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Steelport is the main setting of Saints Row: The Third, and Saints Row IV as Virtual Steelport.

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DescriptionEdit

Steelport was founded in 1827[1] by blue collar industrialists and was named after Joe Steel.[2] This city is now poorly financed due to economic failure; the city itself has slums and beggars. The city consists of four districts: Downtown in the center, New Colvin in the east, Stanfield in the north west and Carver Island in the south west. Additionally, Steelport has its own National Guard.

It is heavily industrialized and has slowly fallen into the hands of the criminal organization, the Syndicate. This is evident with the Syndicate Tower and the neighborhood of Loren Square, named after Phillipe Loren. It is described by Shaundi as "Bangkok's abusive father".[3] It is most likely close to Stilwater, as the Saints are known there, and many Planet Saints stores are dotted around the city, as well as the presence of Stilwater's radio stations and Ultor waste-disposal plants on Arapice Island.

There are many skyscrapers throughout Steelport.

Saints Row IVEdit

Main article: The Simulation

A virtual simulation of Steelport appears in Saints Row IV. There are many differences, as alien Towers, lack of skyscrapers, ships and others.

Enter the DominatrixEdit

Steelport appears in the first mission of Enter the Dominatrix titled "Save the Planet", where Steelport becomes under invasion of the Zin Empire. Pierce is the mayor of Steelport after the death of Burt Reynolds from the Kill Killbane Ending of "Three Way" (although Shaundi is still alive despite being with Burt and Viola DeWynter during their deaths). After taking down Zinyak the Saints are captured and put into a virtual version of Steelport.

Dynamics Edit

As the story advances by completing missions, the physical appearance of Steelport is altered significantly.

Act 1 Edit

  • The top section of Syndicate Tower is destroyed and continuously billow smoke if the bomb is detonated at the end of "The Belgian Problem".
  • The Syndicate Tower changes color from red to purple at night if the bomb is not detonated at the end of "The Belgian Problem".

Act 2 Edit

  • The Safeword brothel becomes a skyscraper after being unlocked as a Stronghold and Crib after completing "Pimps Up, Hos Down". Its second upgrade makes it even taller. The red light it emitted across the skyline from its spotlights becomes purple, to show its change of ownership from the Morningstar to the 3rd Street Saints.
  • STAG populate Steelport and are common in the Downtown district after completing the mission "Gang Bang". The Thermopylae is located to the south, east of Port Pryor.
  • The Burns Hill Reactors nuclear power plant becomes a skyscraper after being unlocked as a Stronghold and Crib after completing "Stop all the Downloading". Its second upgrade makes it even taller. The blue light it emitted across the skyline from its spotlights becomes purple, to show its change of ownership from the Deckers to the 3rd Street Saints.
  • The wreckage of the Thermopylae is located in the ocean east of Port Pryor after completing the mission "My Name is Cyrus Temple". After STAG declares martial law, the bridges to the Downtown district become permanently raised, allowing for Stunt Jumps. The district also becomes a restricted zone, giving one unit of law enforcement Notoriety.

Act 3 Edit

  • Arapice Island is covered by a thick cloud of green smog after completing the mission "Air Steelport"; the crashed plane from the mission is also on the island, and the island itself is permanently populated by zombies (despite apparently removing the source of them in "Zombie Attack").
  • The 3 Count casino becomes a skyscraper after being unlocked as a Stronghold and Crib after completing "3 Count Beat Down". Its second upgrade makes it even taller. The green light it emitted across the skyline from its spotlights becomes purple, to show its change of ownership from the Luchadores to the 3rd Street Saints.
  • The Joe Steel statue on Magarac Island is destroyed after completing "Three Way", if Killbane is killed.
  • After completing either "Gangstas in Space" or "STAG Film", STAG leave Steelport although their building in Sunset Park remain.
  • After "Three Way", the bridges around the downtown area are lowered, but after saving and reloading are raised again.[4]

Geography Edit

Similar to Stilwater, the city of Steelport is separated into several districts and neighbourhoods, and each district consists of three to six neighborhoods.

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Map of Steelport

Stanfield district Edit

Main article: Stanfield

Carver Island district Edit

Main article: Carver Island
Steelport (Labeled)

A map of Steelport, with buildings marked.

