Saints Row IV finally granted Australian release, albiet in edited form
- Posted August 2nd, 2013 at 09:32 EDT by Michael Harradence
The Australian Classification Board has cleared an edited version of Saints Row IV for release Down Under.
The troubled action title had previously seen two failed attempts at securing certification in Australia, due largely to the perceived positive use of drugs in one of the game’s loyalty missions.
However, an edited version of the game has been granted an MA15+ rating.
"Deep Silver and [local distributor] AIE are pleased to report that the Australian Classification Board has now approved Saints Row 4 for sale," said Deep Silver. "They have granted the game a MA15+ rating.
"To achieve this rating one loyalty mission featuring the character Shaundi has been removed. This mission has been widely reported on and contains the use of alien narcotics to obtain certain superpowers. This mission represents approximately 20 minutes of gameplay out of the hours available to purchasers. The removal of this mission has no negative impact on the story or the superpowers and will not detract from the enjoyment players will get from their Saints Row IV experience."
The alien anal probe weapon that was the course of previously controversy will still be featured in this edited version of Saints Row IV as DLC.
Saints Row IV is due for release later this month on PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360.