The game was being funded by THQ and was being developed by Heavy Iron Studios. An unnamed artist from Heavy Iron Studios explained to Unseen64 that the game was meant to be a brawler.
It was a brawler game. Go to a bar, pick a fight, smash a bottle over someone’s head
The title was not open-world like other Saints Row games, but was still set in the same universe. The motion controls of the game mainly focused on punching and kicking, with the view being in first-person. It would switch back to third-person when players took part in numerous side activities, like gambling or getting lap dances.
Would you have picked up a copy of Saints Row: The Cooler? What do you think of it?