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

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Posted by Alex (2294 posts) -

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.

#1 Posted by Alex (2294 posts) -

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.

#2 Posted by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

This is the greatest news.

#3 Posted by DJ_EuroGhost (130 posts) -

@Tylea002 said:

This is the greatest news.

I concur.

#4 Posted by cyraxible (693 posts) -

Awesome. Makes me wish I hadn't bought the season pass but I am game for this.

#5 Posted by dabobsta (27 posts) -

My wallet does not deserve this kind of violation.

#6 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

i guess that explains the sub par season pass

#7 Posted by Meteor_VII (125 posts) -

Put it in me.

#8 Posted by TEHMAXXORZ (1199 posts) -

It will be really short and probably suck, but oh well...

#9 Posted by RE_Player1 (7563 posts) -

Still waiting for a GOTY edition.

#10 Edited by Noct (306 posts) -

@Alex said:

Aaaaaaand...

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.

$29.99? Man that seems steep for DLC, no? Have any other single game expansions come out at that high a price-point?

Perhaps it's going to be a stand-alone ala Undead Nightmare? That would be fantastic, I sold SR3 months ago...

#11 Posted by JohnDudebro (924 posts) -

The fact that the name is based on Enter the Matrix of all things is my favorite part.

#12 Posted by dabobsta (27 posts) -

@Noct said:

@Alex said:

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.

$29.99? Man that seems steep for DLC, no? Have any other single game expansions come out at that high a price-point?

Perhaps it's going to be a stand-alone ala Undead Nightmare? That would be fantastic, I sold SR3 months ago...

Shivering Isles, Awakening (

#13 Edited by SpiderCabaret (31 posts) -

So the real joke is that it was a joke? Well played, Volition. I salute you.

#14 Posted by RampageAssassin (426 posts) -

If it's packed of content I'll throw my money at them.

#15 Posted by tucah (17 posts) -

Assuming this is, quality-wise, on par with the retail game...

I'm there day 1. DAY ONE.

#16 Posted by TheYear20XX (426 posts) -

Put on a fake dick, which is now a real dick. With superpowers.

#17 Posted by Ghost_of_Perdition (735 posts) -
OH GOD YES GIMME
#18 Posted by Seb (365 posts) -

yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

#19 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

I hope they do a GOTY edition A.K.A get all the DLC for free.

#20 Posted by pochunki (60 posts) -

@Noct: did you really just quote the entire article

OT: 30 bucks means this'll hopefully be more fully featured...more good SR3 please!

#21 Posted by billyhoush (1192 posts) -

After all the meh season pass content I'm gonna have to wait for reviews on this.

#22 Posted by Krampus (141 posts) -

I'm going to wait and see what people say about it. As much as I really enjoyed Saints Row the Third I can't say I enjoy paying $10 for 2 hours of shitty and completely forgettable DLC. If the $30 price tag is anything then that means 6 hours of shitty DLC. I hope like crazy that I'm wrong about that and that this is worth the expense.

#23 Posted by MeatSim (10896 posts) -

I hope there is enough content in this to justify the price.

#24 Edited by RetroVirus (1479 posts) -

Hell yes! A proper expansion where you can actually use all of the powers in the whole city would be awesome.

#25 Posted by Efesell (635 posts) -

God dammit take my money.

#26 Posted by Drebin_893 (2923 posts) -

At the time I didn't realise it was joke.

#27 Posted by sixpin (1297 posts) -

Hopefully this turns out better than the DLC. I loved the core game, but I still feel a bit raw over the DLC after having bought the season pass.

#28 Posted by Efesell (635 posts) -

@Noct said:

$29.99? Man that seems steep for DLC, no? Have any other single game expansions come out at that high a price-point?

Perhaps it's going to be a stand-alone ala Undead Nightmare? That would be fantastic, I sold SR3 months ago...

$29.99 is kind of the standard expansion pack price as I recall.

#29 Posted by UberExplodey (944 posts) -

yay!

#30 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11301 posts) -

Aha! I knew it! Hope it's good, and worth the cost.

Moderator
#31 Posted by Sackmanjones (4741 posts) -

Am I the only one who didn't love this game? I mean it was pretty damn funny but half the time I was kinda bored and the gameplay was nothing special. To say the least this seems cool but I'm not in.

#32 Posted by CosmicQueso (570 posts) -

@Efesell said:

@Noct said:

$29.99? Man that seems steep for DLC, no? Have any other single game expansions come out at that high a price-point?

Perhaps it's going to be a stand-alone ala Undead Nightmare? That would be fantastic, I sold SR3 months ago...

$29.99 is kind of the standard expansion pack price as I recall.

My goodness, I must be getting old, because I still think of Half Life Blue Shift and the Quake Mission Packs as expansion packs. For you youngsters out there, Expansion Packs used to come on computer discs (CD-ROMs or even floppies!) and you would need the regular game to play them. They were $40 or $50. It was a simpler, yet more complicated time where everything was more expensive, you had to build your own computers to run the noise, hard drives came in MBs not TBs, Voodoo 2 cards were the shiz and monitors weighed 90 pounds. I wish all of you could have experienced those times when we were happy to pay $50 for an expansion pack because there was nothing else to play but Daikatana!

