It came as quite a surprise, then, when Saints Row: Drive By was announced as being in development for the 3DS. Announced somewhat out of the blue, as a spin off from the main series (which is seeing a new instalment this year in the way of the amazingly pretentiously named Saints Row: The Third), things have been quiet on the Saints Row 3DS front for a while - and now, sadly, we know why.
Saints Row: Drive By has recently been cancelled by THQ. After vanishing from the release schedule, a THQ representative confirmed to Joystiq that "We are not developing Saints Row: Drive By" - which did nothing if not get to the point.
Those of us waiting for their next excuse to start talking in hip-hop slang and ending every sentence with "Yo" or "bruv" will have to wait until later this year, when Saints Row: The Third sees a release on the Xbox 360.