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By Toast21-04-2014

For those of you out there that might not be familiar with game censorship, usually, some unlucky countries in certain continents get the short end of the stick with big releases being censored for rather bizarre reasons. Take for example Saints Row IV’s  Australia controversy, which shocked some at the time for being randomly targeted for such trivial reasons. Although nowhere in the west gets it as bad as Germany and Austria, many games have succumbed to heavy censorship due to violence of Nazi references or influences.

Now word is getting out that Wofenstein: The New Order is no exception in this case with the name change from ‘Nazis’ to ‘The Regime’. Of course, swastikas are banned in Germany, apart from when involved for religious reasons, but we’ll not get into that. Why am I bringing this unsurprising piece of news to you all? It turns out that Gameware is reporting that anything but the US version may be censored. The UK version certainly is.

So what does this mean exactly? Are we getting the same version as our German peers? The answer remains unclear, but this wouldn’t be the first time that a game getting released isn’t censored everywhere else apart from the USA. South Park: The Stick of Truth was almost an example when it was censored everywhere else in Europe apart from the UK for consoles. Either way, Bethesda will need to clear the air on this subject, rather sooner than later.

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I want beth to confirm it. I can't believe this is true.

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While I see the reasoning behind it, it is still stupid in this modern day.

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No, South Park was only censored on consoles. Not on the PC.