Even though E3 is right around the corner Ubisoft and South Park Digital Studios couldn’t wait to announce the release date for the anticipated sequel to humorous RPG South Park: The Stick of Truth. This time around the South Park team is giving their satirical video game treatment to the superhero genre with South Park: The Fractured but Whole releasing on October 17, 2017. Originally the game was expected in December 2016 but come September it needed to be pushed back to 2017 and now we have an official release date.
In South Park: The Fractured But Whole the quiet little mountain town is seeing a rise in criminal activity. A local group of elementary schoolers take the opportunity to take to the streets and use their unique abilities. Calling themselves Coon & Friends lead by Eric Cartman’s alter ego The Coon, they must save the town and establish themselves as the best superhero franchise ever.
Players will reprise their role as the “New Kid” from The Stick of Truth as they use their powers of flatulation to fit in with the gang and right wrongs. No superhero is complete without an origin story and a way cool costume. Players will discover their own unique super identity as they explore the town.
Fractured but Whole will feature a class-based hero system that players can learn various fart-based powers from. A new turn-based combat system has been implemented since the first game including the ability to master time and space. The looting and crafting system has also been reworked so that players can craft their own helpful equipment.
Four editions of the game will be available to purchase: Standard, Gold, Steelbook Gold and a Collector’s edition. Regardless of the edition you get, every purchase of The Fractured but Whole before January 31, 2018, will come with a gift copy of South Park: Stick of Truth. If you pre-order the game you’ll get a special in-game assistant, Towelie: Your Gaming Bud. Towelie will provide useful and humorous commentary at key locations as you play the game.
South Park: Fractured but Whole will release on October 17, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. You can preorder it