Well now, isn’t this a turn up for the books? South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Ubisoft’s second game set in Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s cartoon universe, finally has a release date (again), following several months of concerning radio silence. First announced at Ubisoft’s big presser at last year’s E3, audiences’ rapturous reception was only accentuated when a December release date in the same year was flashed across the screen at the end of its debt trailer, but things only went downhill from there.
The sequel to Stick of Truth ultimately slipped from its initial date to an unspecified Q1 2017 window, only to then suffer another blow back in February when Ubisoft once again confirmed that it had been pushed back once more. Three months on, it appears as if development is back on track, as a new trailer released today has provided a third – and hopefully final – release date of October 17 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Fingers crossed, eh?
A snippet of new gameplay, which features various residents of the titular town growing concerned over a “mysterious vigilante” prowling the streets, protecting innocents with “amazing fart power.” As the New Kid, you’ll be tapping into this new, gaseous power source, utilizing it to deliver justice to the towns enemies and protect its innocents. Sounds like South Park through and through, then. As an added bonus, all pre-orders of the mechanically retro-inspired RPG will unlock fan favorite character Towelie as an in-game assistant.
That’s a wrap for now, but you can expect a whole lot more info for South Park: The Fractured But Whole at Ubisoft’s E3 2017 conference, as well as potential announcements for new entries in the Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry series.