Saints Row 3DS was only briefly mentioned by Nintendo during its E3 press conference, and THQ has today decided to reveal a little more. It’s called Saints Row: Drive By, and it’ll also be available for Xbox Live Arcade. The XBLA version will apparently have connectivity with Saints Row 3, unlocking content for the next main entry in the series.
“Nintendo particularly wanted an ‘M’ rated game for 3DS’s launch. We had it in production – we were doing a 3D version on XBL of Saint’s Row: Drive By,” confirmed Core games VP Danny Bilson.
Bilson believes that Drive By “won’t be a risk like Chinatown Wars was” due to the fact that Nintendo wants the 3DS marketed to “core” gamers. We’ll have to see if THQ’s predictions hold true, but it really is encouraging to see Nintendo attempt to appeal to all markets with the 3DS. The DS is amazing, but it’s impossible to get the average gamer to care about it. I hope the 3DS gives us all something to be excited for.
Saints Row 3DS called ‘Drive By’, coming to XBLA [CVG]