Saints Row 4 Banned In Australia Despite The New R18+ Rating

Although the Australian ratings system has been upgraded earlier this year to include R18+ rating, it seems that some stuff is banned in games.

Joining the long line of games banned in Australia is Saints Row 4.

"In the Board's opinion, Saints Row IV, includes interactive, visual depictions of implied sexual violence which are not justified by context," explained the Australian Classification Board (ACB) in an official statement. "In addition, the game includes elements of illicit or proscribed drug use related to incentives or rewards. Such depictions are prohibited by the computer games guidelines."

Saints Row 4 publisher, Deep Silver, confirmed the ban and assured Australian fans that they are working with developer Volition to create an Australian version of the game. "Deep Silver can confirm that Saints Row IV was denied an age classification in Australia," they said in a statement to the fans. "Volition, the developer, are reworking some of the code to create a version of the game for this territory by removing the content which could cause offence without reducing the outlandish gameplay that Saints Row fans know and love. Saints Row IV has been awarded PEGI 18 and ESRB M ratings where fans can enjoy their time in Steelport as originally intended."

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