Here’s a Descriptive Image South Park: The Stick of Truth Uses in EMEA Regions During Censored Scenes
Following all the news about South Park: The Stick of Truth and censorship in the EMEA region, a user on Reddit has posted a picture of what everyone getting a copy of the game will see during one of those 7 scenes Ubisoft decided to censor, which is due to a marketing decision:
Although we can’t verify any of the following (the person in question has since deleted their account and all accompanying posts), a user by the name of Walgiz (via VGU) posted on that Reddit thread about the censored image, claiming to be an Associate Producer on the game.
Again, we can’t confirm their identity, but here’s what they had to say:
I’m the Associate Producer on the game for Ubisoft. We did make a separate version just for Germany/Austria. There’s actually 5 versions: North/South America, Europe, Germany, Australia, and Russia. Only the North/South American one is completely uncensored on every platform. The Australian one is censored on all platforms, the European and Russian ones are censored on console only, and the German one is censored on console for anal probing etc as shown in this screenshot, and censored on both console and PC for swastikas, Heil Hitler arm salutes, etc.
Walgiz adds that the reason they did this censorship was “to avoid a “Hot Coffee” type situation, the 20-second-or-so gameplay/cutscene is removed completely from the disc and replaced with the screen you see at the link (times 6 more 20-second scenes).” They also say that The Stick of Truth was denied classification twice in Australia, meaning they had to censor in that region before being able to sell it.
You can expect our review for South Park: The Stick of Truth to go live soon (the game is out this week!), so stay tuned.
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