With the latest iteration of the South Park RPG game series from Ubisoft being stricken by similar delays to the first entry, players were eagerly expecting news on the title at E3 2017. Ubisoft came through, dropping a new trailer for the game and upholding its updated release date: October 17th, 2017.
The trailer can be seen in its entirety below, and details the broken alliance in South Park: The Fractured But Whole between the two teams of superheroes of South Park. Like in South Park: The Stick of Truth, it appears that gamers can expect to have to face off in JRPG-style random battles against other kids from South Park Elementary. The kids do what they’re best at and utilize their imaginations to harness super powers and abilities, alongside some cameos from adults of note in the town. Players will be able to choose which team to join, which appear to be led by Cartman and Kenny, respectively. The major addition to this game is that girls will be more prominent in this iteration, with Wendy appearing as the hero ‘Callgirl’ and with a female playable character to choose from this time around.
The second entry to the South Park RPG series plays off of major superhero films like Captain America: Civil War, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice which pit former allies and good guys against each other. Unfortunately, South Park: The Fractured But Whole would have been far more relevant if it had released back in December of 2016, when it was originally slated to arrive. That release date would have put it hot on the heels of both the Marvel and DC Comics films, so the jokes would have been as timely as fans of South Park have expected the quick turnaround show to be. While that turned out to not be the case, the game will undoubtedly still be full of references to popular culture and recent events.
Fans of the South Park games have probably come to expect the titles to be severely delayed by this point. If the finished product is as solid as South Park: The Stick of Truth was, chances are gamers will quickly get past how long it took to arrive once they get their hands on it.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole is slated to release on October 17th for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.