South Park: The Stick of Truth Delayed in Germany and Austria
Written Wednesday, March 05, 2014 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
The German and Austrian versions of South Park: The Stick of Truth have been delayed, seemingly due to the presence of swastikas in the game.
Such imagery is prohibited in both Germany and Austria, but it appears that the copies shipped to those countries still included the content.
"The German and Austrian version of South Park: The Stick of Truth contains a symbol of an unconstitutional organization, whereupon we stopped the distribution of the game and unfortunately will not be able to release it as initially planned on March 6th 2014 on the German and Austrian market," reads a statement provided to VideoGamer. "This concerns all versions/platforms of the game.
"We are extremely sorry for the additional waiting time this will mean for the fans of the game. A new release date of South Park: The Stick of Truth for the German and Austrian market will be announced shortly. We invite customers who have pre-ordered the game to liaise directly with their retailers, who will keep them updated on the new release date.”
South Park: The Stick of Truth on console was also the subject of cuts in the rest of Europe. You can read more on that, and its impact on the game, in our review.