The release of South Park: The Stick of Truth is only one week away. After a year of delays and teases, South Park fans will finally be able to see the series translated in all of its glory into an RPG. At least, South Park fans outside of Europe will be able to.
A review guide for Stick of Truth that surfaced online today shows that the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) console versions of the game will be censored.
According to the document, seven separate 20-second scenes have been removed from the European console versions of Stick of Truth. The missing scenes include two in which characters (including Randy Marsh) receive an abortion and five in which various characters are “actively” probed in the anus.
South Park Studios, which has dealt with censorship before, is handling the matter in much the same way it does for censorship on the TV show. Instead of simply changing or blurring out the content, the entirety of the content will be removed and replaced with an image background and description text penned by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker. Knowing the studio, the text should be very colorful, descriptive, and possibly funnier than the uncensored version.
In addition to the censorship revelation, the review guide also contains a long list of fixes for Stick of Truth that will be coming in a day-one patch. The fixes include glitches, animation improvement, and some optimization. Hopefully the patch will prevent the sort of launch bugs that Obsidian games are somewhat infamous for.
via All Games Beta