Saints Row IV delayed even longer on PS3 in Australia

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Saints Row IV publisher Deep Silver has confirmed the troubled game has been delayed in Australia until September 12 on Xbox 360 and PC, and September 19 on PS3, after originally being slated for a release this week.

The delay, which means the PlayStation 3 version will be released two days after Grand Theft Auto V, is due to unavoidable setbacks in the production process.

"Australian fans of Saints Row IV will obviously be disappointed with this delay," stated Robert Kingston, the director of the game's Aussie distribution company. "We have used every means at our disposal to minimise the delay, but unfortunately it just was not possible to keep the same street date as the rest of the world.”"

To apologise for the delay, anyone who pre-orders the game in Australia will get the Presidential Pack DLC for free.

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Saints Row IV delayed in Australia until September

The censored edition of Saints Row IV appears to have been delayed in Australia until September 12.

It was scheduled to be released on August 22, before some retailers pushed it back to August 30.

Now EB Games lists it with a September 12 release date.

Saints Row IV has had a tumultuous journey in Australia, being refused classification and banned from sale for incentivising drug use.

An edited version, with 20 minutes less content and no drugs, passed the Classification Board with an MA15+ rating.

MMGN is awaiting comment from Deep Silver's local representatives.

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people will pirate or get a copy from overseas.. great for the Australian local game stores.. cause people wont want to wait till September 3 days before GTA

M@ndyz said: people will pirate or get a copy from overseas.. great for the Australian local game stores.. cause people wont want to wait till September 3 days before GTA



5 days before GTA V, if that makes a difference :P
here are the copies of the game in the warehouse and being stickered up on thursday last week:
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Gryllis said:

M@ndyz said: people will pirate or get a copy from overseas.. great for the Australian local game stores.. cause people wont want to wait till September 3 days before GTA


5 days before GTA V, if that makes a difference


oh... nup :P
Well that's just about killed off any future sales for the game in Australia. Sure, there will be launch sales, but the game will be forgotten about in less than a week.
Its killed it for me, i will be getting GTA5 a few days after this so i cant see myself playing it at all, then after GTA 5 the new consoles will be here so there will no time at all left for this at all :P

Huddo said: here are the copies of the game in the warehouse and being stickered up on thursday last week:
www.facebook.com/...



Those are New Zealands copies. As in, the uncensored ones that the rest of the world is getting.
It's quickly becoming a case of "why even bother" now.

I feel sorry for the guys at AIE.
Now released on PS3 after GTA V [Facepalm]
Wasn't everyone importing anyway? Especially since in mp you are locked into just australia

Gryllis said: Now released on PS3 after GTA V


I still prefer saints over gta series is far to serious now
What is killing me right now? Well I'm glad you asked.

ALL THE BASTARD FRIENDS I HAVE IN NZ POSTING COPIES OF THE GAME ON FACEBOOK!

I love you all truly but STFU *_*
Id really love to know the reason. I know it says production problems. but id love to know if they just left it too late to start hardcopying, or whether they were all like "oh shit, out of 50,000 copies made so far, half were uncensored. well have to find out which is which"

Either way, WHY IS STEAM DELAYED TOO?

Kaogen said:
Either way, WHY IS STEAM DELAYED TOO?



This annoys me also, especially since I have it preloaded and waiting.
Even the official PlayStation account is taking the piss
Saints Row IV delayed even longer on PS3 in Australia
I'm so glad they have made this an MA15+ classification, cause why on earth would you go to the hassle of having R18+ for mature adults to choose what they see or how they play.

Also I'm so happy with our classification board, for NOT using the R18+ rating, that was petitioned so long for, and not ruining this game -_-
I can't wait for this game to come out. Not so I can play it, just so I can stop seeing news about.

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