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Enter the Dominatrix Dies So That a Full Saints Row Sequel Might Live

And the game's current title is perfect.

Will this giant can and alien vessel make it into the next Saints Row?
Will this giant can and alien vessel make it into the next Saints Row?

THQ sent out a release this morning detailing some updated plans for what was to be a "standalone expansion" to Saints Row: The Third. Titled "Enter the Dominatrix," the game was to be concerned with an alien invasion set immediately following the events of the third Saints Row game.

During said invasion, your character would be captured by an insidious alien called Zinyak, who locks you into a VR simulator. It essentially sounded like SRTT's cyberspace section stretched across an entire expansion. That setting would also allow for some gameplay enhancements, or as THQ's now-former EVP Danny Bilson was quoted as saying at the time, players would get "freaking super powers."

All of that is history now, as the release of Enter the Dominatrix has been scrapped and its ideas are being incorporated into a full-on Saints Row sequel, due for release next year. Beyond that (and a few quotes about how impressed new THQ President Jason Rubin is with what Volition's doing) there aren't really any hard details about what the game will contain. Will the story of Dominatrix live on in the sequel? Will superpowers still factor into the new game? No idea. Oh, wait. There's one more bit of information.

The current working title for the game is "The Next Great Sequel in the Saints Row Franchise." Hell, they should just stick with that.

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