Following the ever increasing trend of delaying games for more polish, Ubisoft has decided to hold off on releasing South Park: The Fractured But Whole *giggle* from December 9th until early 2017. They had this to say about the delay on their official blog:
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will now launch on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC, calendar Q1 2017. The development team wants to make sure the game experience meets the high expectations of fans and the additional time will help them achieve this goal.
So there you have it. It’s for the same reasons we’ve heard for almost every other delay this year.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole is the sequel to 2014’s The Stick of Truth. The game will follow you, reprising your role as the new kid, and picks up immediately where The Stick of Truth left off. This time, instead of pretending to be wizards and warriors, the kids of South Park will be cape adorned super heroes.
Fans of the show will instantly recognize the personas Cartman and his “friends” have adopted, as The Coon and Professor Chaos have had adventures on the show proper for quite sometime now.
The biggest changes coming to South Park: The Fractured But Whole are in the way the game plays. While The Stick of Truth played more like an adult version of a Paper Mario game with its timed attacks, its sequel is more like an SRPG. Positioning of your characters and the enemies matters, and most attacks have an area of effect.
Another huge difference is that this time around you will be able to play as a girl. Where as in The Stick of Truth the girls were an icky faction the boys wanted no part of.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone have a lot of pride for their creation and want South Park: The Fractured But Whole to be perfect. As do fans. The first game was an ode to all things South Park and hilarious to boot. Judging by the early trailers South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be funny for more than just the tongue in cheek name. Ubisoft has even developed next level technology for the game.
This is the Nosulus Rift. It was constructed exclusively for South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Taking VR to the next level, the Nosulus Rift brings the smells of the game world straight to your nostrils, and based on early test of this very real thing, the farts smell authentic.
Genius or gimmicky? We’ll have to wait to find out the answer when South Park: The Fractured But Whole release in the first quarter of 2017. Do any of you geeks plan on picking up this no doubt hilarious game? Let us know in the comments below.