"New York's powerful police unions say that a violent new video game called 'Saints Row 2 is an abomination," reports WPEC in New York, which was spotted by Kotaku. "In the game, the player controls a gang member who can steal, do drugs and kill as many characters as possible, including police officers."
Union representatives were standing behind Manhattan District Attorney candidate Leslie Crocker-Snyder as she spoke in condemnation of the game yesterday, the game's official release date.
While marking the game's first post-release controversy, it's hardly the first for the open-world mayhem sim. Just a week ago, the game raised eyebrows for including a streaking feature.