In an interview with Play, Volition's Dan Sutton has announced that work on Saints Row 3 is already underway. And that maybe, just maybe, they're working up the gumption to shift the series away from its tacky reliance on "gangsta" and go for something a little different.

We’ve already started work on Saints Row 3, and we have a new direction we want to go in with that which we of course can’t talk about. We wrap up a lot in this one. There’s no frustration.

A 19th-century London take on the genre, perhaps? Dan Sutton on Saints Row 2 [Play]