Ubisoft sets a new release date for South Park: The Fractured But Whole. The upcoming RPG once again follows The New Kid as they embark on a somewhat superhero-themed adventure.
Today, Ubisoft has confirmed that South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be released on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on October 17. The news follows a delay of the game that came earlier this year. That was not the first time the game had been delayed, either, as it was originally slated to be released in 2016. Understandably, many fans were concerned about the game's development and wondered if something had gone wrong.
In a press release, Ubisoft makes no mention of these other delays or the fan fears that South Park: The Fractured But Whole was stuck in development hell. Instead, the company notes that "crime [is] on the rise in South Park [and] the streets have never been more dangerous" and explains that the town needs new heroes to fight back against those who want to wreak havoc and chaos and "unleash a reign of terror." It will be up to Cartman, who establishes himself as the leader of the Coon & Friends superhero group to tackle "the seedy underbelly of the city."
Promising the return of The New Kid, who this time can be a female character, Ubisoft also teases a reveal of more backstory, unique costumes, and "fart-based powers from numerous hero classes to create their own original hero." South Park: The Fractured But Whole will also offer an "all-new combat system," it says, and fans can expected an improved loot mechanic and the ability to craft their own equipment.
Some of this gameplay can be seen above in the latest Fractured But Whole trailer called The Farting Vigilante, though fans are likely to catch another look at the game during the Ubisoft E3 2017 press conference. When the annual industry event kicks off next month, Ubisoft is expected to make several big announcements and reveals regarding its upcoming games, including the aforementioned South Park title, the next Assassin's Creed game, and highly anticipated series entries The Crew 2 and Far Cry 5. So fans should consider the new video as just a taste of what to come and should prepare to tune in to E3 for more information.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be released on October 17, 2017 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.