“South Park: The Stick of Truth” will be release in a short while, but some regulators said they will censor parts of the game.
The U.S. will receive the uncensored version for all platforms.
Scenes involving an abortion as well as other unsavory elements will by censored by countries in the EMEA region, which covers Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, according to Joystiq.
But Get Games said that “…Germany, Austria, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong & Taiwan” will receive the censored version.
In Germany, according to recent reports, all instances of Nazi swastikas and other symbols will be removed.
Earlier reports indicated that the U.K. would get the censored version, but Get Games has said otherwise, according to its Twitter account. “All other countries will receive uncensored versions,” it said.
In all, seven scenes will be removed from the comedy RPG from Obsidian.
The game will also be censored in Australia, which has strict regulations.
“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,” reads documentation sent out about the game, according to The Escapist.
The publisher said that “each censored scene is replaced by an image background and a description text selected by [South Park creators] Matt [Stone] & Trey [Parker].”
The censorship, reported the Escapist, also applies to the Xbox 360 and PS3 version, and the PC version will not be censored.
“South Park: The Stick of Truth” launches on the Xbox 360 and PS3 next week.