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Steelport Here I Am
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"Steelport Here I Am" mission completion screen
Story arc

3rd Street Saints (prologue)

Homies

Pierce

Enemies

Marked: 1. Minimum kills: 0[1]

Objectives
Rewards
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"Steelport Here I Am" is the fourth mission in Saints Row: The Third.

Listen, how about you and me roll around the city and see what Steelport has to offer?
Steelport Here I Am intro
Pierce to The Protagonist, over the phone at the beginning of the mission.

OverviewEdit

Pierce suggests to The Protagonist that they need to show Steelport that the Saints are there to take over. The two briefly reminisce on Johnny Gat and, after improving their vehicle at a local Rim Jobs, they head to a nearby Planet Saints in order to purchase new clothing. Here, the Morningstar interfere, and the duo contend with their first Brute. After killing the Brute, The Protagonist and Pierce head back to Shaundi's Loft.

GameplayEdit

Steelport Here I Am - Return to the Safe House objective

Return to the Safe House objective

This fairly short mission introduces a few gameplay elements: Vehicle Customization, Clothing, and Brutes.

Meet Pierce

Meeting Pierce in Sunset Park.

Get in a car

Get in any vehicle. Pierce provides a Neuron, but entering any vehicle fulfils the objective.

Drive to the Mechanic

Drive to the marked Rim Jobs mechanic. Using another location does not fulfil this objective.

Upon arriving, the destination marker moves inside the Rim Jobs garage door. If the vehicle is exited before entering the second marker, the "Get in a car" objective is shown again, but re-entering the same car does not fulfil the objective, and a new car must be used.

Use the Mechanic

Purchasing at least one Vehicle Customization for any customizable vehicle fulfils the objective.

If the vehicle is exited at this point, the objective remains the same.

If The Protagonist has less than $50 cash, $50 is added automatically upon reaching the store, which is the cost of new paint.

If the Garage is full, Vehicle Customization is not possible. However, all Garages are inaccessible during missions and the Garage option in the Rim Jobs menu is not present during this mission, so it is impossible to delete a vehicle from the Garage, making it impossible to complete the mission without first exiting it and deleting a vehicle.

Checkpoint
Go to Planet Saints

Head to the marked Planet Saints clothing store. Using another location does not fulfil this objective.

Upon arriving, the destination marker moves inside the Store. Entering the marked Planet Saints automatically opens the store dialog.

Purchase clothing

Buy at least one item of clothing.

If The Protagonist has less than $50 cash, $50 is added automatically upon reaching the store.

If the store dialog is exited without buying anything, this objective remains active, and Pierce does not follow The Protagonist.

Checkpoint
Kill the Brute

After completing the transaction, a small faction of Morningstar show up alongside an unarmed Brute.

After the initial Morningstar are gone, no reinforcements arrive unless Morningstar Notoriety is raised.

At this early point in the game, using the 45 Shepherd or AS3 Ultimax is the best way to inflict damage. Once the Brute is close to death, there is an on-screen prompt to perform a finishing move, but this is optional.

Pierce immediately starts attacking, so the Brute targets him.

Attacking anyone, or firing a weapon, inside the store also results in level 3 Police Notoriety, so the Steelport Police will also attack the Morningstar and the Brute, further diverting the attention of the Brute.

The Brute's health and easily be reduced to critical between Pierce, the police, and friendly fire from the Morningstar. They all ignore the Brute when the finishing move prompt is present, but using the Brute as a makeshift human shield can force the enemies to shoot at him and kill him without needing to trigger the finishing move.

Checkpoint
Return to the safe house

Get inside a vehicle and drive back to Shaundi's Loft with Pierce.

Morningstar Notoriety is set to level 2, so Morningstar reinforcements arrive and pursue.

Upon arriving, the destination marker moves inside the Crib, and a Tutorial message is displayed about hiding inside owned buildings to clear Notoriety.

Failure

The mission can be failed by getting Smoked, abandoning Pierce, or Pierce dying.

Pierce is bulletproof through-out the mission, by can be killed if he is inside a vehicle when it explodes.

