Saints Row 4 Gets MA15+ Rating in Australia!
Saints Row 4 has had quite a struggle in Australia. It’s been back and forth on whether or not Saints Row 4 would come to Australia because of its “implied sexual violence and elements of illicit or proscribed drug use related to incentives or rewards” but what would a Saints Row game be without a little controversy? These are prohibited under Australia’s guidelines on gaming but the decision was appealed and was refused classification. But Deep Silver and Volition gave in and compromised today by cutting back on the bad things.
It’ll pass Australia’s seemingly tough guidelines because of the removal of a certain 20-minute mission and making the Rectifier, an anal probe weapon, part of a DLC pack. Deep Silver gave a statement today on passing the classification and receiving the MA15+ rating:
“Deep Silver and [local distributor] AIE are pleased to report that the Australian Classification Board has now approved Saints Row IV for sale. 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 rectifier weapon will be available as part of a DLC package as originally intended. Deep Silver respects this decision and thanks the Australian Classification Board for their assistance with this matter.”
What you can take from this is that the Third Street Saints will always be on top! Make sure you check out Saints Row 4 on August 20th for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC!
Written by Guest Contributor: missvalentine