Some players of SSouth Park: The Stick of Truth won’t get to see the game in its entirety — a handful of 20-second scenes are censored in the European, Middle Eastern and African version of the upcoming RPG on consoles.
Warning: minor spoilers for Stick of Truth follow.
A review guide leaked by European press — via NeoGAF — reveals that Ubisoft decided to replace a few mini-game scenes in the console versions of Stick of Truth, which is out next week for PC/PS3/Xbox 360.
Here’s the relevant excerpt:
Knowing the creators of South Park, those image backgrounds will be hilarious. In the censored Australian version of the game, some scenes were replaced by images of crying koalas.
When reached for comment by Eurogamer, Ubisoft’s UK office said this was a marketing decision.
Of course, this isn’t the first time the folks behind South Park have had to deal with censorship — back in 2010, Comedy Central censored images of the Muslim prophet Muhammad in the episode 201.