Saints Row: The Third - Enter the Dominatrix, a standalone expansion, has been cancelled and will now be incorporated into a full-fledged sequel, THQ has announced.

The decision appears to have been made by newly appointed president Jason Rubin.

"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," said Rubin. "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, scheduled for calendar 2013."

He added: "We believe the potential for this sequel is far greater as a full-priced, full-length, high quality, connected experience."

The sequel is tentatively titled "The Next Great Sequel in the Saints Row Franchise" and is slated for release between April 2013 and the end of that year.