After THQ declared bankruptcy and was subsequently forced to auction of all of their relevant IPs, in-development titles, and studios, talk instantly jumped to delays. With a changing of the guard taking place across the board, most figured many of the games that were on track for 2013 would slip to 2014.

Luckily, one by one the publishers now in control of these titles — like Saints Row 4 and Metro: Last Light for example — have come out to assuage fan fears. Now throwing it’s soothing touch into the air is Ubisoft, who have today confirmed South Park: The Stick of Truth is still targeting a 2013 release.

First teased at last year’s E3, South Park: The Stick of Truth is developer Obsidian Entertainment’s take on Comedy Central’s popular animated TV series. Of course, it wouldn’t be an Obsidian game without some RPG trappings – hence the classic turn-based action.

South Park: Stick of Truth was actually in development at Obsidian well before THQ came on as a publisher. At first, some assumed South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone could simply find a new publisher after THQ went under, but apparently the situation was a little more complicated.

Luckily, the game has found a home, and should hopefully hit store shelves later this year. It’s been an interesting couple of months since the THQ auction — seeing how various properties and developers have found new homes — and it seems most of those developers are picking up right where they left off.

While we have no clear indication as to when the game might release, we suspect based on the fact this is a current-gen game, that Ubisoft is targeting sometime before the PS4 and the next Xbox hit.

Are you happy to hear that South Park: Stick of Truth is still on track for a 2013 release? How does this game rank among the other triple-A titles releasing this Fall?

South Park: The Stick of Truth is still scheduled for a 2013 release on the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

Source: Video Gamer