As BT.com spotted, Ubisoft sent out a document to publications this week that confirmed 7 scenes, each around 20 seconds long, have been removed from the EMEA console versions of The Stick of Truth. As you can imagine given the often controversial nature of the TV show the game is based on, the scenes are NSFW reading, and some readers may be sensitive to their descriptions. We've included those descriptions below the break.
The seven scenes removed from the EMEA console versions 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."
Ubisoft says the scenes play out as normal before and after the censored sequences, and that each one is replaced by an image and description selected by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker. This sounds awfully similar to the situation in Australia, where Player Attack notes messages descriptive of "sexual violence" replace censored scenes alongside a still image of a crying koala, and a large text reading "CENSORED."
South Park: The Stick of Truth is coming to Xbox 360, PS3, and PC next week, starting on March 4 in North America.
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 250 GB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Gyroscopic
- Video outputs HDMI (v1.3), RCA / composite
- Released 2012-09-25
Microsoft Xbox One