THQ has cancelled Saints Row the Third: Enter the Dominatrix. The recently announced project was being positioned as a disc based “standalone expansion” to last year’s outrageous open world crime game Saints Row the Third. Believe it or not (and if you’re familiar with the preceding game, you’ll probably believe anything) Enter the Dominatrix would have taken place in a virtual reality prison devised by an alien overlord.
Fortunately for Saints fans, all is not lost. THQ and developer Volition will be folding the Enter the Dominatrix material into the next full game in the series. The working title for the project is The Next Great Sequel in the Saints Row Franchise. Given the tone of the series, don’t be surprised if that turns out to be the final name of the game.
The decision may be related to THQ’s perilous financial state. As reported by Kotaku, the publisher’s woes have continued in recent weeks with the loss of the UFC license and the closure of one of its studios. Perhaps a full game is seen as potentially more lucrative than a bite sized expansion.
The Next Great Sequel in the Saints Row Franchise is slated for release on unspecified platforms in 2013.
Note: The above image is from the Saints Row the Third