After a long battle against faceless opponents, Volition's Saints Row IV is finally due on Australian shelves on September 19th 2013. Originally planned as an expansion to open-world action smash Saints Row: The Third, the game's original publisher THQ decided there was enough meat for a whole new standalone product, and then it went bankrupt.
When THQ's properties went under the auction hammer, European publisher Deep Silver picked up the work-in-progress Saints Row IV, and kept the home fires burning at Illinois-based developer Volition. Then the Australian classification board decreed that the game's content surpassed our country's new R rating, and Aussie gamers would end up having to wait that little bit longer.
But Saints Row IV is still on its way to Australia, for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and for those that haven't already obtained an import copy, you can now find out whether the wait has been worth it, in AusGamers' in-depth review