Sometimes memories take a little time to bubble up, and other times, like Jason Bourne’s in Bourne Identity, they come at the individual rapid fire. Such is the case with these Saints Row: The Third ‘Cherished Memories’ trailers. They started out as a once a week thing, but as you know, we already received this week’s co-op friendly clip.
But, lo and behold, another Saints Row: The Third clip has been sent our way, and it’s here for all to see. Much like the previous co-op oriented trailer, this one also shows the different types of shenanigans players can get into with a friend.
More importantly the trailer shows off some of the new “toys” that Saints Row: The Third offers gamers, namely the aerial drone. We have seen a few of the more technology-heavy vehicles and weapons that will be available in previous trailers, but this is pure awesome.
It’s clear that developer Volition took a page out of Modern Warfare 3’s book (a franchise that they recently poked fun at in trailer form) with this drone, giving players more freedom than the Call of Duty franchise typically allows. And then, there’s the player zooming through the streets, who reaps the benefits of their buddy’s carnage, culminating in a cliffhanger back flip that we can’t wait to try out.
There’s already been pretty substantial pieces of Saints Row: The Third’s varied gameplay seen in one trailer or another, but the title still continues to surprise us. The sheer amount of choices available, and the way that co-op takes those choices in an entirely new direction, is nothing short of impressive.
Initially, gamers might have written off Saints Row: The Third as some sort of Grand Theft Auto parody, and it might still be that, but it’s also got a lot more going for it this time around. A new trailer for GTA V might have gamers buzzing, but come mid-November a different sandbox title will have them rolling on the floor laughing.
Is there anything you can’t do in Saints Row? Which of the Cherished Memory trailers thus far has been your favorite?
Saints Row: The Third releases November 15, 2011 for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.