In a surprising turn, Ubisoft has shared a new trailer and revealed the release date for the long-delayed South Park: The Fractured But Whole, just a few weeks ahead of their E3 presentation June 12th.
If you were hoping to get a lot of foul-mouthed, flatulence-heavy entertainment from the new South Park video game, the new trailer, titled The Farting Vigilante, will more than satisfy. We were stifling a laugh within seconds of the video, which doesn’t bode well for our maturity level, but hopefully, you’ll be in the same boat when you watch for yourself:
“Evil is rising in the town of South Park. A mysterious vigilante prowls the night defending the innocent using amazing fart powers.
As the New Kid, become a super hero and unleash your vigilante justice on the enemies of South Park. Will your time-bending farts be enough to save the day?”
“Play South Park: The Fractured But Whole on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on OCTOBER 17.”
The Fractured But Whole expands on the RPG systems of its predecessor, The Stick of Truth, this time supplanting the high fantasy theme for a superhero aesthetic. The Coon and Friends arc of the show is one of the series’s best multi-episode storylines. Unfortunately, we don’t get a great picture of how the gameplay has changed or stayed the same compared to the last game, but the production quality is certainly there. Like The Stick of Truth, The Fractured But Whole looks visually identical to a full-on episode of South Park.
South Park: The Stick of Truth is a far more competent turn-based RPG than many expected, and while combat becomes a touch too repetitive by its end it’s still probably one of the best examples of a television series making the jump to the world of video games. That’s in no small part due to the contribution of co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone who evidently take the games as seriously as their other work.
Fall 2017 is a packed slot for video games, with Red Dead Redemption 2 and Destiny 2 just a couple of the blockbuster titles to launch around that time. Despite that, we’re still quietly setting aside $60 for our very own trip to Colorado’s most beloved mountain town.