With South Park: The Fractured But Whole‘s release date not too far off, Ubisoft has decided to pull back the curtain a little bit farther on the development of the forthcoming role-playing game so as to further edify fans about the title’s contents. As it so happens, the publisher and developer decided to release a new gameplay walkthrough during the week of gamescom 2017 that offers up looks at looting, crafting, and environmental puzzles.

As seen in the gameplay walkthrough trailer below for South Park: The Fractured But Whole, the footage provided is from the same demo that was available during E3 2017, but this time around the game director Jason Schroeder and associate producer Kimberly Weigend provide commentary for what occurs during the clip. The two provide additional context and color for all of the actions executed during the walkthrough.

When the video above starts off, South Park: The Fractured But Whole‘s heroes need to find a specific dancer in the Peppermint Hippo, which will require both of them to gain access to the DJ booth. Since the DJ is thirsty for a gin and tonic, they figure out that in order to drive him from his work station, a fart-based cocktail will need to be found or created, forcing the disc jockey run to the bathroom in disgust and freeing up the booth in the process.

As Scott and the new kid explore the Peppermint Hippo, they come across a variety of different items that can be combined, with Schroeder noting that crafting items will earn crafting points that lets one create better items in greater quantities. Plus, it’s neat to see the characters interacting with the environment by affecting scenes, breaking objects, or just simply moving them so as to gain access to new areas and obtain fresh gear and quest items.

All things considered, while the gameplay for South Park: The Fractured But Whole looks to be a significant leap from The Stick of Truth, fans can at least expect the humor to remain the same, if not be even more brazen this time around, especially since the show’s creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are deeply involved in the forthcoming title’s production. So, with any luck, one can only hope that what is easily one of the most anticipated games of 2017 will deliver the goods upon day one.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole is set to release on October 17, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Source: Ubisoft US – YouTube