South Park: The Stick of Truth

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The European version of South Park: The Stick of Truth has been censored, with seven scenes removed from the EMEA console release.

In documents received by BT (and independently obtained by VideoGamer.com), Ubisoft said that "7 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."

The cut scenes include "a mini-game in which the doctor is performing an abortion on the player, a mini-game in which the player is performing an abortion on the character Randy, [and] five anal probing scenes involving someone actively being probed. The scenes play out as normal before and after the active probing sequences."

According to the publisher, "each censored scene is replaced by an image background and a description text selected by [South Park creators] Matt [Stone] & Trey [Parker]."

A Ubisoft representative later told VideoGamer.com that "the decision is a market decision made by Ubisoft EMEA".

The PC version remains unaffected. It is not known whether the scenes have also been cut from the North American console release.

South Park: The Stick of Truth was granted an 18 rating by European ratings board PEGI for its "extreme violence, graphic sexual activity showing genitalia, sexual violence, [and] strong language".

The game launches on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on March 7.

Source: home.bt.com, Ubisoft

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solidstrife

Disappointing but understandable.

It sounds like the censored content would be perfect fodder for mainstream media to bounce on. I cant imagine the core of the game will be overly affected by the loss of an abortion mini-game (or 7).

But then again, call me a cynic, could this act in itself be a push for media attention pre-release?
Posted 19:26 on 27 February 2014
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Bloodstorm@ jibby1234567890

Actually, it COULD be region locked so, gg.
Posted 16:26 on 26 February 2014
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dedz90060

It might not do anything but its worth a shot .

https://www.change.org/petitions/ubi...t_created=true
Posted 15:59 on 26 February 2014
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jibby1234567890

dowhat you want but i bet you that alot of people are going to order it from america then including me and you cant do any thing about it
Posted 15:23 on 26 February 2014
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omega2120

well i guess i'll be saving my money then,not buying a game that's being censored for no good reason here in the uk,if they had a valid reason to censor it,then maybe i'd understand
Posted 10:07 on 26 February 2014
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remyz@ DragonGuard666

I understood that reference
Posted 07:04 on 26 February 2014
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SPACED73

just lost a sale,hate it when studios tamper with someones vision,i bet stone and parker are miffed about it.
Posted 07:00 on 26 February 2014
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remyz

Hey does anyone know if this game is censored in New Zealand as well? I know it is censored in Europe and Australia but has anyone seen any news about NZ, thanks!
Posted 06:29 on 26 February 2014
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wellhiddenmark@ Gazanator

The PC Pre-order is already market as "Non-censored Version" on the Uplay website. This is cynical marketing bull***** of the very highest order. I will definitely not be purchasing this game in any format.
Posted 02:16 on 26 February 2014
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Bloodstorm

It's more marketable for them. They're not thinking about you, the customer, they're thinking about bad publicity.
Posted 20:56 on 25 February 2014
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Chaosphere616

So I'll be importing a PS3 copy then.

At 35 years of age I will decide what content is
suitable for me. Thanks Ubisoft.
Posted 19:35 on 25 February 2014
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Jesus_Phish@ RFK87

Yeah in agreement there. PC version for me.
Posted 19:34 on 25 February 2014
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RFK87

PC version it is then... :S
Posted 19:16 on 25 February 2014
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Nxs@ Bloodstorm

Yes, I read that as well, but it is more fun to be sarcastic towards governments than a French publisher. :D
Posted 18:39 on 25 February 2014
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Bloodstorm

Confirmed it wasn't the government that censored it, it was Ubisoft as a marketing decision.


PC GAMING MASTER RACE!
Posted 18:23 on 25 February 2014

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Release Date: 07/03/2014
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
Publisher: Ubisoft
Genre: RPG
Rating: PEGI 18+
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