Now you're all spoiled with your DLCs and DVDs and LCDs and SSDs, not to mention your STD's and ADDs.

Get off my lawn whippersnapper!

#33 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Continue strapping it on!

#34 Posted by Ett (206 posts) -

Yes I need more saints row in my life

#35 Posted by chilibean_3 (1657 posts) -

I want to be excited for this but then I think of the DLC. Then I think of the price tag. I'm going to hope for the best over here but waiting until I see/hear/read more.

#36 Posted by Peacemaker (1106 posts) -

If the content ends up being worth the 30 bucks I'm all in. From the sounds of it it seems like a full on expansion. Hopefully something along the lines of Undead Nightmare.

#37 Edited by Noct (306 posts) -

@CosmicQueso said:

@Efesell said:

@Noct said:

$29.99? Man that seems steep for DLC, no? Have any other single game expansions come out at that high a price-point?

Perhaps it's going to be a stand-alone ala Undead Nightmare? That would be fantastic, I sold SR3 months ago...

$29.99 is kind of the standard expansion pack price as I recall.

My goodness, I must be getting old, because I still think of Half Life Blue Shift and the Quake Mission Packs as expansion packs. For you youngsters out there, Expansion Packs used to come on computer discs (CD-ROMs or even floppies!) and you would need the regular game to play them. They were $40 or $50. It was a simpler, yet more complicated time where everything was more expensive, you had to build your own computers to run the noise, hard drives came in MBs not TBs, Voodoo 2 cards were the shiz and monitors weighed 90 pounds. I wish all of you could have experienced those times when we were happy to pay $50 for an expansion pack because there was nothing else to play but Daikatana!

Now you're all spoiled with your DLCs and DVDs and LCDs and SSDs, not to mention your STD's and ADDs.

Get off my lawn whippersnapper!

Heh, I'm 37... and a developer. Trust me, I'm with ya. And no matter what the reasoning or what else was out there, we should have never, ever played Daikatana. =)

I wasn't talking about disk-based expansions to PC games though, I was specifically talking about console-based, DLC that is NOT on a disk. Some other guys mentioned a couple of other recent expansions in that price arena, so apparently I just don't buy much DLC... It sounded high to me for add-on... Again though, if it's disk-based stand-alone content like we've been seeing more and more for stuff like this, great.

#38 Posted by Efesell (635 posts) -

@CosmicQueso said:

@Efesell said:

@Noct said:

$29.99? Man that seems steep for DLC, no? Have any other single game expansions come out at that high a price-point?

Perhaps it's going to be a stand-alone ala Undead Nightmare? That would be fantastic, I sold SR3 months ago...

$29.99 is kind of the standard expansion pack price as I recall.

My goodness, I must be getting old, because I still think of Half Life Blue Shift and the Quake Mission Packs as expansion packs. For you youngsters out there, Expansion Packs used to come on computer discs (CD-ROMs or even floppies!) and you would need the regular game to play them. They were $40 or $50.

Blue Shift was actually 30$. I think Opposing Force was higher though.

#39 Posted by Olqavtoras (227 posts) -

Can't wait! This is gonna be great!

#40 Edited by Noct (306 posts) -

@pochunki said:

@Noct: did you really just quote the entire article

OT: 30 bucks means this'll hopefully be more fully featured...more good SR3 please!

When I first posted I did a full quoted reply, but I removed everything but the content I was after imemdiately. It was just lazyness.

Heh, I can't help it that somebody else quoted it while I was editing it; it was there for like 30 seonds! =P

#41 Posted by Deranged (1837 posts) -

Wow, that sounds fuckin epic, too bad the price is far too high and I'm expecting a mere 2-3 hour story.

#42 Posted by Davin (243 posts) -

Implying THQ will still be a thing come fall. I hope so.

#43 Posted by MildMolasses (3224 posts) -

I knew it. They did the same thing with the ostrich hammer for Red Faction: Guerilla. Obviously this is a much bigger piece of content, and i am happy for any reason to play more missions in Saints Row

#44 Posted by rmanthorp (4009 posts) -

Mother of god.

Moderator
#45 Posted by MildMolasses (3224 posts) -
@Noct

@Alex said:

Aaaaaaand...

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.

$29.99? Man that seems steep for DLC, no? Have any other single game expansions come out at that high a price-point?

Perhaps it's going to be a stand-alone ala Undead Nightmare? That would be fantastic, I sold SR3 months ago...

Shivering Isles for Oblivion was $30 and Awakenings for Dragon Age was $40
#46 Posted by Phished0ne (2521 posts) -

YES! I WILL MAKE IT RAIN DOLLAR BILLS ON VOLITION!

#47 Posted by patbaer (132 posts) -

I was really underwhelmed with the DLC offered... so I guess I'm going to wait and see with this one. The last piece of DLC was interesting, but super short.

#48 Posted by AaronChance (143 posts) -

Considering all the DLC was garbage, I don't have high hopes for this.

#49 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

So they say superpowers, but in the last one as soon as the mission was done you lost them. I do hope you keep them, I do hope they are as awesome as they sound.

#50 Posted by Palaeomerus (355 posts) -

Enter the dominatrix? Wow! What a country! In old soviet Union dominatrix enters YOU.

I just threw up in my mouth a little.

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