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.