South Park Game Delayed In Austria And Germany Because Of Swastikas
Yes, we’re being serious.
If you’re currently residing in Austria or Germany and wish to play South Park: The Stick of Truth, you’re going to have to wait just a little longer. According to the game’s Steam page, the game has been delayed for these regions in order to remove swastika symbols found in the game, in accordance with the law for these nations.
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Here’s what is written on the German Steam page:
“Notice: We’re sorry to inform you that we are unable to deliver your pre-ordered version of South Park: The Stick of Truth on March 6th as initially planned. The German and Austrian version of South Park: The Stick of Truth contains an unconstitutional symbol which means that we are unfortunately not able to release the game on the German and Austrian market at this time.
This concerns all versions/platforms of the game. There is no need to amend or cancel your pre-order. A new release date of South Park: The Stick of Truth for the German and Austrian market will be announced shortly, and we will ensure that your order is delivered to coincide with this new date.
We are extremely sorry for the additional waiting time, and thank you for your understanding.”
Don’t feel bad if you laughed. I sure did.
In any case, Ubisoft had initially suggested that the swastikas would be removed prior to release however this is obviously not the case. As you can expect, they have offered no further comment on the matter just yet. But time will tell, ahead of the game’s release this Friday.
Meanwhile, Indians around the world are still trying to figure out whether or not they want to admit to the symbol originating in India, not Germany.