Good news for South Park fans all over as the highly anticipated sequel to the successful The Stick of Truth has finally a release date.
The creators of South Park and Ubisoft joined in the celebration of games at E3 2016. They announced together that the new South Park game titled The Fractured But Whole will be available on December 6th.
In the new game, the town of South Park needs new heroes to rise as Eric Cartman seizes the opportunity to save the day. He can create the best superhero franchise ever, his own Coon & Friends with himself as the leader, The Coon.
Continuing in their role as the New Kid introduced in the last game, players will get to become a member of Coon & Friends. They fight for fame and their place beside the other kids.
The last game did really well with both critics and the audience. It managed great sales that ultimately set the wheels in motion for the sequel.
In North America, South Park: The Stick of Truth was the third best-selling physical game of March 2014. It was just behind Titanfall and Infamous Second Son.
During the first week of sales in the United Kingdom, it became the best-selling game on all available formats. In terms of boxed sales it wound up replacing Thief.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone creators of South Park recently sat down with EW for an interview. They talked about the initial process for the sequel.
Ubisoft said, “Let’s make another one.” We were like, “No, no. We should make a movie.” And we started talking: “If we did a game, what would it be? We have all this superhero sh–. It could be the next day.” If we did it, what would it be? What would we call it? We came up with the title The Fractured But Whole.
And we were like: “That’s such a sweet title, dude. We’ve gotta make this game. For nothing else than that we could walk around E3 and see The Fractured But Whole in huge flashing letters. Millions of dollars in The Fractured But Whole.
We certainly can’t wait for the release of the game as we hope that it manages to capture the magic and laughs of the last one.
In the meantime, South Park has already set a Season 20 premiere date for September 14, 2016. You can watch the full Fractured But Whole E3 trailer below.
The trailer of course hilariously spoofs the comic book movie frenzy of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As well as those of Warner Bros.’ more recent DC Comics Cinematic Universe.
“Marvel is making a black superhero movie!” argues Craig.
“Yeah, NOW!” sneers Cartman. “They waited YEARS to get to that! We follow THEIR plan, we do all the real people first, then we sneak the black guy in in Phase 3!”
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are heavily involved with the game’s production. They also appeared on stage at Ubisoft’s E3 briefing this week.
The pair had regular meetings with the developers at Ubisoft about the game’s story and direction, a developer told GameSpot.
In a series of videos during Ubisoft’s press conference, the team showed off different aspects of the game, including a new tactical combat system (with a grid!) and various interactive objects.
“South Park: The Fractured But Whole,” the sequel to 2014’s hit game “The Stick of Truth,” comes out December 6 in North America and Europe, Middle East and Asia for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows 10.