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.
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.