THQ and developer Volition have hired Penthouse Pets Heather Vandeven, Justine Joli, Heidi Baron, Shay Laren, Ryan Keely, and Nikki Benz to promote the new Saints Row: The Third video game at San Diego Comic-Con 2011. The girls will comprise the new Saints Row Quality Assurance Team, dedicated wholly to complete customer satisfaction. The Saints Row Quality Assurance team promises to ensure a satisfying Saints Row experience whether playing alone or with a friend. And gamers can meet these sexy ladies one-on-one at the THQ booth throughout the convention.
“We personally handpicked this QA team and the Penthouse brand based on a number of key factors: their passion for Saints Row; their sense of style and Saints Row attitude; and above all, their desire to give every player a unique, over-the-top, unforgettable experience,” said Greg Donovan, lead producer, Saints Row: The Third. “In the end, their selfless efforts are going to put a lot of smiles on a lot of faces.”
Vandeven, Joli, Baron, Laren, Keely and Benz have been such a boon to development that THQ and Volition will release a special downloadable content pack in Saints Row: The Third inspired by the QA team – a rare homage to the dedicated developers charged with quality assurance.
“QA is typically thankless, where a good job rarely garners recognition. Well that ends today,” said Scott Phillips, lead designer,Saints Row: The Third. “With the passion our QA team puts into this labor of love, a DLC pack is the least we can do.”
The Saints Row Quality Assurance Team will be attending at Comic-Con in San Diego this week in support of Saints Row: The Third, posing for pictures and signing autographs at the Saints Row booth, number 5145.
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