European gamers who buy their copy of South Park: The Stick of Truth may notice that Ubisoft decided to cut almost 2 minutes of footage out of their new game. A reviewer in the UK noticed that his copy of the new South Park RPG scheduled for a full release on Tuesday, March 4th had several scenes that were blocked out almost entirely by image backgrounds and blocks of texts describing the action. South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker wrote the words describing the censored actions, so it sounds like a compromise had to be made to ensure that these scenes would somehow still make it into the game.
However, they aren’t just cut scenes. Some sound like crucial moments to the overall games such as a couple of mini-games that the player must complete to advance through the stages. The censored mini-games include two scenes involving performing abortions on either the player or another character in the game, and the five censored scenes show “someone actively being probed.”
The strange part is that no one seems to know exactly what country is responsible for the censored mini-games and images but one country seems to have spoken for the entire continent. At this point, if you’re shocked by anything South Park related, then you’re just trying to act shocked. The show has been on for so long and stepped on so many sacred subjects that anal probes and abortions are some of the least offensive parts of their universe. Besides, it’s a comedy and if you’re not laughing, then you’re completely missing the point.