has broken our gold-plated hearts (and teeth) by announcing that it will delay the launch of Saints Row 2
until the company's third quarter, from the August 26 release date announced just last month
until October 14.
According to Reuters, THQ cited marketing issues and product quality as the reasons for the delay, making us hope that the nearly two extra months of development will give Volition enough time to stamp out those remaining bugs
. Additionally, while THQ believes that the delay will not have a negative impact on the company's fiscal 2009 performance, given the publisher's recent pink slip party
and $35.3 million loss
in fiscal 2008, there's really nowhere else to go but up.