Ubisoft and South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone teamed up to bring South Park: The Fractured But Whole to Nintendo Switch earlier this year, but the game’s predecessor is not yet available on the hybrid console. Fortunately, that will soon be rectified! Ubisoft announced a digital release back in July, and today they’ve finally given us an update.
Switch owners can look forward to the first game in this series, South Park: The Stick of Truth, on Tuesday, September 25th. The game will launch on Nintendo Switch eShop for $29.99. At this time there are no announced plans for a physical release. Meanwhile, South Park: The Fractured But Whole remains available both in stores and online.
Nintendo Switch has seen an increase in third-party support in recent months thanks to the console’s stellar first year sales numbers. Ubisoft has previously published several of their titles on Switch, including South Park: The Fractured But Whole. It seems the latest South Park adventure was a hit on Switch, as Ubisoft has just announced plans to bring the first game in the series to Switch as well.
South Park: The Stick of Truth was well received back in 2014, but Ubisoft initially opted not to bring it to Switch, focusing instead on its sequel. That’s changing soon, as Ubisoft has included Stick of Truth for Switch in its most recent game release schedule. The schedule covers the period from July 1st – September 30th, which means Stick of Truth is coming to Switch sometime in the next month and a half.
If you were hoping to secure a physical copy at retail, we’ve got a little bad news on that front. Unfortunately, the game is listed in Ubisoft’s “Digital Only” section of their release schedule, so it looks like it will be an eShop exclusive. Sorry, collectors.
If you’re a Nintendo fan bummed out by the fact that the latest South Park adventure isn’t on your console of choice, turn that frown upside down! Tonight’s Nintendo Direct confirmed rumors that have been swirling through the industry in recent weeks with the announcement that South Park: The Fractured But Whole is officially coming to Nintendo Switch. You’ll be able to get your hands on this irreverent RPG on April 24th.
You can check out the announcement trailer by clicking above!
It took nearly two years of delays, but South Park: The Fractured But Whole finally launched last October. Since then, Ubisoft has continued to support the superhero adventure with DLC, including December’s Danger Deck update. Next up for the game is From Dusk Till Casa Bonita, and Ubisoft has just announced its release date along with a handful of new details and screenshots.
From Dusk Till Casa Bonita focuses on South Park’s hated Vamp Kids and introduces a new class: the Netherborn.
“Mysterion’s sister is in trouble. She’s fallen in with the Vamp Kids of South Park, who have descended upon Cartman’s favorite restaurant, Casa Bonita. Visit the famous family eatery and explore Black Bart’s Cave, watch the cliff divers, taste the magic of Mexico and defeat the brood of Vampires.
“Fight darkness with darkness and embrace the new Netherborn class, which features four new occult powers. Dress the part in new Goth costumes and gain some sweet loot. Enter the battle alongside Henrietta, the Goth: a powerful support Witch, and bring your new powers and buddy to the rest of your superhero adventure.”
This latest DLC pack hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 20th with a price tag of $11.99. In the meantime, you can check out a gallery of screenshots below.
We’d be surprised if South Park: The Fractured But Whole didn’t get an ESRB M for Mature rating. Its name alone is a joke about buttholes, and it’s a South Park game. It’s a no-brainer, and it’s certainly not news. However, the way they described the reasoning behind the rating is worth sharing. With extreme detail, the rating describes just how explicit and crazy this game can get.
For starters, the description you’ll see on the box is pretty general and just about what you’d expect. The game received its M rating for “Blood and Gore, Mature Humor, Nudity, Sexual Content, Strong Language, Use of Drugs, and Violence,” but you can imagine that it only scrapes the surface as to what the new South Park RPG has to offer.
The ESRB’s synopsis on the game starts off with a simple explanation on the game’s story and gameplay, but it quickly gets down and dirty. Here’s what it has to say:
“Blood-splatter effects occur often, and cutscenes occasionally depict “cartoony” dismemberment or decapitation. The game includes several instances of mature humor, racial humor, and sexual material: characters are depicted urinating and defecating; one extended sequence (in a strip club) depicts a character performing a lap dance while emitting flatulence; one scene depicts a towel character performing an obscured sex act on a man in an alley; another scene shows a man watching security monitors and repeatedly reaching for lubrication behind his desk—all sequences are depicted in a cartoony and over-the-top manner. Characters are sometimes depicted nude (e.g,, breasts, buttocks, male genitalia). During the course of the game, players can observe characters snorting lines of cocaine, and in one level, players must complete a quest to bring a marijuana prescription to a character. The words “f**k,” “c*nt,” and “sh*t,” and racial epithets (e.g., “n**ga,” “sp*ok”) are heard in the dialogue.” — South Park: The Fractured But Whole’s ESRB Synopsis
Are you entertained by the rating? Will you be picking up a copy of this game for its over the top and racy content or for its refined RPG elements? Hit the comments to let us know what you think!
