Saints Row: The Third is a nonlinear third-person shooter video game, being developed by Volition, Inc. and published by THQ. It is to be released on November 15, 2011 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows systems. It is the third title in the Saints Row series, after the release of Saints Row 2 in 2008. As in Saints Row 2, the player controls the leader of the Third Street Saints. The game world is the fictional city of Steelport, and the story centers around the gang war between the Saints and The Syndicate, a rival criminal group.