South Park: The Stick of Truth has been delayed across all versions and platforms in Germany and Austria due to its depiction of an "unconstitutional symbol," presumably a swastika.
"The German and Austrian version of South Park: The Stick of Truth contains a symbol of an unconstitutional organization, whereupon we stopped the distribution of the game and unfortunately will not be able to release it as initially planned on March 6, 2014 on the German and Austrian market. This concerns all versions/platforms of the game," a Ubisoft representative told GameSpot today.
"We are extremely sorry for the additional waiting time this will mean for the fans of the game. A new release date of South Park: The Stick of Truth for the German and Austrian market will be announced shortly," the representative added. "We invite customers who have preordered the game to liaise directly with their retailers, who will keep them updated on the new release date."
A Ubisoft representative said last week that all Nazi symbols were removed from South Park: The Stick of Truth "in accordance with German law." However, it appears some must have made it through.
South Park: The Stick of Truth launched in North America yesterday, March 4, for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. For more, check out what the critics are saying.
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