Ubisoft unveils details regarding the sequel to the massively popular South Park: The Stick of Truth, presenting the upcoming South Park: The Fractured But Whole.
Ubisoft unveiled the sequel to the massively popular South Park: The Stick of Truth during their E3 2016 press conference, titled South Park: The Fractured But Whole. While the South Park sequel was officially revealed at E3 2015, Ubisoft has now given gamers their first details, and the game looks good. According to South Park co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the game will take place a day after the events of The Stick of Truth, as the main characters from the show have now transitioned from fantasy roleplaying to a super hero world instead.
The presentation demoed the beginning of the game as well, showing that gamers will be able to create their own characters with an emphasis on super powers. The demo displays the whole South Park crew in ridiculous hero garb, complete with painted bike helmets and tin foil hoods. Cartman narrates the player character's origin story, which features much of the same humor that characterized The Stick of Truth and made it such a compelling take on turn-based RPG combat.
Those looking for improvements to gameplay won't be disappointed either. They discussed combat space, which now allows players to move behind enemies or cover, adding a layer of strategy to the game's combat that simply wasn't there before. Obstacles will exist during combat that need to be navigated around or bypassed using hero powers, and area of effect damage will be present as well.
The game will also feature an upgrade to the farting technology that existed within Stick of Truth, as gamer's farts have now become so powerful that they can literally warp space and time so that they can retake their turn if things didn't go as planned. The panel also heavily hinted that The Fractured But Whole will feature Kanye West in part of the game, which could go a long way in making Kim Kardashian and Kanye West the first video game power couple of the current-gen console era.
Continuing the trend from other E3 presentations, Ubisoft's panel also announced that gamers can pre-order South Park: The Fractured But Whole and immediately get Stick of Truth for free alongside it. Those uninterested in replaying Stick of Truth and just want a new game won't have to wait long, either - The Fractured But Whole will hit shelves in early December.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC on December 6, 2016.