South Park: The Stick of Truth delayed in Germany & Austria due to unremoved swastikas

By Dave Cook
5 March 2014 09:12 GMT

South Park: The Stick of Truth publisher Ubisoft told VG247 last week that the German and Austrian editions of the game would have Nazi swastika symbols edited out, in accordance with both nation’s law. However, an update on the game’s Steam hub suggests this isn’t the case.

It follows my final South Park: The Stick of Truth impressions, our review round-up and Sam’s video of Europe’s deleted scenes.

Responding to a reader tip on the matter, RPS reports that the German Steam page for the title now bears the following message:

“Notice: We’re sorry to inform you that we are unable to deliver your pre-ordered version of South Park: The Stick of Truth on March 6th as initially planned. The German and Austrian version of South Park: The Stick of Truth contains an unconstitutional symbol which means that we are unfortunately not able to release the game on the German and Austrian market at this time.

This concerns all versions/platforms of the game. There is no need to amend or cancel your pre-order. A new release date of South Park: The Stick of Truth for the German and Austrian market will be announced shortly, and we will ensure that your order is delivered to coincide with this new date.

We are extremely sorry for the additional waiting time, and thank you for your understanding.”

The game launches this Friday in the UK and other territories. We’ve contacted Ubisoft for further updates on the matter above.

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