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Enter The DominatrixTHQ's recent change in leadership is already impacting the company's future line of titles as it's been announced that the previously announced expansion to Saints Row: The Third, Enter the Dominatrix, has been scrapped.  Originally planned to ship later this year, the Steelport side-story featuring an alien invasion has instead been rolled into a proper full sequel due out in 2013.  Emily Gera at Polygon has the story.

The project, tentatively titled "The Next Great Sequel in the Saints Row Franchise," is scheduled to launch next year, according to THQ president Jason Rubin.  "When I looked at the Enter The Dominatrix expansion in production at Volition, I was blown away by the ideas and desire to expand the fiction of the franchise," said Rubin in a prepared comment.

"I asked the team what it could achieve given more time, more resources, and a broader scope for the project. We all agreed we wanted to play that game. When it comes to Saints Row, it's clear our fans want bigger, better, and even more over the top, and that's why Enter The Dominatrix will now be incorporated into a vastly expanded, full-fledged sequel, scheduled for calendar 2013."

While I was looking forward to Enter the Dominatrix, I'm more interested in a proper Saints Row 4 (and I really want to see that tentative title, The Next Great Sequel in the Saints Row Franchise, become the final title; seriously, put that on the box).  New president Jason Rubin is not wasting any time attempting to turn THQ's failing fortunes around, and while canning this year's release will cost some potential revenue, a full sequel next year will undoubtedly bring in more than enough to make up for the shortfall.  Rubin seems to be playing a long game here.  Dominatrix's sudden reveal always felt like a quick fix attempt to bring in some revenue to the ailing company, so Rubin must really believe in the team at Volition to bet on next year's full sequel.  Let's hope that bet pays off.

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