The remaster is the work of developer Sperasoft and claims to feature around 4,000 reworked assets, including remodelled weapons and cars, new texture work for “a vast proportion” of the game’s environments, and a new lighting engine.
In addition, all three expansion mission packs and more than 30 pieces of DLC from the 2011 original have been remastered and are included in the package.
Saints Row: The Third Remastered gives players control of the Saints at the height of their power, with a campaign that’s fully playable in co-op, “outlandish” character customisation and “outrageous” weapons.
The series’ fourth entry, Saints Row IV: Re-Elected, was recently released for Nintendo Switch, following a port of The Third in 2019.
The news was announced last year, as the company provided updates on several of its key properties as part of its first quarter financial results.
“Volition is deep in development of a brand-new Saints Row game, the first full entry in this much loved series since Saints Row IV was released in 2013,” it said.