If you're eager to build-a-bro/babe/bear in advance of next month's Saints Row: The Third, well ... we hope you remembered to pre-order Volition's other 2011 title, Red Faction: Armageddon. If you did, you've probably been greeted with an email letting you know that It's Time to get to work on the Initiation Station.

What kind of work do we mean? How about creating a playable version of game designer Tomonobu Itagaki, shades and all? Too late, Volition already took care of that. But maybe you could work on a playable Ken Levine? No, seriously, can you do that for us?

If you didn't get an early access code, the public Initiation Station will be available on PSN, Xbox Live, and Steam next week, on November 1. If you want to get a better idea of just what's possible, check out the above, totally classy trailer, or the gallery below. If you'd rather get your hands on the thing, we'll be sharing some codes on Twitter and Facebook over the next day or so.


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Saints Row: The Third Initiation Station Beta Begins... Now!

Naked Ninja Pirate? Cheerleader assassin? Fat guy with best-in-class mustache? Beginning today, the choice is yours. THQ and Volition are proud to announce that the Saints Row: Initiation Station beta begins... right now!

Create, share, and upload your most devious character creations with the Initiation Station. Log on to the Saints Row community site at SaintsRow.com to vote on your favorites and save them to your character queue. Come November 15, download your favorites directly into Saints Row: The Third and prepare to wreak maximum havoc in Steelport dressed however damn well you please.

For those that purchased the Saints Row: Double Pack or pre-ordered Red Faction: Armageddon and redeemed their Initiation Station beta code at SaintsRow.com, their download codes will be emailed to them directly. Check that inbox.

Following the limited-access beta period, the public Initiation Station will be available to download on PSN, Xbox Live, and Steam on November 1.

To guide you through the features of the Initiation Station, we've included a handy tutorial video featuring our very own Quality Assurance Team, brought to you by Penthouse.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.