Release date announced for Saints Row: The Third, LucasArts to raise the bar on future Star Wars titles

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Release date announced for Saints Row: The Third, LucasArts to raise the bar on future Star Wars titles
The game that made purple a fashionable colour for gangsters, is set for a third outing as Saints Row: The Third’s release dates were announced.
THQ, the game’s publisher explained that the third title would release in the United States on the 15th of November and would be following by a United Kingdom released date just three days later on the 18th of November.
The news had fans of the series marking down the dates on their calendars as the Saints Row series had a huge fan following, that was crafted after the previous two titles were both critical as well as commercial success stories.
The game is much akin to the Grand Theft Auto series though, slightly more over the top and much like the GTA it is another open world sandbox game.
This time around the carnage will take place in the streets of the fictional city of Steelport and if the trailer is anything to go by, the game is going to be nothing less than spectacular.
Players can expect the same core gameplay that has made the series so popular with a host of enhancements and new features as THQ gear up for some stiff competition come the game’s release. Saint’s Row: The Third will be competing with the likes of Uncharted
3: Drake’s Deception, Modern Warfare 3 and Assassins Creed: Revelations which are all due out around the same time.
Meanwhile the studio behind one of the largest film franchises in the world, LucasArts which made the worldwide phenomenon known as Star Wars, wish to make their future Star Wars games more immersive and authentic.
The head of LucasArts, Paul Meegan admitted that the Star Wars franchise was still as loved and celebrate today as it was once it was first released over two decades ago and explained that it was mostly down to the abundance of talent present at the studio.
“Lucasfilm has some of the most beloved and powerful brands in entertainment, we have a loyal community of fans, and talented people in every discipline,” he said. “We're surrounded by staggeringly bright and creative people at the top of their games.” 
However, he did concede that when it came to making video games, their previous ventures did not live up to the standards expected and it was something the studio was looking to improve on with respect to future titles.
“In recent years, LucasArts hasn't always done a good job of making games. We should be making games that define our medium, that are competitive with the best of our industry, but we're not. That has to change,” concluded Meegan. 



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