South Park: The Stick of Truth hit like a ton of bricks, turning out to be an awesome game despite a very troubled development. When South Park: The Fractured But Whole was announced, I was really excited to see more. At today’s Ubisoft press conference, Trey Parker and Matt Stone came out to give us a huge update as well as a hard release date for the game.
Where as the previous game was a fantasy roleplaying game, this is a superhero game, pulling lore from Marvel and DC’s universes. There’ll be 12 classes, of which a few were shown, including Brutalist and Speedster (think of characters like the Thing and Flash, respectively).
You, playing as The New Kid from the last game, will pick your class, after which Cartman will give you an appropriately inappropriate backstory. Hint: It involves coitus.
The turn based combat is back, but they’re changing things up. The two concepts influencing combat this time are time and space. You can move about the battlefield, using obstacles to your advantage, rearranging teammates and enemies into more advantageous positions. You can also rearrange the turn order. This should give a nice new flavor to the combat along with the shift to superhero powers instead of fantasy stuff.
The game is set to hit this winter, and is you pre-order, you’ll get access to The Stick of Truth as well. As for South Park: The Fractured But Whole, the game is set to release on December 6 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.