Saints Row IV has been delayed and censored in Australia, and as an apology, AIE has offered up some free DLC.
Saints Row IV has had a bit of trouble releasing in the land down under. First, the game was refused classification despite the recent introduction of an R 18+ rating for videogames, then, when they finally got the censored version approved, it was revealed the game would be delayed until September 12. As an apology, the team behind the Australian localization, All Interactive Entertainment, has offered some free DLC as a peace offering.
"Australian fans of Saints Row IV will obviously be disappointed with this delay. 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."
A free download of the "Presidential Pack" DLC will be made available for all those who purchase the game within 48 hours of its launch.
Robert Kingston, Director at All Interactive Entertainment, expressed his apologies in an official statement, claiming that According to the statement, "every effort" was made to keep the release process in line with the rest of the world, but the "production process meant that a delay was unavoidable".
The Presidential Pack contains three separate avatars for three of the most famous US presidents: Lincoln, Bush and Obama. Previously, it would have only been available as a pre-order bonus for US GameStop or EB Games customers.
If AIE really wanted to apologize to Aussies though, it should have made a "P.M Pack" containing avatars for John Howard, Kevin Rudd, and Tony Abbott (I know he hasn't been PM, but his wingnut ears would just be perfect as a caricature).
Source: Kotaku Australia