Volition announces Enter The Dominatrix.

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#1 Edited by Napalm (9230 posts) -

Enter The Dominatrix has officially been announced, and it's no longer an April Fool's Joke! Yay! <3

Additional, new details:

Arriving on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC for $29.99, this expansion adds "the most requested gameplay features" from the Saints Row community: freaking super powers.

Story setup:

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.

Here is the (original April Fool's) source. [Dead link. :( ]

#2 Posted by Andorski (5452 posts) -

One of the comments in the article makes me thing that it's NOT fake:

SaintBerkoiz

I'm pretty sure THQ couldn't "afford" jokes right now.

10 MINUTES AGO

#3 Posted by Napalm (9230 posts) -

@Andorski: I literally just updated my post with that exact comment like a minute ago. :p Who thought game expansion related April Fool's jokes were funny anyway? They just end up looking cruel and mean spirited.

#4 Posted by Cubidog1 (338 posts) -

If its longer than 4 hours, I'm in.

#5 Posted by Jeust (11337 posts) -

Looks interesting!

#6 Posted by Andorski (5452 posts) -

@Cubidog1 said:

If its longer than 4 hours, I'm in.

I would have my doubts about that. The DLC in general has left me disappointed for the most part. Content has been average and the play time has been severely short. Still, I'll get it so that THQ gets the idea of putting all their resources to making an awesome SR4.

#7 Posted by SMTDante89 (2719 posts) -

I want to believe...

#8 Posted by Gaff (2033 posts) -
31 MARCH, 2012 - 11:58 PM

So close. Announcing a "standalone expansion" on a Saturday though?

#9 Posted by Catarrhal (861 posts) -

@Napalm said:

I know today is April Fool's Day, but this was posted on the 31st, so I don't know.

Posted at 23:58, no less. Why would they do that? I honestly have no idea.

#10 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3687 posts) -

hmmm can't tell if its a joke.

#11 Posted by Yummylee (23178 posts) -

@Hockeymask27 said:

hmmm can't tell if its a joke.

I know, right?! Given the ludicrousness of Volition & SR:TT this sounds completely in tone of something they'd release for it. But then... the date... even if it is just 2 minutes off. Maybe they just wanted to get in there early?

#12 Posted by Andorski (5452 posts) -

@Abyssfull said:

@Hockeymask27 said:

hmmm can't tell if its a joke.

I know, right?! Given the ludicrousness of Volition & SR:TT this sounds completely in tone of something they'd release for it. But then... the date... even if it is just 2 minutes off. Maybe they just wanted to get in there early?

Most people/companies do their April Fool's Day joke on the 31st, so this is well within April Fool's territory.

#13 Posted by HellBrendy (1025 posts) -

@Napalm: Nah. Let them have fun with their own game. If you think it's cruel to mess with the community, you should go check out the stuff that Blizzard does every year.

Also, first time Valve showed the Jarate it was an aprilfools joke.

#14 Posted by Tylea002 (2382 posts) -

As people have said, the Problem with an April Fools Joke in the context of SRT3 is that holy shit everything in that game is so fucking ridiculous that it could be a joke.

So whilst this clearly is a joke, I still WANT TO BELIEVE.

#15 Posted by PaulRevere (224 posts) -

I need this to be true.

#16 Posted by drag (1212 posts) -

'Stand-alone expansion' is the only thing really raising my eyebrow.

Who knows ... it's even a pretty SR3 thing to do an April fools that turns out to not be an April fools at all.

#17 Edited by Venatio (4647 posts) -

I'm playing through Saint's Row The Third right now and I am loving it, I know I'm late to the party but it's a truly awesome game

This better be true

Also glad to hear that, assuming it's true, that's it's a standalone expansion, the copy I have is borrowed so I won't have it much longer

#18 Posted by Gamer_152 (14278 posts) -

One look at the calender makes me assume this is false until further notice, knowing Volition though I wouldn't be that shocked if they actually went through with this. Not sure I really get the bit about THQ not being able to "afford" jokes, I see no tangible way in which a short April Fool's prank could really hurt them financially.

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#19 Posted by MildMolasses (3188 posts) -

Well, in 2008 Volition put up an April Fools trailer for Red Faction: Guerilla that showed an ostrich as the ultimate melee weapon. And then they went ahead and actually included the ostrich in the game, so who knows

#20 Posted by Bollard (6242 posts) -

Not believing in the "standalone expansion" part.

#21 Posted by PerfidiousSinn (802 posts) -

Man, this game's DLC was so bad.

#22 Posted by Quarters (2041 posts) -

I...I can't tell if this is serious or not. Any other game, I'd be like "Oh, you guys", but with SR:TT...dude, anything goes. That's an impressive feat that they've accomplished, that they can say all this, and I can just nod at it silently with a straight face. *slow clap*

#23 Posted by iAmJohn (6141 posts) -
#24 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

I'm betting it's a joke.

#25 Posted by Napalm (9230 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

I'm betting it's a joke.

You shut your mouth.

#26 Edited by Stephen_Von_Cloud (1537 posts) -

@Chavtheworld said:

Not believing in the "standalone expansion" part.

