The Australian Classification Review Board will now be lifting their ban of Saints Row IV with the agreement that the Australian version of the game be modified.
A 20-minute mission involving Stilwater University’s very own Shaundi, taking alien narcotics to gain superpowers was removed. As enticing of a scenario as that sounds, that is all it apparently took for Australia to allow Saints Row IV to be sold on its soil.
Publisher Deep Silver and Australian distributor All Interactive Entertainment had this to say in a joint statement:
“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.”
Initially, the Australian Board had based part of its ban on an item referred to as a “Alien Anal Probe”. The official Saints Row term for the weapon is “The Rectifier”, and will still be available as DLC.
The game will now be rated MA15+ in Australia.
With the story reaching new heights and taking the street warfare to space against aliens, the highly anticipated Saints Row IV will be getting a North American release on August 20, and a release in Europe and Australia on August 23.