Saints Row 4 Banned For Sale In Australia Over ‘Sexual Violence’ Concerns


We already know Saints Row 4 is going to be one of the most outrageous games in the entire series as we recently learned you’ll be playing as the President of the United States of ‘Merica, and two months prior to the game’s release, it’s already been banned in Australia.

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The Australian Classification Board (ACB) has outright rejected Saints Row 4 from being available for sale in Australia. “In the Board’s opinion, Saints Row IV, includes interactive, visual depictions of implied sexual violence which are not justified by context,” reads the ACB’s statement. “In addition, the game includes elements of illicit or proscribed drug use related to incentives or rewards. Such depictions are prohibited by the computer games guidelines.”

Deep Silver confirmed with Joystiq the publisher plans on working with Volition to tweak Saints Row’s 4 content, specifically removing content which could cause offense without reducing the “outlandish” gameplay, so it can be made available in Australia. As of now, it looks like the PEGI 18 and ESRB M rated versions of Saints Row 4 have be rated without any issues and is still set to be released on August 20.

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