Saints Row 4 Australian release date finally locked in, free DLC issued as compensation

Saints Row 4

By on August 22, 2013 at 11:13 am

Deep Silver’s Australian distributors, All Interactive Entertainment (AIE), have finally released a statement on the delay of Saints Row 4, six days after our readers first noticed it.

The Australian release date is now officially confirmed as September 12 for PC and Xbox 360, and September 19 for PS3.

“Despite every effort being made to keep the release date in line with the rest of the world, the production process meant that a delay was unavoidable,” reads the statement. “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.”

AIE is offering a free Presidential Pack DLC code to any Australians that pre-order the game in Australian stores and collect their game within 48 hours of launch. We’re seeking clarification on whether or not this includes Steam.

“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,” concludes the statement.

At the time of writing, the Steam store listing for Australia still reads “September”.

13 comments (Leave your own)

Is it really free though? If you buy it from an Australian store you’re paying roughly $20 more than anywhere else… For a version that has a mission cut out aswell.
It’s nice of them to offer the “free” DLC, but they can shove it. If I buy any version it’ll be from overseas.

 

Doesn’t really explain the delay with Steam, we’ve paid for and pre-loaded the content already. Don’t they just need to push a button to unlock it?

 

tranquil:
Doesn’t really explain the delay with Steam, we’ve paid for and pre-loaded the content already. Don’t they just need to push a button to unlock it?

Pretty much, but then the retailers will get all shitty that people are cancelling pre-orders to purchase online.

 

Actually with the $20 price hike we are still worse off even after the “free” DLC.

And yeah, their excuse is piss weak. The data is already pre-loaded on those who ordered it via Steam. It’s just the usual shonky deals with EB Games and friends holding it back.

On top of all that, we still have not got a clarification if gifted copies will be crippled or not. Some simple and basic communication is all we wanted. Not some tacky DLC.

 

Preordered the 360 Wub Wub Edition and plan to trade the game in. Therefore, this DLC is useless to me.

EDIT: According to this Facebook comment on someone else’s inquiry, digital orders (such as through Steam) aren’t eligible for this promotion.

 

Lol its already released online and cracked. cya aussie market

 

spike4379:
Lol its already released online and cracked. cya aussie market

Yeah because we’re all going to just torrent the game for free, what a stupid comment.

The games coming out, it sucks its got stuff cut but thats not the developers fault. Very rare australia gets a release first anyway, though their have been a few early suprises the past few years. but generally we get it a bit later.

 

You all say I’m not going to buy the Australian version because it costs $20 more than the US version well yeah because the currency happens to be different. I’m not happy about the delay and the removal of the mission but in still exited to play SR4 and if u wanna see the mission look it up on YouTube

 

korbain: Yeah because we’re all going to just torrent the game for free, what a stupid comment.

The games coming out, it sucks its got stuff cut but thats not the developers fault. Very rare australia gets a release first anyway, though their have been a few early suprises the past few years. but generally we get it a bit later.

I think people are more upset about the lack of communication from the developer, the fact that the AU version is incompatible with the ROW version, and for some bizzare reason they’ve given us a version nerfed in ways that were never an issue with the ratings board. Although our conservative R18+ guidelines were the original problem, DS have really turned this into a much bigger issue than it had to be.

Was it intentional and spiteful? No idea…. but the low violence, incompatibility and uncertainty over whether we can even play an imported version without a constant VPN has made this game pretty much worthless to alot of people… I don’t believe any of these things, apart from the removal of one mission, was actually the fault of the ratings board.

edit – also wat?? since when is it normal for AU to get a digital release weeks after ROW? It’s sometimes a day or two to give NA the launch, but weeks?

 

rayman1184,

$20 US is $22 aussie dollars at the moment… I don’t understand what your point is. :S
Also I don’t want to “see” the mission, I want to play it. Once again, I refuse to pay more than the rest of the world for less of a game.

 

tyger3000, good point but if ur a hard core fan of SR and respect the developers u would under stand i have had SR4 preordered since march so i dont give if it has a missing mission im still gonna play it and love it one dame misson is no need to pirate it off the internet. U can buy it or not but SR4 get my vote

 

What if we already purchased the season pass on steam? Does that get refunded?

 

I got it, and it doesn’t work I type it in correctly, this isn’t a preowned one I preordered it and the presidential pack doesn’t work and when I select the dlc option on the main menu it says there is none, can someone tell me what’s wrong.

 
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