The creators of South Park just unveiled South Park: Phone Destroyer, an all-new game coming to mobile devices. Although we still don’t know much about the game, we do know that Phone Destroyer will allow players to interact with each other and play all kinds of games. The main game is based on the concept of the children’s game “Cowboys and Indians,” but with tons of other types of characters, like angels, aliens, and more. Like its predecessors, it seems that Phone Destroyer will be some kind of RPG.
You can watch the first trailer for South Park: Phone Destroyer above!
South Park: Phone Destroyer launches on mobile devices sometime in 2017.
After the commercial and critical success of South Park: The Stick of Truth, creators, voice actors, broadway stars, and now game developers Trey Parker and Matt Stone were committed to making another South Park video game. With the announcement, and subsequent delays of South Park: The Fractured But Whole, it seems like they’re fulfilling their promise by confirming the game’s release date of October 18th. Ubisoft showed off a brand new trailer for their new, crudely named video game at Ubisoft’s 2017 E3 conference.
Check out the trailer above!
What are your thoughts on South Park: The Fractured But Whole? Slide down to the comments to give us your thoughts!
One of my favorite RPGs in the past decade is hands-down South Park: The Stick of Truth. I was sure shocked to find out it was getting a sequel, then later filled with disappointment as I learned of numerous delays, pushing it back until sometime this fiscal year. Luckily, fans like myself won’t have to wait too much longer, as Ubisoft announced today that South Park: The Fractured But Whole is launching this October!
The Fractured But Whole will launch with four different editions: Standard, Gold, Steelbook Gold, and Collector’s. Pre-purchasing any of these editions will unlock Towelie: Your Gaming Bud as an in-game assistant. Towlie will offer advice and commentary at key locations throughout your journey. Furthermore, you will get a free copy of The Stick of Truth with any purchase of The Fractured But Whole. Preordering the game will grant you immediate access to the prequel, though regardless of when you purchase it, this offer ends on January 31st, 2018.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole focuses on series superhero gang Coon and Friends as they attempt to save the town of South Park from crime. As Ubisoft’s press release describes it:
“With crime on the rise in South Park, the streets have never been more dangerous. As the sun sets on the quiet Colorado town, havoc and chaos unleash a reign of terror and the seedy underbelly of the city comes alive. The town needs new heroes to rise! Eric Cartman seizes the opportunity to save the town and create the best superhero franchise ever, his own Coon & Friends with himself as the leader, The Coon.
“Every superhero has an origin, and Coon & Friends are no different. Continuing in their role as the New Kid, players will discover their backstory, assemble their unique costumes, and harness their fart-based powers from numerous hero classes to create their own original hero. An all-new combat system offers unique opportunities to master space and time while on the battlefield, and a revamped looting and crafting system gives players the freedom to craft their own equipment to aid them in battle.”
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC when it launches worldwide on October 17th.
Ubisoft made a big splash with South Park: The Stick of Truth back in 2014, and fans have eagerly been awaiting its sequel for quite some time now. South Park: The Fractured But Whole was originally intended to launch on December 6th, 2016, but Ubisoft announced a delay back in September, as the development team needed more time to polish it up. Ubisoft hasn’t given us an official release date since the delay, but one may have just leaked thanks to Microsoft.
The official Xbox Live Rewards page was recently updated with new games, and that page claims that The Fractured But Whole will launch on March 30th. That could very well just be a placeholder date, but there’s some reason to believe it’s not. The same page also briefly claimed that Mass Effect: Andromeda will launch on March 31st, and when people started to take notice of this fact, Microsoft changed it to say “Coming soon” instead. However, they did not change the listing for South Park, as it still says “Release Date: March 30.” We’ll be on the lookout for an official announcement soon.
Back in September, Ubisoft announced that South Park: The Fracture But Whole was going to be pushed back to Q1 of 2017. According to Ubisoft, the delay was “to make sure the game experience meets the high expectations of fans.” While Q1 of 2017 isn’t too far away, you can hold over the wait with some brand new collectible figurines! In order to remain faithful to the series, Ubisoft teamed with up South Park Studios in order for the figurines to be as close to the real as possible. The Coon, Professor Chaos, and Mysterion all come in 3″ figures and cost $14.99 each. There is also a 6″ version of Mysterion, which goes for $49.99.
