Modified version of South Park: The Stick of Truth receives R18+ classification in Australia
South Park’s The Stick of Truth game has had a long and tumultuous journey on its way to release. Finally the boys from South Park are nearing the end of their latest quest onto our consoles, but alas they have struck one last hurdle; the game has been forced to ‘reroll’ some content in order to fit with the requirements of the Australian R18+ classification.
The Stick of Truth has been refused classification twice before, but the final submission set to hit our shores has been described by an Ubisoft spokesman as being only “slightly modified”. However thanks to the good folks over at Player Attack , the finer details of the objectionable mayhem we were denied has been revealed; after making their way through all four decision reports, they noted that the changes related to the:
- Depicted and implied sexual violence (in the form of alien anal probing)
- Offensive depiction of children under the age of 18 (in the form of the child characters being probed), and
- Depiction of violence and cruelty in an ‘interactive abortion clinic’ scene
The topic of alien anal probing was one that saw the Saints Row IV get into a world of trouble down under, with the game being forced to remove 20 minutes of gameplay in order to be approved.
If you’re interested in the sordid details of the cut content, head on over to the Player Attack website.
South Park: The Stick of Truth will be hitting Australian stores on March 6, for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC. In addition to the standard game, the Grand Wizard Edition is also still available, giving you in-game bonuses, a hand-drawn map and Cartman figurine. And for those super keen on uncut content, it is worth noting that our New Zealand friends have approved the unmodified version of the game for an R16+ classification.
Either way, if this game is your kind of scene then get ready to put on your wizard hat and robe…