It would make sense if it was to me. As written it sounds similar to Red Dead Redemptions Undead Nightmare, which was very successful as a ridiculous stand alone expansion. A shorter version of Saints Row with even crazier gameplay and humor would make sense. The running and jumping they mention makes it sounds like Crackdown, which would be AWESOME. Combing the two games best elements could be crazy.

Now, if this is fake, this is a TERRIBLE joke. First of all is the fact that Saints Row the Third's DLC has been terrible so far, so to tease people like this would be a slap in the face. But the biggest thing to me is that anything is believable in Saints Row now, so where is the joke here really? Other April Fools day jokes make sense because they add ridiculous humor that doesn't make sense. This would just be a stupid trick, not a joke.

That makes me guess that this is real, because it would be a great idea and because this type of common April Fools day gaming company joke wouldn't make sense with Saints Row. That might make this a marketing strategy, with the confusion creating some interest. That'd be smart too.

#27 Posted by Bollard (6242 posts) -

@Stephen_Von_Cloud: Undead Nightmare was standalone? I thought you needed Red Dead to play it?!

#28 Edited by Stephen_Von_Cloud (1537 posts) -

@Chavtheworld said:

@Stephen_Von_Cloud: Undead Nightmare was standalone? I thought you needed Red Dead to play it?!

Nope. I rented and played Red Dead on PS3, then bought Undead Nightmare on 360. You can just buy Undead Nightmare and play all that content and the multiplayer. I believe all of the multiplayer too not just the new zombie modes.

As I said it did very well for them too.

#29 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2353 posts) -

@Chavtheworld said:

@Stephen_Von_Cloud: Undead Nightmare was standalone? I thought you needed Red Dead to play it?!

You can buy a disc-based Undead Nightmare that is standalone. It includes all over DLC on it aswell, and multiplayer is the same as regular RDR, so it was an amazing price for the content.

There is also a downloadable version of it that you can buy either by itself or bundled with all the DLC, but afaik only the disc version is standalone.

#30 Posted by Stephen_Von_Cloud (1537 posts) -

So I guess this definitely is just a prank? What a poor joke. After the bad DLC they have put out it's kind of bad taste plus the fact that the joke isn't a joke when crazier things than this expansion happen in Saints Row the Third proper.

#31 Posted by Enigma777 (6224 posts) -

If this is included in the DLC pass, I'm game. If not, FUCK YOU THQ!

#32 Posted by DonutFever (3769 posts) -
@Enigma777 said:

If this is included in the DLC pass, I'm game. If not, FUCK YOU THQ!

FUCK THYOU?
#33 Posted by Enigma777 (6224 posts) -

@DonutFever said:

@Enigma777 said:

If this is included in the DLC pass, I'm game. If not, FUCK YOU THQ!

FUCK THYOU?

Stop it.

#34 Posted by konig_kei (724 posts) -

Just give me more guns and clothes god damn it! Also a jetpack would be nice.

#35 Posted by jakob187 (22290 posts) -

Seriously though, this needs to happen.

It NEEDS to fucking happen. I have been wanting to go play the DLC, but I just...I just can't bring myself to do it with all the "meh" things I've heard.

I need a reason to go play more Saints Row The Third.

#36 Posted by Rapid (1440 posts) -

>,> Can't tell if this is fake or not....

#37 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

@Wrighteous86 said:

This is real. I can confirm it.

http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/wrighteous86/meanwhile-at-volition/30-91454/

Whoa. You mean this was what you were working on while you were there?

Holy shit.

@Napalm said:

@Hailinel said:

I'm betting it's a joke.

You shut your mouth.

Good sir, if what Wrighteous86 implies is in fact true, you may amend your statement to "You shut your whore mouth."

#38 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -
#39 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

@Cubidog1 said:

If its longer than 4 hours, I'm in.

Strap it on. Then seek medical attention.

#40 Posted by Quarters (2041 posts) -
#41 Edited by Wrighteous86 (3875 posts) -

Sorry guys. It's too mean to get your hopes up. April Fools!

#42 Posted by Yummylee (23178 posts) -

@Wrighteous86 said:

Sorry guys. It's too mean to get your hopes up. April's Fools!

...

#43 Edited by AssInAss (3011 posts) -

If this was real, there needs to be more hacking text adventures in there since that was the best part of Enter the Matrix.

#44 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -
@Wrighteous86
Sorry guys. It's too mean to get your hopes up. April's Fools!
You *@&$%@$
#45 Posted by Quarters (2041 posts) -

@Wrighteous86 said:

Sorry guys. It's too mean to get your hopes up. April's Fools!

You hurt me deep.

#46 Posted by Shookems (479 posts) -

Come on guys, did you even read the synopsis?

#47 Posted by SpydrMrphy (90 posts) -

@Shookems: Have you played Saints Row the Third? This fits square in the wheelhouse of fucked up insanity that makes no sense, that it would be perfect for the world of the Saints.

Dear THQ and Volition,

Please make this and then ...

#48 Posted by quimstyle (60 posts) -

Mehhhhhhhh

#49 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2760 posts) -

Standalone expansions are a lot like regular expansions, but much more irritating.

#50 Posted by TEHMAXXORZ (1190 posts) -

@Cubidog1 said:

If its longer than 4 hours, I'm in.

If it's longer than one hour, I'm in. Partly because I want to play SR3 and I have the season pass (mostly because I have the season pass).

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