Ubisoft has confirmed that the highly anticipated South Park title “The Stick of Truth” has been hit with the censorship hammer throughout Europe.
UK internet and television provider BT.com has confirmed that the review copy of The Stick of Truth comes with documentation that details what has been removed from the game.
“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.”
Instead of seeing the scenes, it’s replaced with on screen text giving brief details of what was previously there.
The title originally contained a mini game in which you controlled a doctor performing an anal probe on both the player and Randy Marsh, as well as observing several other similar scenes.
Apparently, the Steam version of the game hitting these regions will not have this content cut, although we’ll have to wait and see whether this is true when the game launches on March 7th.
In the past, the UK’s 18+ rating has meant its avoided having content censored but this time round, it has received the same fate as Germany which regularly has video game content censored.
What do you think of video game censorship now hitting all of Europe instead of specific regions? Will it effect the original experience that South Park: The Stick of Truth offered?