Saints Row: The Third - Enter the Dominatrix, a standalone expansion to Saints Row: The Third, will be released this autumn for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, THQ and Volition have announced.

Saints Row: The Third - Enter The Dominatrix promises to take the award-winning, over-the-top action of Saints Row: The Third and add the most requested gameplay features from the Saints Row community: superpowers.

"Faster than a speeding cyber jetbike, more powerful than a roided-out Luchadore, able to leap flying aircraft carriers in a single bound... That's the power you'll find inside the Dominatrix. Use it for good. Use it for evil. Use it for whatever you want. As always in Saints Row, it's up to you," said Danny Bilson, executive vice president, Core Game Production, THQ Inc. "With a franchise with more than 11 million units shipped globally, it's incredibly gratifying to have the flexibility to give Saints Row fans the features they want most."

Saints Row: The Third - Enter the Dominatrix picks up immediately following the events of Saints Row: The Third. For centuries, alien warlord Zinyak has eyed Earth and its precious natural resources and females with a watchful eye. As he prepares an armada for invasion, he has only one worry: the Third Street Saints.

In order to prepare his forces for domination, Zinyak captures the leader of the Saints and imprisons him in an elaborate virtual reality simulation which looks and feels like Steelport.

More details will be made available this summer - probably at E3.

Given the huge success of Saints Row for THQ it makes good business sense to annualise the franchise, especially when said publisher isn't in the best financial health.

Also, hats off to whoever came up with the subtitle for the expansion.