Staff - Help - Contact Search:
other comparisons




Streets Of Fire






Species






Wishmaster Collection






Tales from the Hood




South Park: The Stick of Truth Censored in Europe

7 Scenes Have Suffered Alterations

The situation regarding censorship in the video game South Park: The Stick of Truth has become complicated. After the disastrous journey the title endured in Australia (see our detailed news), it seems that all of Europe will have to deal with alterations, as well. After Germany had reports about removed national-socialist symbols (a constant topic due to government regulations), more news that speak of further censorship that affects the versions for all European markets have surfaced. And to make it even more difficult, Eurogamer.de reports that only the console versions would be affected by these changes.

In the meantime, the first video game critics got their samples and the attached press material features information regarding the EU changes. The British website BT.com mentions censorship of 7 scenes (with a duration of approx. 20 seconds each) in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) version of 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.

Among those scenes, there are some of the ones that already offended the Australian Classification Board:

  • A mini-game where a doctor is performing an abortion on the player.
  • A mini-game where the player is performing an abortion on the character Randy.
  • Five ‘anal probing’ scenes in which characters are ‘actively’ being probed.

The censored scenes in the EU will feature a special pictorial background with a text written personally by the series creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker.

Additionally, the British website VG247 has something to say about the reason for the changes:

"Our local Ubisoft rep has been in touch to say that the censorship is purely a marketing decision and that the scenes are also censored in the UK."

After all these new developments, there's still no word about the swastika censorship that was actually already confirmed by Ubisoft for the German and PEGI versions. It's safe to assume that more news will have to be dedicated to the game's censorship.

If you want to avoid the EU or PEGI version, purchase the uncensored version of South Park: The Stick of Truth, at Amazon.com.

Release: Feb 27, 2014 - Author: DarkChojin - Translator: Mike Lowrey - Source: BT

The Latest News

Aug 03, 2017 The Dark Tower - Problems in Post Productions (What King's Epic Screen Adaption Has Become)

Aug 03, 2017 Southern Fury Censored in the UK (Cage Thriller with BBFC 18 and BBFC 15 Rating)

Jul 31, 2017 Justice League - Details Regarding the Reshoot (Joss Whedon Currently Works on Zackk Snyder's Film)

Jul 25, 2017 Lady Frankenstein - Longest Version Worldwide (UK Label Finds Several Minutes of New Footage)

Jul 23, 2017 976-EVIL on Blu-ray (US Release in October)

Jul 23, 2017 Between Night and Dawn - New Romero Box (Three Romero Films on Blu-ray/DVD by Arrow)

Jul 23, 2017 Blood Feast Remake Cut for R-Rating (Minor Cuts for Upcoming US Theatrical Release)

Jul 23, 2017 Antropophagus Remastered by 88 Films (New 2K Scan of the Original Negative in August)

Jul 23, 2017 No Extended Version for Alien: Covenant (18 Minutes Deleted Scenes as Extras)

Jul 23, 2017 Cult of Chucky Also Gets an R-Rated Version (2 Versions on Upcoming US Release in October)

comments powered by Disqus




Terms of Use - Contact - ADMIN