After a week or so of mysteriously changing Australian retailer dates for Saints Row IV, the game's Australian distributor All Interactive Entertainment has confirmed September 12 as the new local launch date on PC and Xbox 360, with PlayStation 3 a week later on September 19.
Saints Row 4 launched in North America on August 20, and lands today in European markets.
“Australian fans of Saints Row IV will obviously be disappointed with this delay,” stated Robert Kingston, Director at All Interactive Entertainment. “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.”
As a thank you to fans for their patience, all Australian gamers that pre-order Saints Row IV in Australian stores and collect the game within 48 hours of launch will receive a free Presidential Pack DLC code.
The Presidential Pack DLC is only available in very limited numbers and contains masks and outfits to dress the President of the United Saints as some of the most famous American Presidents.
The announcement doesn't go into further detail of the delay, only to say that it was due to the "production process", which we can only presume was because a specially-modified version of the game has been crafted in order to appease our countries classification protocols.