"by Ubisoft EMEA."
A mini-game involving abortion (c'mon this is South Park) is censored, including scenes of anal probing. In all, seven scenes worth "20 seconds each" are censored by Ubisoft.
It's an unfortunate black eye for the RPG, especially given South Park's history with censorship and with its creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker fighting against it.
"Seven scenes of about 20 seconds each are censored in the EMEA console versions of South Park: The Stick of Truth. The decision to cut this content from the game was made by Ubisoft EMEA," read documentation accompanying review copies of South Park: The Stick of Truth for consoles. It's unclear if this affects PC versions in Europe etc.
A PEGI 18 rating was given the UK release of South Park, and so appears to be left uncensored. The Australian release will have anal probing scenes removed, as apparently Aussies are highly susceptible to suggestion still. It's sad news for console gamers not wanting to be treated like kids by the state. Import if you can.
South Park: The Stick of Truth releases on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 March 4th in the US, 7th in EU.
South Park: The Stick of Truth censored in Europe, Africa and Middle-East
25 February 2014 | By Simon Priest