South Park: The Stick of Truth Censored for Australia
Written Tuesday, December 17, 2013 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
South Park: The Stick of Truth has been censored for release in Australia, Ubisoft has said.
Speaking to PlayerAttack, the publisher said that a "slightly modified version of South Park The Stick of Truth has been approved for release in Australia on March 6". No further details have been shared about the nature of the changes, but we do know that the game will carry a R18+ rating.
Meanwhile, the previously published rating for the North American version of the game suggests that no changes have been made. Read the full description from the ESRB below, it’s pretty funny.
“This is a role-playing adventure game based on the animated South Park TV show. Players assume the role of a new kid in town who embarks on various quests with other boys in the neighborhood. Players can engage in turn-based combat, selecting attacks from a menu screen. Players use various weapons (swords, baseball bats, hammers), magic spells and melee attacks during fights; blood-splatter effects sometimes occur.
"Cutscenes occasionally depict “cartoony” characters dismembered or decapitated. The game includes several instances of mature humor and sexual material: one extended sequence depicts characters getting anally probed by alien creatures; another sequence (in an abortion clinic) depicts doctors using a vacuum to perform procedures on male characters; one level takes place inside the rectum/colon of a character (sex toys, random objects and fecal matter appear in the level)—all sequences are depicted in a cartoony and over-the-top manner.
"Characters are occasionally depicted nude (e.g., breasts, buttocks, male genitalia); one extended sequence depicts an out-of-focus couple having sex in the background; as players engage in turn-based battle in the foreground, sexual moaning sounds/dialogue is heard. During the course of the game, drug paraphernalia can be seen strewn around a methamphetamine lab. The words 'f**k,' 'sh*t,' 'a*shole,' and 'f*ggot' can be heard in the dialogue.”
South Park: The Stick of Truth, following numerous delays, arrives in North America on March 4th and Europe on March 7th, 2014.