Australia have a very strict classification system for video games; they only introduced an adult category this year but that doesn’t cover everything, as Saints Row IV was previously denied classification due to the inclusion of an alien anal probe weapon.
The weapon has since been removed from the game itself, becoming part of the DLC Season Pass as a workaround for the classification system. However, it seems as though this strategy hasn’t worked as the game has once again been refused classification in Australia.
The reason? Well, “drug use related to incentives and rewards is not permitted” apparently. It seems as though Saints Row IV will have a hard time releasing in Australia, with this secondary review board also denying the game.
If you’re not Australian and you’re looking forward to the game, our video preview above shows it off pretty well. There’s no drug use related to incentives and rewards to be seen, though.