South Park: The Stick of Truth

South Park: The Stick of Truth News for Xbox 360

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South Park: The Stick of Truth's censored scenes have been completely removed from the disc in order to avoid a 'Hot Coffee' situation, according to comments allegedly made by one of the game's associate producers on Reddit.

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The comments, which were picked up by thirteen1 but have since been removed, explain that Ubisoft created five different versions of the game for specific territories across the world, including North/South America, Europe, Germany, Australia and Russia.

"Only the North/South American one is completely uncensored on every platform," the producer said. "The Australian one is censored on all platforms, the European and Russian ones are censored on console only, and the German one is censored on console for anal probing etc as shown in this screenshot, and censored on both console and PC for swastikas, Heil Hitler arm salutes, etc."

They continued: "To avoid a 'Hot Coffee' type situation, the 20-second-or-so gameplay/cutscene is removed completely from the disc and replaced with the screen you see at the link (times 6 more 20-second scenes)."

Hot Coffee is a reference to GTA: San Andreas' infamous adult minigame, which had been cut from the game but remained on disc. The scene was later uncovered after the disc was data mined and became playable after enabling a mod.

The situation led to the game being recalled and re-rated as an Adult Only title in North America.

The European console release of South Park: The Stick of Truth contains seven censored scenes, including multiple sequences that see "someone actively being [anal] probed" and another "in which the doctor is performing an abortion on the player".

The scenes are each replaced by an image of the European flag, a facepalming statue and a description of the censored content. The PC version remains uncut.

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


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Karlius's Avatar

Karlius@ nglight

Not sure what the hell you are trying to get across. Is there a point?

The flag is that of the European Union the countries, that this affects are of the European Union and we are governed by European Law. Therefore the flag is fine to use.

As for the content that it is removing, I have no idea why, it's not really graphical you don't see anything close up and it was Ubisoft who decided upon this.

Pathetic really.
Posted 18:38 on 09 March 2014
nglight's Avatar


1. Europe is a continent
2. There is no such thing as an European flag
3. The E.U is the European Union(A union formed by some European countries). The E.U flag doesn't even replace the national flag of the country that's a member of the Union anyway.
Posted 22:57 on 08 March 2014
DragonGuard666's Avatar


Unlock uncensored scenes, coming as paid DLC.
Posted 19:13 on 03 March 2014
SPACED73's Avatar


Next gen uncut
Posted 16:23 on 03 March 2014
Karlius's Avatar


So wish they would just port this to next gen.
Posted 13:51 on 03 March 2014

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Release Date: 07/03/2014
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
Publisher: Ubisoft
Genre: RPG
Rating: PEGI 18+
Site Rank: 844 13
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