Initiation Station for Saints Row: The Third announced

THQ will take character customization to a new level with the upcoming open-world action game Saints Row: The Third.

The publisher today announced Initiation Station, a character creation toolkit that will let gamers create and customize a character in-game and then upload it to the community site, where others can download that character for use in their game.

The Initiation Station will be free for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC versions of the game, but those who pre-order Red Faction: Armageddon will score access to the kit at least an entire week earlier than those who do not (precise length of early access is still to be determined).

The Third will launch in ‘holiday 2011’.