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South Park release date held back in Austria

South Park game held back due to 'unconstitutional symbols'

Austria will have to wait a little bit longer to get the new game South Park: The Stick of Truth after game publisher Ubisoft announces that it is holding back the release due to the game containing "an unconstitutional symbol".

The game was originally due to be released on 7 March and it is not known when it will now come out, although a new release date is expected shortly.

Published by Ubisoft, the game was developed by Obsidian Entertainment in collaboration with South Park Digital Studios and in the past Obsidian had already confirmed that they were removing the many swastikas that appeared in the game ahead of release for the German and Austrian markets, where it is illegal to display the symbol.

Although it has not been confirmed, it is likely that some of these symbols were missed in the deletion process, forcing the company to hold the game back until it can be properly updated.

In a message sent to game users Ubisoft apologised for the delay and said: "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 [the game] will be announced shortly and we will ensure that your order is delivered to coincide with this new date," the company stated.

South Park: The Stick of Truth is due to be released in other European countries on Friday.

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