Saints Row IV cuts a mission for Australian release

The Australian Classification Review Board has approved a modified version of Saints Row IV. The Board twice refused to classify the game in its original form, but with some content amended the game will be sold with the MA15+ rating, CVG reports.

The review board took issue with a side mission in which several characters experiment with alien narcotics to gain superpowers, and a DLC-exclusive anal probe weapon called "The Rectifier." The side mission (an assignment from substance enthusiast Shaundi, who else) has been cut for the Australian version, but "The Rectifier" will still be available with the season pass.

"The mission represents approximately 20 minutes of gameplay out of the hours available to purchasers," a Deep Silver representative wrote.

How better to celebrate this mostly good news than with the first Saints Row IV developer diary?


  • Dave2123 - August 2, 2013 10:30 a.m.

    Considering Australia is a first world country they do seem to have quite an oppressive government. Obviously, I'm using hyperbole here, but it does seem silly that the only country that seems to have a problem is Australia; no one else does. I, also, read that this month's 2 free xbox gold games won't be released in Germany, because of similar reasons. Why did they ban it twice and then give it a 15+ certificate, why don't they just introduce an 18+ certificate and then they could play the whole game?
  • Hobogonigal - August 2, 2013 10:48 p.m.

    At the moment, the government and parliament in general are just clueless, as opposed to oppressive.
  • DJMoofinLuv - August 4, 2013 10:51 p.m.

    They didn't even have an 18+ rating until a few years ago, they have it now, but they are still being overly picky about games. I think Mortal Kombat JUST got released out here last year (the newest one) I live out here (but am from the USA) and I find this very frustrating..
  • winner2 - August 2, 2013 10:26 a.m.

    Australia is a hell hole. Ridiculous prices, hellaceous weather, highly deadly wildlife, and a ridiculous government as far as the eye can see.
  • Talvari - August 2, 2013 10:18 a.m.

    Get it together austrailia >.>

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