Saints Row 2 Takes on GTA IV

A newly released trailer for the upcoming game Saints Row 2 leaves no doubt that publisher THQ knows who their competition is. The trailer pokes some subtle jabs at Grand Theft Auto IV, asking “would you rather…go bowling? [a reference to the bowling mini-game in GTAIV] Or steal a septic truck and spray loads of sewage on pedestrians?”

The trailer also pokes fun at the ability to go to a cabaret club, as well as “watch[ing] TV within the game you’re playing, on your TV.” [A reference to the television programming that was available in the safehouses in GTAIV]

Besides dumping waste on everybody in sight, the trailer mentions that Saints Row 2 will allow players to get down to their birthday suit and streak, join a fight club, base jump, car surf, or hop in a monster truck and compete in a demolition derby.

Will Rockstar respond to the trailer in kind? Given the sales, Rockstar might be too busy swimming in money to take notice.

Saints Row 2 will launch in Europe on October 17th, 2008.

To view the trailer page, visit THQ’s official video site.

Originally Written By: Art

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