PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 South Park title, Stick of Truth is to be censored at release within Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australia. The PEGI 18 rated game
The censored scenes 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.
- Five anal probing scenes involving someone actively being probed. The scenes play out as normal before and after the active probing sequences.
Instead, each censored scene will be replaced by an image background and a description text selected by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker. UBi said the reason for the censorship was “a market decision”.
The decision is likely to have come on the back of the German Rating board, USK, being notoriously strict with video games and leading to many titles being censored within the country or even Europe. PEGI, the ratings board for Europe and the UK does not have any say regarding games released within Germany and does not censor games, rather provides the rating based on the games content.