After many delays, South Park: The Stick of Truth turned out to be one of the most highly praised games of 2014. Gamers were thrust into the true South Park experience from the beloved television series, creating the ultimate dream come true for fans. Regardless of its rocky development, Matt Stone and Trey Parker have reunited with Ubisoft San Francisco to announce Stick of Truth’s sequel, South Park: The Fractured but Whole.
During the Ubisoft presentation as you can see in the video above, a bunch of fun in-game cutscenes were shown with the boys running around trying to stop Butters aka Professor Chaos. Although that is just the baseline of the story, Stone and Parker announced that the story will still focus on the “new kid,” which is the player.
Bringing a more meta element into the game, Cartman promises The Fractured but Whole will be bigger and carry with it a better combat system. South Park Studios looks to build its already successful RPG platform deeper within the mythology of the show by integrating its superhero elements. South Park has revisited the Coon and friends story arc on a few occasions, delivering the origin of Kenny’s resurrection ability, and the themes and costumed characters have proved to be a hit.
I only hope we get to visit Mint Berry Crunch’s home planet of Kokujon or that we’ll see Cthulhu. Shablagoo!
Official plot synopsis for South Park: The Fractured but Whole courtesy of Ubisoft:
Players will once again assume the role of the New Kid, and join South Park favorites Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman in a new hilarious and outrageous adventure. This time, players will delve into the crime-ridden underbelly of South Park with Coon and Friends. This dedicated group of crime fighters was formed by Eric Cartman whose superhero alter-ego, The Coon, is half man, half raccoon. As the New Kid, players will join Mysterion, Toolshed, Human Kite, Mosquito, Mint Berry Crunch and a host of others to battle the forces of evil while Coon strives to make his team the most beloved superheroes in history.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, with a release date TBD.
Source: Ubisoft YouTube