Downtown district Edit

Main article: Downtown

New Colvin district Edit

Main article: New Colvin

South East district Edit

Main article: South East

Miscellaneous Edit

Trivia Edit

Saints Row The ThirdEdit

  • Unlike Stilwater, Steelport in Saints Row: The Third does not change from day to night during gameplay - the time of the day is randomised during loading and does not change. Entering and exiting an activity often changes it.
  • The statue of a steel worker is based on the Statue of Liberty with the intensity of Soviet Era Sculptures.
  • Steelport has its own National Guard garrison, located at Sierra Point.
  • Steelport is loosely based on New York City, Pittsburgh PA, and Bridgeport CT.
  • Steelport may be a reference of Steel Harbour in Barb Wire.
  • Shaundi has been to Steelport before on spring break prior to the events of Saints Row: The Third, where it was later revealed that Zimos had met her during her trip.[5]
  • The city has its own airport called Wesley Cutter International Airport, which is located in the north east.[6]
  • At the Kill Killbane ending, The Protagonist claims Steelport as an independent city-state and makes Pierce the new mayor.
  • After completing the game, there are four lights in the sky, Red (Morningstar), Blue (Deckers), Green (Luchadores), and Purple (Saints).
  • When traveling too far away by boat or aircraft, the message "THE SAINTS NEED YOU IN STEELPORT" is displayed, and The Protagonist is turned back towards Steelport.
  • As the story progresses, protesters begin to appear that are against the 3rd Street Saints, and various Saints billboards are defaced. Some of the picket signs the protesters hold say "Shaundi is a whore!" and "No Saints in Steelport".[7]
  • By the end of Saints Row: The Third the city is in complete disrepair, after completing both endings during "Three Way": Magarac Island is destroyed and the tallest skyscraper having its topmost floors utterly destroyed[8], Arapice Island being home to infinite numbers of zombies, the Thermopylae being capsized in the bay, and the bridges all across the city being permanently raised.
  • The districts New Colvin, Stanfield, and Carver Island are named after characters (Howard "Bunny" Colvin, Marlo Stanfield, and Sgt. Ellis Carver, respectively) from the HBO series The Wire.[9]
  • At one point during Steelport's history (it's not apparent when) the city had its own Tram service similar to the one present in Stilwater. There is a disused elevated Tram line in some parts of the city. Some of the trams are on the line, but are now abandoned and vandalised with graffiti. The city also used to have a cargo train line which was used for transporting cargo to one of the sea ports across the cities coast. Like the tram system currently out of order, and many of the freights now lie out of use and have been vandalised. One of the possible reasons for the Cargo trains being out of use may be an effect from the apparent recent financial crisis which seems to have affected Steelport greatly, and which gave way for the massive increase in organized crime across the city. All switch tracks on Steelport's railroad are switched to the turning track, even with abandoned rail cars sitting directly above them on the straight track.
  • Steelport was apparently named "Bridgeport" during development. Inside the study of the Saints HQ are two certificates mounted on the wall. The first one says "City of Bridgeport business license", the second "The City of Bridgeport liquor license".
  • After completion of the The Trouble With Clones DLC the bridges surrounding the Downtown district return to being lowered permanently.[reference?]
  • Steelport has the highest murder rate in the country.[10]
  • It appears that the islands of Steelport are either sinking or that the sea levels are rising, as sandbags have been set up in Loren Square and there are many staircases (especially on Magarac Island) that lead into the water (that presumably lead to the docking areas at one point).
  • Many of the skyscrapers in the downtown skyline picture are based on real life articles such as the Willis Tower of Chicago, the Petronas Towers of Malaysia, Empire State Building, and others.
  • Johnny Gat refers to Steelport as a Rust Belt city, meaning that it's somewhere in either central New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, northern Illinois or eastern Wisconsin. Likely somewhere on the Great Lakes.

Saints Row IVEdit

  • Although the first mission "Save the Planet" in the DLC Enter the Dominatrix is supposed to take place in the real Steelport, it still acts like the simulated version. For example the water are pixels, crumbled remains of the Saints Cribs float up into the air, and enemy vehicles simply evaporate after being destroyed.

GalleryEdit

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  • A map of Steelport pointing out The Syndicate's territories
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  • Map of Steelport
  • Various protesters show up throughout Steelport during Saints Row: The Third.
  • High resolution Steelport map
  • The image of Steelport used in the mission I'm Free - Free Falling
  • View of Steelport from a roof on the fake Stilwater island
  • Steelport manhole cover
  • Steelport billboard
  • Steelport billboard
  • Steelport billboard
  • Steelport Map inside the Burns Hill Reactors
  • Steelport Map inside barges
  • Welcome to Steelport billboard.
  • Steelport being invaded by the Zin.(Enter the Dominatrix)
  • Saints Row website > About > Steelport > Steelport City Guide

ReferencesEdit

  1. Image:
    Hole SRTT sign

    "Welcome to Steelport" sign

  2. Image:
    Saints Row website - About - Steelport - Steelport City Guide

    Steelport City Guide, formerly located at http://www.saintsrow.com/about/steelport

  3. Mission: We're Going to Need Guns
  4. Note: See Talk:Stunt Jumps for discussion
  5. Homie conversation:

    Zimos and Shaundi

    Zimos: "So, how you been girl?"
    Shaundi: "Z, don't talk to me."
    Zimos: "Is this about the..."
    Shaundi: "This is about Spring break when I was in college."
    Zimos: "Oh shit, I didn't recognize you without the dreads, irie."
    Homiechat Zimos Shaundi
  6. YouTube: Saints Row: The Third - Cherished Memories #8
  7. Image:
    Shaundi is a whore close up

    Protester

  8. Mission: The Belgian Problem, "Blow Up The Building" ending
  9. Quarter to Three: Saints Row 3 lead designer Scott Phillips explains it all
  10. Radio Commercial:
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    Mayor Reynolds about Steelport's murder rate
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