Following the news that South Park: The Stick of Truth will have censored scenes for its Europe, Middle-East, and Africa (EMEA) release (which includes South Africa), Ubisoft has clarified that this only affects the console versions of the game.
The EMEA PC version of Stick of Truth will be “available in full” Ubisoft said via its Twitter account. Ubisoft previously explained that the altered scenes in the console versions were a marketing decision.
Ubisoft has been announcing and delaying release dates, but currently the game is pegged for a 7 March 2014 launch on Windows PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. South Park: The Stick of Truth carries a PEGI 18 rating.
To recap the news from yesterday, the console versions will have 7 altered scenes:
7 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 include:
- A mini-game in which the doctor is performing an abortion on the player;
- A mini-game in which the player is performing an abortion on the character Randy;
- Five anal probing scenes involving someone actively being probed. The scenes play out as normal before and after the active probing sequences.
Each censored scene is replaced by an image background and a description text selected by Matt & Trey.
The game is written and voiced by series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and will require players to arm themselves in order to defeat the crabpeople, underpants gnomes, goddamn hippies, and other forces of evil.