Saints Row 4 will see a release in Australia after a censored version of the game was granted an MA15+ rating by the Australian Classification Board, reports Joystiq.

An uncut version of the game was denied a rating because of its positive depiction of drug use. With this removed the game was cleared with issue.

"Deep Silver and [local distributor] AIE are pleased to report that the Australian Classification Board has now approved Saints Row 4 for sale," reads a Deep Silver statement. "They have granted the game a MA15+ rating.

"To achieve this 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."

The publisher states that the Rectifier 'anal probe' weapon will be available as part of a DLC package as originally intended.

The Australian release date remains August 22 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.


Source: Joystiq