South Park: The Stick of Truth is set to launch next week for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. The game will be great for people that know the characters and follow the show.
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that the game has some scenes that if you had a younger sibling, it wouldn’t be appropriate for them to see it.
Because of those scenes it’s being censored in Europe. According to BT.com, The Stick of Truth is having some scenes cut and they’re being replaced with on-screen text describing the action.
The site also added they received some documentation with their review copy of the game that confirms a mini-game which involves a doctor performing an abortion on the player and again the player performs the same procedure on the character Randy, along with five other scenes of anal probing.
The documentation also says, “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.”
This is a full scan of document by AGB, and you can read it here.
I understand why they would want to cut those scenes out, but they could have made it an optional part of the game rather than just take it out completely. I would like to know I have a choice instead of someone making that decision for me.
It wouldn’t be a South Park game without something like this happening.
You can sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts on this and if the censorship makes you want the game even more.