If there is one thing to be said about the Saints Row series it’s that it is unconventional. While previous promotional material for Saints Row: The Third has revealed a very over-the-top, but oddly appealing, experience, a new trailer for one of the game’s pre-order bonuses takes things to a whole new level of weird.
Dubbed the Professor Genki Pack, this pre-order bonus for Saints Row: The Third provides gamers with a special vehicle, outfit, and weapon to play around with on the streets of Stilwater. Each of the three bonus items carry a somewhat daredevil-esque theme, but are also tricked out with colorful patterns and interesting abilities.
But these three pre-order items pale in comparison to the trailer that THQ has released to hype the pack. Featuring our first look at the psychedelic Professor Genki, who players will be able to dress up as, this trailer is anything but subtle, but it sure is entertaining.
Check it out below:
Okay, we know what you’re thinking. After repeatedly leaving our jaws on the ground with one bizarre trailer after the other, what is developer Volition saving for the final game? Well, there is still a ton of content that hasn’t been detailed.
It seems like after it was reported Saints Row was going to mirror Grand Theft Auto in visual quality and tone, that Volition set out to make it abundantly clear that the title hasn’t lost any of its sense of humor. Last month’s E3 did show that the game has evolved in terms of its tech, scope, and ingenuity, but it also gave us weapons that were anything but ordinary.
So far GameStop is the only retailer displaying the Professor Genki Pack as a pre-order bonus, so you’re safest bet will be with them if you absolutely must drive a car that picks up pedestrians and hurls them into the air.
Will you be pre-ordering Saints Row: The Third in order to pick up the Professor Genki Pack? How do you think this entry will perform against titles that are much more realistic?
Saints Row: The Third releases November 15, 2011 for the Xbox 360, PC, and PS3.