Saints Row 4 Refused Classification in Australia. Again.
Saints Row 4 has been denied classification by the Australian Classification Board for a second time in a row.
The game was denied the first time for its inclusion of a weapon that allowed players to anally probe other characters in the game’s world that was deemed to veer too close toward sexual assault, and the use of drugs.
Kotaku posted an excerpt of the board’s second round of findings, which read, “In the Review Board’s opinion, Saints Row IV could not be accommodated within the R 18+ classification as drug use related to incentives and rewards is not permitted.”
The full statement can be found at the ACB’s official website.
It should be noted that the second denial of classification only applies to the original Saints Row 4, which was resubmitted for classification. Deep Silver and Volition are currently working on a “safe” version that should alleviate the board’s concerns.