European South Park Censorship Row Exposed

South Park: The Stick of Truth in rumoured anal probe... probe

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European South Park Censorship Row Exposed
A story is doing the rounds that says: South Park: The Stick of Truth has been censored in the EMEA region - that's Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The censorship apparently relates to "Seven scenes of about 20 seconds each are censored in the EMEA console versions of South Park: The Stick of Truth." Only, well, it's not true.

BT.com lead off with the tale but failed sadly to ask itself the question: "Who is the authority for Europe, the Middle East and Africa with the power to 'censor' a video game?

Has Europe, the Middle East and Africa got itself a unified government or quasi-government with the power of censorship behind everybody's backs? No.

Ubisoft responded thus on the question of Censorship, saying it's "purely a marketing decision and that the scenes are also censored in the UK."

The story's originator might have realised this when it wrote:

Documentation accompanying a copy of the game sent to us for review read:


“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.” The scenes censored include:

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.


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Old Codger 26 Feb 2014 09:40
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However, the PC version remains uncensored....
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