THQ and Volition have announced the Saints Row Initiation Station. The Initiation Station lets you create, share and download characters that will be playable in the upcoming Saints Row: The Third, it will be available free on the Xbox 360, PlayStation3 and PC in advance of the release of the game.

Early access is available if you pre-order, or have already pre-ordered, Red Faction: Armageddon from GAME, you will be sent an early-access code prior to the release of Saints Row: The Third which will give you access prior to anyone else.

• Play as your favorite train wreck celebrity-turned reality TV star, take aim as your least favorite overpaid prima donna professional athlete, or don a cape as Steelport's newest superhero (or villain).

• Save your master creations and share them with friends. Download other characters for your own use, or tweak them just the way you like.

• Collaborate with a friend to create your own dynamic duo for co-op play. Cowboy and Indian? Dominatrix and sex slave? Tag-team wrestling partners with sordid pasts? Your twisted imagination is the limit.