Nintendo is ready to re-release Mario Party 8 without the apparently offensive term "spastic" within it. This would be the second time in recent memory that spastic caused a game to be pulled. Ubisoft's Mind Quiz was recently pulled for the use of the word. Mario Party 8 will be back on European shelves Aug. 3.
Nintendo says the "offending word has been replaced at code level" and the discs reproduced. Nintendo says that there may be copies of the spastic version still out there as they can't 100% guarantee that every copy was returned. At least on Aug. 3 Europe will be able to play the game and ask the same question North America is, "How is this the number one selling game?"