RewardsEdit

  • Cash awarded at the end of the mission

NewscastEdit

Main article: Newscasts
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Jane Valderamma: "For those who work in retail, life can be full of monotonous sales and customers that make one wish torture was legal. However, for a few employees of Planet Saints, life recently became well worth the pain: the leader of the Saints and Japanese commercial superstar Pierce Washington stopped by to do a little shopping. Though no autographs were signed for the hard workers at the store, shoppers were treated to a show of skill when an enraged man attacked the Saints after they exited the store. The ensuing fight showed bystanders that the Saints had not gone soft as international celebrities. This is Jane Valderamma with your Steelport Celebrity News."

TriviaEdit

  • After the car has been customized at Rim Jobs, Pierce changes the radio station to 95.4 KRhyme FM, then 102.4 Klassic FM, then 107.77 The Mix FM, even if 107.77 The Mix FM was already selected. Soon after this, "What I Got" by Sublime begins to play, which he and The Protagonist sing along with.
    • Neither The Protagonist's or Pierce's mouths move while they are supposed to be singing.
    • The dialogue and singing occurs even if Pierce is not in the vehicle, or in a different vehicle altogether.
    • During this section of the mission, Pierce tells The Protagonist to go to Planet Saints, but on the other side of town - when the Downtown branch is closer. This is so there is plenty of time for "What I Got" to play, although it is possible to reach Planet Saints before the second verse begins.
    • After Pierce says "We need some drivin' music...", the Radio Station cannot be changed manually.
    • It is possible to exit the vehicle while "What I Got" is playing.
      • When the same vehicle is re-entered, "What I Got" continues to play, but The Protagonist and Pierce does not resume singing.
      • If the vehicle is exited while Pierce is cycling through stations, that vehicle's radio remains on that station and cannot be changed.
      • If the vehicle is exited in such a way that the radio turns off, it cannot be turned back on.
      • When entering a different vehicle, the Radio Station can be changed normally.
    • If "What I Got" is added as the only song on the Mixtape after Pierce and The Protagonist begin singing, the radio station automatically switches to the Mixtape. Pierce and The Protagonist then sing continuously, even during events such as when the Brute attacks and during dialogue. This does not happen if "What I Got" is already on the Mixtape, it must be added after it begins playing.
  • This is the first mission to introduce a Brute.
  • The Protagonist says that the Brute flipped a car regardless of whether this has happened or not.
  • This mission does not have a closing cutscene, so it uses the default end screen.
  • This mission was first revealed in the pre-release Destructoid livestream.[2]
  • The primagames e-guide to Saints Row: The Third incorrectly calls this mission "Steelport Here We Come".[3]
  • The colour of Pierce's Neuron is random, and is often coloured differently in gameplay than in the cutscene. It is a Rough variant, so is always dirty with Matte paint, which is frequently dark.
  • The opening Phone Call originally had a final line from Pierce, the subtitle file simply says "DELETE". This is 1 of 3 missions which include leftover subtitles marked "DELETE".

TranscriptEdit

PrologueEdit

The Protagonist: "How's the crew settling in?"
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Garbled"
Phone Call: "Man, we gotta get a new place. That studio shit ain't workin' at all."
The Protagonist: "Spent too much time in posh hotels?"
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Grumbles"
Phone Call: "I can't help it the rest of the world treats the Saints right."
The Protagonist: "Doesn't mean we should get soft."
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Moans"
Phone Call: "I hear ya... Listen, how about you and me roll around the city and see what Steelport has to offer?"
The Protagonist: "You convinced me, meet me at the park, I'll pick you up."
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Growls"
— Pre-mission Phone Call

GameplayEdit

This car could use a little tuning. Let's find a Rim Jobs and get it cleaned up.
— Pierce, "Mission Start Pierce Car"