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone teamed up with Ubisoft for the 2014 hit South Park: The Stick of Truth, and a sequel was announced at last year’s E3. South Park: The Fractured But Whole was originally planned to launch yesterday, but Ubisoft delayed the game to 2017 back in September, and we’ve heard little since then. Ubisoft finally decided to show the upcoming game a little love today with a new story trailer titled “The Conspiracy,” and you can check it out by clicking above. Unfortunately, there’s still no concrete release date.
The ever-popular South Park franchise made a big splash in the games industry with South Park: The Stick of Truth back in 2014, and Ubisoft is capitalizing on that success with a sequel. South Park: The Fractured But Whole was slated to release on December 6th, but the superhero RPG has unfortunately been delayed. In a very brief blog post, Ubisoft announced that the highly-anticipated game has been delayed to the first quarter of 2017. Ubisoft opted for the delay “to make sure the game experience meets the high expectations of fans.” Hopefully it’s worth the wait!
South Park: The Stick of Truth was a big hit back in 2014, and South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are following it up with a sequel later this year. South Park: The Fractured But Whole features many of the RPG elements from its predecessor, but it adds in more strategy and trades out wizards and knights for superheroes.
During a livestream event at PAX West, the first ten minutes of The Fractured But Whole were on display. There’s a pooping mini-game (of course), a tour of the Coon and Friends headquarters, and a look at some of the superhero customization options available in the game. The livestream also demonstrates the recently-announced Nosulus Rift—a device that makes you smell farts when a character farts in the game. You can check it all out by clicking above.
South Park has always been known for pushing the boundaries, and they’re looking to do the same with their new game, The Fractured But Whole. This past week, the team at Ubisoft unveiled a new peripheral dubbed the “Nosulus Rift,” which fills your nose with fart smells whenever your in-game character passes gas. Its name is an obvious reference to the Oculus Rift, and the team at Oculus VR isn’t taking that as an insult—in fact, Oculus head of studios Jason Rubin calls it “a moment of absolute pride.”
“[Matt Stone and Trey Parker] are some of the funniest human beings on the planet and very deserving of their accolades. Having Matt and Trey take on Oculus says we’ve made it. It is absolutely a moment of pride for Oculus.
“[…] Those guys are amazing. It’s a moment of pride. More power to them. Ubisoft is a big supporter of VR, so the joke is on all of us and we all share in that.” — Jason Rubin
Before joining Oculus, Rubin actually worked on the original South Park game, The Stick of Truth, as CEO of the now-closed THQ. He obviously respects Stone and Parker greatly, saying that producing their first game was “one of the greatest moments” of his career.
What do you think of the Nosulus Rift? Will you be getting one alongside South Park: The Fractured But Whole, or is that one peripheral you can do without? Give us your thoughts in the comments!
With the all-powerful Stick of Truth gone, a new crisis has fallen over the quiet little redneck mountain town of South Park, as Cartman’s plans for a multi-movie superhero franchise fall apart and cause Coon & Friends to splinter. Such is the story for Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s South Park: The Fractured But Whole as the New Kid finds himself in the middle of a civil war brewing between the boys.
Gamescom is currently in full swing, and Ubisoft has a new trailer for the game that shows more of the intense drama in the battles between The Coon’s league of justice and Mysterion’s group of avengers. Check it out above!
South Park: The Fractured But Whole launches on December 6th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Pre-purchasing the game will also immediately net players with South Park: The Stick of Truth for free if they don’t already own it. You can read our thoughts on the original game in our review!
Masochists, rejoice! In a fittingly ridiculous and ostensibly meaningless move, Ubisoft has unveiled their own product for the gaming headset market: the “Nosulus Rift.” The device functions differently than competitors like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The Nosulus only covers the player’s nose and is only compatible with the upcoming South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Whenever players fart in the game, the Nosculis funnels a flatulence-like gas into the mask, thereby allowing players to experience their playthrough through smell, not just sight and sound. It’s like you’re really in the game!
A few Gamescom attendees can try out the Nosulus for themselves at the convention. The device won’t be available for the wide public as it has been developed as an exclusive experience during events. This industry is changing every day, and the Nosulus is another pioneering achievement for the medium.
South Park: The Stick of Truth was a big success back in 2014, and South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have teamed up with Ubisoft once again for a sequel. South Park: The Fractured But Whole features many of the RPG elements from its predecessor, but adds in more strategy and trades out wizards and knights for superheroes.
The official PlayStation YouTube channel has released a new behind the scenes video for the game, giving us a look at the development process. Near the end, Parker and Stone reveal that they had originally intended to call the game “South Park: The Butthole of Time,” but they were told that retailers wouldn’t advertise a game with “butthole” in the title. Trey Parker was determined to keep the word in somehow, and “Fractured But Whole” was settled on as a replacement. You can check out the video by clicking above!
