South Park: The Stick of Truth Delayed in Germany & Austria due to ‘Unconstitutional Symbol’
When it comes to South Park: The Stick of Truth censorship in Germany, Ubisoft confirmed last week that all Nazi symbols had been removed from the game “in accordance with German law.” Well, that may have been premature, as Ubisoft has said this week that The Stick of Truth has been delayed in both Germany and Austria due to “a symbol of an unconstitutional organization” being included.
This news comes via a statement given to Videogamer by Ubisoft, which you can read in full below:
The German and Austrian version of South Park: The Stick of Truth contains a symbol of an unconstitutional organization, whereupon we stopped the distribution of the game and unfortunately will not be able to release it as initially planned on March 6th 2014 on the German and Austrian market. This concerns all versions/platforms of the game.
We are extremely sorry for the additional waiting time this will mean for the fans of the game. A new release date of South Park: The Stick of Truth for the German and Austrian market will be announced shortly. We invite customers who have pre-ordered the game to liaise directly with their retailers, who will keep them updated on the new release date.
As for the other form of censorship in the entire EMEA region, Eurogamer has compiled a comparison video showing off what each scene looks like both censored and uncensored. As you’d expect, this video contains major spoilers and is extremely NSFW (skip ahead to 1:30 for everything to begin):
For those of you in North America, have you had a chance to play The Stick of Truth yet? Do you agree with Chandler’s review? Let us know in the comments below.