Senior Executives at THQ have confirmed that the publisher has delayed the release of Saints Row 2 until its fiscal third quarter as a result of product quality and marketing considerations.
The highly anticipated crime romp was originally scheduled for release on August 26; however, as a result of the delay, the title will hit stores on October 14.
However, according to THQ’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Bob Aniello, the move is not expected to affect the company’s financial outlook for the 2009 fiscal year.
Set a few years after the original title, Saints Row 2 features "a much darker and more sinister story that leads your character down a path of betrayal, revenge and redemption against the city that has left him for dead."
The game will contain a number of improvements over its predecessor, such as new weather effects, enhanced Pedestrian AI, along with a plethora of new vehicles, including boats, monster trucks and helicopters.