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will let you play as a female avatar, according to Matt Stone, the co-creator of the South Park television series. Some aspects of the game will be changed for female players, and certain characters will react to you in different ways because of your gender. The last South Park RPG, South Park: The Stick of Truth, never gave players the option to play as a girl, because the main character being male was a actually an important plot point, due to the existence of a faction named “The Girls” in the game’s world. However, this is being changed for The Fractured But Whole.
Late in the development cycle of The Stick of Truth, some people in the team brought up the idea of giving players the option to play as female avatars. However, “The Girls” faction was already a central part of the game by then, and it would take some serious restructuring to allow gender options, so the team simply decided to leave it out. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Matt Stone explained why the original game never had gender options, and announced that this would be changed in South Park: The Fractured But Whole.
“In Stick of Truth we got halfway through the game, and we had narratively come up with the big Girls’ Quest halfway through it. [The Girls] were a faction in the fantasy world. And then someone’s like, “What if you want to be a girl?” Narratively, it didn’t work. We’d have to sh– can the whole game. So we just left it the way it was. This time, we obviously wanted to add that.” — Matt Stone
When making The Fractured But Whole, Ubisoft decided early on that the game would let players choose their gender. However, this still presented some problems, as female characters in the existing South Park universe simply weren’t treated equally to male characters. It wouldn’t make sense to have some of the secondary characters, a group of wandering boys, treat a girl in the same way that they would treat another boy. Because of this, Ubisoft changed some in-game events for people playing as women, making the experience of using a female character slightly different to that of using a male character. Matt Stone explains this during the interview, and he compares the game to The Division, a Ubisoft title that handles gender options rather differently. His comments can be read below:
“But the boys are little boys, because it’s really a story about little boys running around. So they don’t care about [your character being a girl]? That seems weird. They always seemed to care about it in the show. Are they dumb about it, and they don’t know? So you’re in hiding? Or do they totally care about that, and totally treat you differently? So we ended up doing those things differently for different characters.
“It actually turned out to be quite a bit more work. I’m also playing The Division – I’m not just saying that because it’s Ubisoft. I made the character look like my wife, just because I thought that was funny, running around New York shooting people looking like my wife. But the game doesn’t treat you that differently. The guys still shoot you. The game doesn’t really react that much differently. That’s cool for that kind of game. It’s been a funny journey to go through, introducing something that we thought would just be a cool feature. You’re a girl! But now they’re going to treat you different.” — Matt Stone
The exact differences that will arise from playing as a woman were not specified. Presumably, the only noticeable differences to playing as a girl in The Fractured But Whole will be found in the game’s dialogue, and gender won’t affect other areas of the game.
The rest of Entertainment Weekly’s interview with Matt Stone is available here.
What do you guys think? Was this the right decision on Ubisoft’s part, or should they have incorporated little to no differences between male and female avatars? Let us know in the comments below!
During Ubisoft’s E3 press conference, the publisher released a new trailer and gameplay clip from South Park: The Fractured But Whole and revealed that it will launch on December 6th. Writers Matt Stone and Trey Parker also took to the stage to offer some new information on the game, announcing that it takes place after the original, Stick of Truth. The boys stop playing a fantasy game and instead switch to superheroes, leaving the protagonist, Butthole, as a newbie once again. The boys’ superhero alter-egos of Coon and Friends are the central characters, with other fan favorites such as PC Principal making an appearance.
Naturally, the game is full of South Park brand humor, with one questline revolving around a gay fish, and the opening of the game involving the main character walking in on his mom and dad in the bedroom. Even with all the silliness, however, the team has been hard at work improving the gameplay too. The combat is promised to be much better than The Stick of Truth and contains new mechanics, such as tactical positioning, the ability to pull and push enemies, knock around characters and objects, and, naturally, use farts to rip holes in the fabric of time.
Stone and Parker also announced that anyone who purchases the game on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or Steam will get a free copy of South Park: The Stick of Truth immediately.
Last month, an unreleased South Park game was discovered on an Xbox dev kit. The game wasn’t finished, but it featured a large, open world and gameplay mechanics that were very similar to The Simpsons: Hit & Run. Since then, Liam Robertson, or Tamaki, of Unseen64 has done some digging, and he’s uncovered lots of new information and footage.
A later demo of the game exists (it was also in development for PlayStation 2, and it was planned for GameCube), and it features more puzzle-solving, story missions, Easter Eggs, and collectibles. The game featured lots of playable characters (including the four boys, Mr. Slave, Chef, and more), and it was the first ever attempt to map out the whole city of South Park. Unfortunately, the development team was inexperienced, deadlines couldn’t be met, and some of the staff had some big problems with the game’s producer, ultimately leading producer Ubisoft to ax the game. You can check out the full video breakdown of the project by clicking above.