Around this time last week, South Park: The Stick of Truth was released and has been widely praised by critics and gamers alike. The game, containing a mix of indelicate humor and Obsidian-style roleplay, now has the honorable distinction of being the first licensed South Park game that wasn’t disappointing and/or just sucked. Of course, due to the nature of the show’s content and language, some regional versions contained completely censored game sequences. I present to you all, the alternative censored screens that European and Australian console gamers see instead of the original scenes from South Park: The Stick of Truth. They are quite amusing, also LANGUAGE AND SPOILERS AFTER THE BREAK!
The screen below describes in straight-forward detail what players aren’t seeing, and that comprises seven scenes removed from the EMEA Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, each around 20 seconds long. In Australia it looks to be the same deal, except the still image is of a crying koala instead of David.
When asked about the EMEA censorship, an Ubisoft spokesperson told Eurogamer “this was a market decision.” As Eurogamer notes, Ubisoft’s decision may be tied to ensuring the game was fit for release in Germany, where stricter guidelines on games are enforced.