Looks Like We’re Getting A Censored (Console) Version Of South Park
South Park: the Stick of Truth is easily one of my most anticipated titles for next month (hand in hand with Titanfall) and I was over the moon when I was able to pre-order the title for an incredible price on Kalahari the other day, starting the countdown to the release next week.
What didn’t make me happy was finding out that we, and everyone outside of the United States, will be getting a censored version of the game. But then I got all happy again when it was revealed that this is only happening on the console version of the title.
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A note that accompanied review copies sent to press (we haven’t received ours yet) informs them that around seven scenes, lasting two seconds each, have been removed from the European version of the game, replaced instead with individual messages by series creators Matt and Trey.
Ubisoft EMEA stated that this was a decision made by them, affecting only console copies shipped to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The scenes that have been taken out apparently include two abortion mini-games and five anal probe scenes, all of which now feature description text by the South Park creators, which will no doubt feature some thinly veiled message about how crap censorship is. Just like the crying koalas in the Australian versions. Oh you guys.
It’s odd that Ubisoft themselves would choose to make this censorship decision after the game received a rating and didn’t get a request by the ratings board personally. While it doesn’t sound like much as been cut out, it’s sure to cut any South Park fan pretty deep.
I mean, no anal probes in a South Park game? What kind of world is this?