Saints Row 4 cleared for Australian release with MA15+ rating

After weeks of back and forth, Saints Row 4 has finally been approved for release in Australia. The newly modified version is classified MA15+ by the Australian Classification Board. So what was the hold up?

Apparently, a single mission had to be removed in order to comply with Australia's classification guidelines. The mission, which has been described as an "optional side" task, contained the use of a substance Volition referred to as "alien narcotics" which improved certain superpowers temporarily within the game.

“To achieve this rating one loyalty mission featuring the character Shaundi has been removed,” Deep Silver said. “This mission has been widely reported on and contains the use of alien narcotics to obtain certain superpowers.”

Deep Silver assures that the mission, which represents "approximately 20 minutes of gameplay out of the hours available" has "no negative impact on the story or the super powers and will not detract from the enjoyment players will get from their Saints Row 4 experience.

As for the rectifier, the anal probe weapon which was problematic when the Classification Board initially rated Saints Row 4 RC back in June, it will still be available in Australia as part of the Season Pass DLC package.

"Deep Silver stands by this decision and thanks the Australian Classification Board for their assistance with this matter," the statement read.