Ubisoft releases a new story trailer for South Park: The Fractured But Whole that teases a mysterious ‘Coon Conspiracy’ involving a missing cat named Scrambles.
Tonight marks the season finale of South Park‘s historic 20th season, but that’s not the only thing for South Park fans to enjoy today. Perhaps to take advantage of the hype for the show’s season finale, Ubisoft has released a brand new trailer for the recently delayed South Park: The Fractured But Whole that teases a “Coon Conspiracy” and other story elements.
The new trailer for South Park: The Fractured But Whole reveals the reason why Cartman decided everyone should start playing superheroes instead of the medieval game they were playing in The Stick of Truth. Claiming to be “from the future,” Cartman approaches the neighborhood kids with a poster for a missing cat named Scrambles, whose return will net them a generous $100 reward. While it’s not explicitly stated, one has to imagine that the competition to find the cat first is what results in the “civil war” teased in previous trailers.
Cartman believes Scrambles the cat is part of a worldwide conspiracy, though further details on that particular storyline aren’t revealed in the trailer. Instead it shifts focus to the new kid, the player-controlled character whose superpowers revolve around his powerful farts. If the Nosulus Rift wasn’t sufficient evidence, the latest trailer definitively confirms that flatulence will continue to play a large role in The Fractured But Whole‘s story and gameplay.
The trailer also reveals a potential antagonist for players to contend with in the form of Butters. Like in the show, Butters has a supervillain persona named Professor Chaos that is the polar opposite of his usual kind demeanor. A brief clip in the trailer shows the kids storm Butters’ secret hideout at the South Park storage sheds, only for him to unleash a horde of hamsters at them. The hamsters aren’t very effective, but even so, their appearance could be the beginning of a boss fight encounter with Professor Chaos.
Besides these brief glimpses at what the plot will entail, the new trailer for South Park: The Fractured But Whole still leaves many questions unanswered. For example, we still don’t know how a female playable character will be introduced, especially since the divide between girls and boys was an explicit plot point in the first game. We’re also waiting to see more of how big of a role PC Principal, an important character in the last two seasons of the show, will play in The Fractured But Whole.
While some may have wished that Ubisoft revealed a bit more about what The Fractured But Whole has in store with the new story trailer, others may appreciate that it’s keeping a lot of the game under wraps. That way fans can go into the game with minimal spoilers, and enjoy the story for the many surprises it likely has in store.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be available in the first quarter of 2017 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.