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.

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3 Comments on Saints Row 4 Refused Classification in Australia. Again.

Chris

On July 29, 2013 at 8:46 am

For all the problems the US has, im sure as hell glad this isnt one.

bob

On July 29, 2013 at 2:32 pm

yeah but most of ameracias problems come down to either stupid people or stupid government

folklore

On July 29, 2013 at 2:45 pm

@bob
I think you can chalk up most problems to those to things. Not just Americas.