Saints Row 4 Finally Rated In Australia, Alien Space Drugs Removed
After denying the game classification twice, The Australian Classification Board has finally granted Saints Row 4 a classification, rating it at MA15+. The game has been tweaked, but not for the reasons you might expect.
Apparently it wasn’t the inclusion of an anal probe that got the game in hot water, but rather alien space drugs. Deep Silver confirmed the news with Joystiq, stating that the game has been tweaked to remove alien narcotics to obtain superpowers along with an associated Loyalty Mission with one of the game’s characters, Shaundi.
To achieve this [MA15+] 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.
Contrary to expectations, the alien anal probe, known as the “rectifier” will still be available in the game as a part of a DLC package. Weird.