Pierce: "Shaundi's taking this thing with Gat pretty hard."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "I'm not exactly happy, either."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "No one is happy about it, Pierce."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "You think it's easy for me?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "We all are."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "You think I ain't?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Everyone is."
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Roars"
Pierce: "I know, but you're always pissed off, our girl's not as crazy as you."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "She'll be fine. I have faith in her."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "She is very angry. You will have to help me watch her."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Who said I'm always pissed off?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Don't worry, I'll keep an eye on her..."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Once we get Loren, she'll calm down."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "I'll keep an eye on her."
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Gargles"
— "Drive to RJ"
Pierce: "How long were you rolling with Gat, anyway?"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Since I joined the Saints. Been a while now."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "From the beginning. He was there when I joined."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "A while. He was around when I first joined the Saints."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Long time. He was there when I first joined the Saints."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Since Julius was running shit, back when I first joined up."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Long. Met him when I first became a Saint."
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Snarls"
Pierce: "Shit, what was he like back then?"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Pretty much the same. He just had a shittier haircut."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "There was no one like Johnny. And then Aisha died. After that he was.... different."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Fucking. Crazy. And we all loved him for it."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "He mellowed with age...until Aisha died, then he was fucking pissed."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Badass. He took a shotgun to the knee and kept walking..."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Measured. Controlled... That all changed when Aisha died."
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Growls"
— "Drive to PS"
Pierce: "Car's got some more style, now it's our turn. Head to Planet Saints."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Narcissistic much?"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Planet Saint? I do not need to dress like a Saint. I am a Saint."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "I don't know about you...but I'm comfortable with what I'm wearing."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "I dunno man, that's like wearing the band's t-shirt to the concert."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Why, so we can buy matching suits..."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Doesn't feel like we're going a bit overboard?"
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Snarls"
Pierce: "Nothing wrong with wanting to look good."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "I don't need any help there."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "You say I am not always looking good?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "What are you getting at Pierce..."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "I always look good."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Alright alright, lets go..."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "I always do."
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Grunts"
— "Go to Planet Saints"
Pierce: "We need some drivin' music..."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "As long as it's good."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Make sure it is something good, yes?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Why don't you find something for us to listen to?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "See if you can find something good."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Turn that shit up..."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Please don't sing..."
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Growls"
— "Sing A Long Intro"


Pierce: "Time to go... what the fuck is that thing!"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Something angry... VERY angry!"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "I think we are about to find out."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "I got no fucking clue..."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Something very pissed off."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Nothing good..."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Something very big and very angry..."
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Grumbles"
— "Exit Planet Saints"
Pierce: "This guy means business."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "He just tossed a fucking car!"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "The strength of him! It is incredible!"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "You just putting that together?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "You think? He flipped a fucking car!"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "No doubt!"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "REALLY? What tipped you off?"
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Moans"
Pierce: "He on steroids or something?"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "That "or something" sounds right."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "No steroid can do that to a man."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "I don't care what he's on...we gotta deal with him quick..."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "I'd go with "or something"."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "He's flippin' cars, whatchu think?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Something sounds about right."
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Growls"
— "Brute Combat"


Pierce: "Time to tip on outta here..."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Good plan."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Let's Move!"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Let's move!"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "No doubt."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "I'm with ya on that."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "No time like the present!"
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Mumbles"
— "Escape"


Pierce: "That big fucker wasn't normal."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "A little bit of an understatement."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "There is no doubt about that."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "No doubt..."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "You think?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "No shit."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Really?"
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Gargles"
Pierce: "I've seen some scary motherfuckers, but the way he was shrugging off bullets..."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Well, he's dead. At least, I hope..."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "It is curious. No matter. He will not trouble us again."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "He's dead. Move on."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Yeah, something wasn't right. At least he's dead."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Just glad we dropped his ass."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "We'll figure it out later. Important thing is he's dead."
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Snarls"
Pierce: "I hear that."
— "What Was That Guy"

UnsortedEdit

Let's find a Rim Jobs. If we're gonna jack a car, we should at least change the paint or somethin'.
— Pierce, "Mission Start Stolen Car"

Pierce: "We have to lose some of this heat. Head to the crib."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "That really the best place?"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "We're going to ground like rabbits chased by a fox?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "You sure that's where we wanna go?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "You think the crew can help?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "You wanna bring this down on the crew?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "You sure?"
The Protagonist - Zombie: "Babbles"
Pierce: "It's our turf. They ain't gonna cross us there."
— "Notoriety Tutorial"
Dammit, we just fixed that thing up...
— Pierce, "Pierce Car"

GalleryEdit

  • The final image used at the end of the mission
  • UI image used when saving after this mission
  • Return to the Safe House objective

ReferencesEdit

  1. Note: See Kill the Brute
  2. Twitch.TV: Destructoid livestream
  3. Primagames: 2.4 Mission 4: Steelport Here We Come
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