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South Park: The Stick of Truth censored ahead of European release

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South Park: The Stick of Truth

The heavily delayed South Park: The Stick of Truth game has been censored ahead of its European release.

According to documentation acquired by BT.com, the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) version of the long awaited South Park game has been censored like the Australian edition.

The documents suggest a number of cut scenes have been removed, with on-screen text detailing the censored action appearing in its place.

South Park: The Stick of Truth”">“Seven scenes of about 20 seconds each are censored in the EMEA console version of South Park: The Stick of Truth, read the documents. “The decision to cut this content from the game was made by Ubisoft EMEA.”

The game has already gained an 18 rating in the UK from PEGI, but Ubisoft has made the decision to cut the scenes probably due to their obscene content.

Apparently, the censored scenes include two mini-games concerning abortions and five scenes where characters are “actively” being anally probed.

The scenes are said to “play out as normal before and after the active probing sequences.”

When directly questioned about the decision by Eurogamer, Ubisoft said “this was a market decision”.

The game has also been censored in Australia for similar reasons involving alien probes.

To be honest, we don’t feel we really need content like this in our videogames, especially making light of the conversial abortion topics.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

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Tim Sutton

February 26, 2014, 11:41 am

Just buy it on PC, its unedited there.

The changes in the console titles in the EU are due to Germany, where adults are not permitted to make their own choices when it comes to adult media.

Well Spoken Waffle

February 26, 2014, 11:52 am

of course, that puts you in a position where people buy the pc version because they want uncensored access to video images of a cartoon character being "activley anal probed"

Tim Sutton

February 26, 2014, 12:54 pm

Oh, don't be so ridiculous.

It's South Park, it's alternately fabulously bluntly crude and stingingly razor sharp satirical.

The one complements the other, water down either and it's just not what the writers intended.

Besides, the full uncensored game was happily passed by censorship boards here and in the US as perfectly suitable for adults, so stop being all Daily Mail about this.

Jmac

February 27, 2014, 5:37 am

What do I think? I think it's going to generate a lot of publicity and sell a lot of grey imports of the uncensored US version.

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