A number of scenes have been cut from South Park: Stick of Truth to get the game a lower rating in Europe. According to a BT Games report citing a document given to the publication by publisher Ubisoft, at least seven 20-second scenes were removed from the European version of the game.
"Seven scenes of about 20 seconds each are censored in the EMEA [Europe, Middle East and Africa] console versions of South Park: The Stick of Truth," the statement reads. "The decision to cut this content from the game was made by Ubisoft EMEA."
The removed scenes include a mini-game involving a doctor giving a player an abortion, another mini-game in which the doctor performs an abortion on Stan Marsh's father Randy, and five scenes in which characters are 'actively' probed.
Last year Ubisoft confirmed that the Australian version of the game had also been censored.
The North American version of the game – as far as we know – contains the removed content.
South Park: The Stick Of Truth arrives on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on March 4 in North America, March 6 in Australia, and March 7 in Europe.