THQ cans Saints Row 3 expansion; Saints Row 4 out in 2013

THQ has just sent word that Saints Row: The Third‘s Enter the Dominatrix expansion has outgrown itself; the content will be a part of “the next great sequel” instead.

“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,” THQ’s new boss man Jason Rubin explains.

“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”.

Added Rubin, “We believe the potential for this sequel is far greater as a full-priced, full-length, high quality, connected experience.”

Expect the next game in “calendar 2013.”