Saints Row is an action-adventure open world video game developed by Volition, Inc. and published by THQ. It is the first title in the Saints Row series and is succeeded by Saints Row 2 and Saints Row: The Third. A PlayStation 3 port was cancelled after protracted development time. The game was released to commercial and critical success, selling over 2 million copies, and prompting for development of its sequel. Set in Stilwater, a fictional city based heavily on the likes of Detroit and Chicago, the game begins with the unnamed protagonist being caught up in a war between three rival gangs. He is rescued by Julius Little and Troy Bradshaw, who lead the 3rd Street Saints, a street gang tasked with bringing an end to the ongoing gang war that has crippled the streets of Stilwater.