Having made a living from spoofing… well absolutely everything, Matt Stone and Trey Parker (the creators of South Park) gave South Park: The Stick of Truth the E3 announcement it deserves. Following up on some rather lackluster performances, the duo began by mocking Microsoft‘s clear push to get every device you own attached to the Xbox and then went into some minor details of the upcoming RPG following the rather animated trailer.
Playing as yourself, or at least a South Park-ified version of yourself, or any other character you wish to create, you will embark upon an epic quest to become cool. In this case cool means being ingratiated into the famous foursome through role playing a fantasy based game filled with death, destruction and of course the rather crass cast themselves. The game looked just like the cartoon series, and Matt and Trey revealed that they have been working closely with Obsidian for the last two years in order to achieve this. The aesthetic may not have been a problem for the team but the geography was as the series creators, who have never had to map out the town before, admitted that they finally had to address just where all of the notable landmarks where in relation to one another.
The game will be released on March 5, 2013. Stick with us for more news on both South Park: The Stick of Truth, and E3 itself.
Read on for information regarding the game’s pre-order bonuses, Kinect voice integration and planned DLC, the latter of which will be released onto Xbox LIVE first. Plus, make sure to take a look at the new screenshots which were just released.
On March 5, Embark on Epic Quest To Become Cool in South Park: The Stick of Truth
Trailer, screens, pre-order specials, and new details galore.
From the perilous battlefields of the fourth-grade playground, a young hero will rise, destined to be South Park’s savior. From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, comes an epic quest to become… cool. Introducing South Park™: The Stick of Truth™, available on March 5, 2013 on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC.
But that’s not all!
Good Times With Weapons Pack
THQ is happy to offer exclusive weapons and costumes when you preorder South Park: The Stick of Truth. The Good Times With Weapons Pack, based on one of the most popular South Park episodes of all time, includes destructive items no fourth-grade martial artist should be without. With the Bulrog Chicken Attack, summon the devastating ninja powers of Bulrog and turn your feeble enemies into chickens! BLAM! “Nya-nya-nya-nya-na naa! Now you are a chicken!”
With Cartman’s Kick-Ass Sai, the ultimate weapon of destruction, penetrate even the most evil of villains! Harness the fiery sting of the Sai to slash and cut your way through South Park!
Rounding out the Good Times With Weapons Pack is the Samurai Costume. Show off your brute muscle with this bad-ass getup, complete with samurai headgear, a super-sweet cape, and the toughest cardboard armor this side of Takagawa. Suit up, and prepare to unleash the ultimate pwnage!
Mysterion Superhero Pack (Xbox 360 Exclusive)
THQ and Microsoft are proud to announce Xbox 360 exclusive pre-order items for South Park: The Stick of Truth: The Mysterion Superhero Pack. With your Superhero Costume, suit-up as the next South Park superhero! It’s the perfect disguise for fighting your mortal enemies and keeping South Park safe!
Also, harness the elusive power of Mysterion with the Mysterion Special Attack! South Park’s protector unleashes a deadly combination of stealth and firepower — your enemies won’t know what hit them!
Finally, slash the darkness with the diabolical switchblade, the Dagger of Cthulhu! It’s the same weapon used to stab and kill Mysterion in the twisted classic episode “Mysterion Rises.” And now… the fate of the Cult of Cthulhu lies in your hands!
South Park DLC on Xbox 360 First
The first three downloadable episode packs for South Park: The Stick of Truth will be available first on Xbox 360. These episodes are standalone adventures featuring their own stories, taking you to places in South Park you’ve never been before.
South Park: Better With KinectTM for Xbox 360
Taunt your enemies, and launch attacks with your voice. Finally, for the first time in South Park history, you can call Cartman a “fat ass,” and he’ll respond.