Retailers have been asked to remove all copies from sale, while customers are asked to return their copies for a full refund.
The official statement follows:
Unfortunately over the weekend, it has come to light that the PlayStation 4 retail release of Saints Row IV: Re-Elected has a serious manufacturing issue and a nationwide recall is now underway in Australia.
A manufacturing issue has caused an incorrectly classified version of Saints Row IV: Re-Elected for our territory to be released. This strictly affects PlayStation 4 retail versions.
All customers who have purchased the PlayStation 4 version of Saints Row IV: Re-Elected are encouraged to return to their retailer for a full refund.
Replacement copies with the correct content are on order and will arrive with retailers soon.
Remember, the previous release of Saints Row 4 was refused classification not once but twice back in 2013, due to in-game drug use and inappropriate sexual content. Somehow, while the Xbox One versions of the game are the correct, edited-for-Australia release, the PlayStation 4 manufacturer has duplicated the wrong content.
Disregarding the additional content, if you have an affected PS4 release, you will not be able to enjoy co-op mode with other Australians who purchased the new version of Saints Row 4, but you will be able to play with the rest of the world. Hmmm.
Note: It’s not illegal to own games that have been refused classification in Australia, but it is illegal to buy, sell or display RC titles.