Saints Row 2 delayed to October

THQ’s sandbox game Saints Row 2 has been delayed by almost two months, and will now launch on October 17th in Europe.

The game, which was originally meant to launch on August 26th in North America, will now appear on October 14th – with THQ confirming to Eurogamer that the European release will follow on Friday of the same week, October 17th.

The change pushes Saints Row 2 deep into the hyper-competitive pre-Christmas market (yes, that starts in October now – or September, depending on who you listen to), but THQ’s worldwide marketing head honcho Bob Aniello reckons it’s still the right thing to do.

“Product quality is a huge drive of a game’s success and this move allows us to polish the game,” he told the Reuters news agency. “The game is done, it’s about polish.”

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