South Park: The Stick of Truth is 15% less funny outside of the U.S.

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Not surprisingly, South Park: The Stick of Truth has run afoul of censorship standards in various territories. The foul-mouthed roleplaying game from Obsidian features an abortion mini-game and scenes of characters being probed anally which have been cut from the game in some countries. revealed that documentation accompanying review copies of The Stick of Truth explains the changes to the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) version of the game.

“Seven scenes of about 20 seconds each are censored in the EMEA console versions of South Park: The Stick of Truth. The decision to cut this content from the game was made by Ubisoft EMEA.”

According to Player Attack, the EMEA changes are similar to the censorship demanded by the Australian Classification Board in December of last year. South Park: The Stick of Truth launches on March 4th for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.