Yesterday we discovered that the Australian Classification Board deemed Saints Row IV too inappropriate, filled with sexual violence and drug use. The game was banned in the region. Now a report has released specifically detailing why.
"The game includes a weapon referred to by the Applicant as an 'Alien Anal Probe.' The Applicant states that this weapon can be 'shoved into enemy’s backsides.' The lower half of the weapon resembles a sword hilt and the upper part contains prong-like appendages which circle around what appears to be a large dildo which runs down the centre of the weapon. When using this weapon the player approaches a (clothed) victim from behind and thrusts the weapon between the victim’s legs and then lifts them off the ground before pulling a trigger which launches the victim into the air. After the probe has been implicitly inserted into the victim’s anus the area around their buttocks becomes pixelated highlighting that the aim of the weapon is to penetrate the victim’s anus. The weapon can be used during gameplay on enemy characters or civilians."
To see the backlash on the game's use of drugs, as well as the response by publisher Deep Silver, hit the jump!