The delayed release of South Park: The Stick of Truth – the game promised by the series’ creators to be the one fans have long been hoping for – meant that those hoping to one day step into the world of South Park would have to wait a bit longer than expected. The reason? So that Ubisoft and Obsidian could make it as good as they knew it could be. Bittersweet, to say the least.
To help soften the blow of the delay (into March, 2014) the developers released a lengthy gameplay video, and tonight, unveiled yet another look at the world of The Stick of Truth at the VGX 2013 awards show.
The new footage seems to detail the tutorial stages of The Stick of Truth, blending the learning of basic magic attacks with more of the TV show’s signature humor. And while the core gameplay may be turn-based combat, it looks like the attacks may require more than simple button-presses.
We were as surprised as anyone to find that playing through The Stick of Truth actually does look just like watching an episode of the series. Pair that kind of adaptation with Parker and Stone’s history with gaming, and fans have plenty to look forward to. And the fact that they delivered the last word on the Xbox One/PS4 rivalry promises some serious commentary on modern gaming (even if it might be hitting a bit close to home).
We’ll keep you posted as more information is released, but for now, stay tuned for more news on the trailers and announcements coming from VGX 2013 here.
South Park: The Stick of Truth will release March 4, 2014 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
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