Saints Row 4 has been refused classification in Australia for the second time, following a resubmission.
A three-member panel has ruled against an Australian release for Saints Row IV, again due to the game's inclusion of illicit drugs as an incentive or reward.
The board received an application to review its decision earlier this month. This followed the board's first ruling, announced on June 24, that the game was banned from sale in Australia.
The Australian Classification Board last week told CVG that the code reassessed "is for the same computer game Saints Row IV that was classified by the Classification Board as Refused Classification," meaning the code assessed this time was the same used in the first application.
This means there is still hope for the game in Australia: according to publisher Deep Silver, Volition is "reworking some of the code to create a version of the game for this territory by removing the content which could cause offence."
Saints Row 4 is the first game to be refused classification in Australia, despite the introduction of an R18+ classification in January. State of Decay was also refused classification, but has since been released with changes.
Specifics on why the resubmission was rejected will be published by the board shortly.