchful eye. As he prepares an armada for invasion, he has only one worry: the Third Street Saints.

Once a simple street gang from Stilwater, the Saints have evolved into a global empire, replete with bombastic TV advertising and tasteful consumer products, the kind of TV advertising and consumer products that would give any alien warlord pause. Clearly, the Saints are the biggest badasses on Earth.

Now, in order to prepare his forces for domination, Zinyak captures the leader of the Saints and imprisons him in an elaborate virtual reality simulation. This simulation program looks and feels like Steelport, but it is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth. Here, you are a slave. Welcome... to the Dominatrix.

I maybe would consider calling into question the relevance or usefulness of Matrix-oriented gags in 2012, but see the thing is I get superpowers now, so really, who cares? Granted, those powers will come at a steep price. The expansion is currently set to retail for $29.99, which gives one the impression there is a good bit more content contained within than in the combined efforts of the DLC packs released for the game thus far. At least I hope that's the case.

Volition says we'll be hearing more about Enter the Dominatrix this summer.

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Posted by blueinferno

Looks like I'm hanging on to my copy of Saints Row the Third.

Posted by Deusoma
@JeanLuc said:

Dawnguard now this. 2012 is becoming the year of the return of expansion packs.

Although I cannot speak as to the quality of either of these, I am all for the return of expansion packs. Brings back good memories of new life being breathed into games that were awesome to begin with.
Posted by GreyFoxV1

This makes me so happy.

Posted by Yummylee

That's pretty funny. Still, I'm so over SRTT at this point; put in a lot of hours into it to be fair, but I put in that many hours that I've reached the point where I'm just bored with a lot of it all. Though maybe I'll do a complete 180 once they start releasing trailers and such.

I guess this also may explain why they opted to not let you keep the Saints Flow superpowers during the Clones DLC.

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Posted by FishboneJenkins

I'm torn, because as much as I want more Saints Row goodness as a fan of all three games, I'd really like them to be dedicating all of their time and energy on Saints Row 4...er, the fourth.

Posted by Ulong

Saints Row 3 was great, easily the best open world game since The Saboteur. The dlc packs were ass. I liked them in so much as I liked an excuse to play more SR3, but they weren't worth the cost.
 
Them charging that much for this dlc, it better be something huge along the lines of Red Dead's undead nightmare.
I'll buy it if it is.

Posted by Bait003

i hope giant bomb does a QL look of this. the QLs of the prior dlc have only confirmed my opinions of dlcfor this game. that being said i hope this is going to worth the price of admission.

Posted by Grimluck343

PLEASE give me a reason to go back to this game, the DLC has been terrible so far.

Posted by Matfei90

This sounds great, but after getting horribly burned on the season pass (didn't like any of it), I'll wait and see.

Posted by FoxMulder

Loved the main game, got fucked over with the season pass...but this seems kind of interesting.

Posted by craigymail

I am super stoked!

Posted by Napalm

@Ulong said:

Saints Row 3 was great, easily the best open world game since The Saboteur.

You were going good, and then you ate your own ass with the second part of this sentence.

Posted by Rekt_Hed

After the sour taste left in my mouth left by all the DLC it makes me sad that I don't care much for this news

Posted by Krakn3Dfx

@Rekt_Hed said:

After the sour taste left in my mouth left by all the DLC it makes me sad that I don't care much for this news

I feel the same way, the Season Pass DLC that I paid for ahead of time in good faith was awful. I'm definitely going to wait until this is out for awhile to see if it justifies whatever price they tack onto it.

Posted by m2cks

I'd rather them just making a whole new sequel at this point.

Posted by HadesTimes

Thank you for the article Alex; especially the inclusion of the price of the expansion as most outlets have seemed to skipped that part.

Oh.... And Strap it On!

Posted by Little_Socrates

I feel way ripped off on the Season Pass now, guys. Sorry, I'm out. See you at Saints 4: Saints War, I guess.

Posted by deox

I feel like I got burned with all the shitty Season Pass content too, I'm really hoping this is turns out okay.

Posted by spacetrogg

Nice, I'll wait till the inevitable GOTY edition though as I still need to pick up the base game

Posted by Glitterbomber

No words exist for how happy this makes me.

Posted by Y2Ken

Yes.