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South Park: The Stick of Truth videos reveal censored content


Eurogamer YouTube editor Ian Higton has played through South Park: The Stick of Truth and recorded footage of the scenes censored in the home console versions of the game in Europe.

As revealed last month, seven scenes of about 20 seconds each were censored for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions in Europe. In their place is a screen with a background image and text written by the series' creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. In the UK the PC version is uncensored.

One of the text screens the game displays instead of the censored content.

In the video, below, we see what we're missing out on compared to what we're getting. The video is most certainly not safe for work, and, quite obviously, contains spoilers.


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Scenes censored 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, and anal probing scenes involving someone actively being probed.

A Ubisoft spokesperson told Eurogamer the censorship "was a market decision".

South Park: The Stick of Truth's 18-rating was granted by PEGI, the pan-European game ratings organisation that covers video games released in the UK. It does not censor games, rather, it rates games based on the content submitted to it by publishers alongside an age rating the publisher expects the game to receive. PEGI does not have any say over games released in Germany, whose USK acts independently.

South Park: The Stick of Truth is also censored in Australia.

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