Ubisoft releases a new trailer for South Park: The Fractured But Whole at Gamescom 2016, giving fans a new look at the game’s combat and “Civil War” superhero story.
So far, Ubisoft has had an impressive presence at this year’s gamescom event. Not only has the company detailed a new PvP mode for Watch Dogs 2, but it has also provided release dates for a number of its upcoming games, and revealed plenty of new info on its exciting new IP For Honor. To keep its gamescom momentum going, Ubisoft has also released a new trailer South Park: The Fractured But Whole.
This new trailer for South Park: The Fractured But Whole has some footage that should be familiar to fans following the game’s progress. While it’s true that some of the gamescom trailer is a repeat of The Fractured But Whole‘s E3 2016 trailer, it also offers a new glimpse at the game’s combat, and reveals some additional story details as well.
In terms of combat, the new trailer features a fight between the “New Kid” – the player character – and some burglars, with the signature South Park style of comedy at work. For example, one burglar doesn’t enter the fight until the New Kid disposes of his accomplices, as he was busy using the bathroom. We also see a brawl between two groups of kids in the middle of the street, but the kids have to pause the fight due to an incoming car.
The street brawl also offers a look at some fresh story details for South Park: The Fractured But Whole. The gamescom trailer reveals that good friends Tweek and Craig find themselves on opposite sides of the “Civil War” battle between the two superhero factions in the game. It’s probable that other friends will be pit against each other during the course of the game as well, and it will be interesting to see how that dynamic shapes the story.
Unfortunately, the gamescom trailer doesn’t show off some of new features that have been announced for South Park: The Fractured But Whole. It would have been nice to see some of that new content in the gamescom trailer, like the female playable character, but there’s still time between now and the game’s release for Ubisoft to rectify that with additional trailers and gameplay footage.
Some more on South Park: The Fractured But Whole could even come out of gamescom before the event wraps up on August 21st. Fans in attendance will be able to check out a special gameplay demo that uses a special fart-smelling device called Nosulus Rift, and perhaps new info will for the game will come to light based on those hands-on experiences.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be available on December 6th for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.