Ubisoft releases the reveal trailer for their upcoming mobile phone game, South Park: Phone Destroyer. For the past 20 years, Trey Parker and Matt Stone's creation, South Park, has been a consistent mouthpiece for irreverent satire, raunchy humor, and social commentary. The animated program has aired on Comedy Central since 1997 and every year the show's writers have continually pushed the boundaries of what is acceptable in animation and on the airwaves. Since that time, South Park has become a phenomenon and naturally has begun to pop up in multimedia in a variety of places.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, is currently raging at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The yearly event is the "Comic Con" for video gamers, where new titles are revealed and surprises are discovered. It's a rare time when the industry shares its latest developments with its most inspired fans and in return grant early sneak peeks to the newest cutting edge video games. Fans of the South Park franchise have gotten a ton of good news today as a result and it seems that there is yet another reason to spend time in the colorful Colorado town.
After revealing a new trailer for the upcoming South Park console game, Ubisoft dropped a new sizzle reel for a new mobile game, South Park: Phone Destroyer. It follows Cartman, Stan, Kenny, and the rest of the cast of the show, in a role playing game designed specifically for your smartphone. The trailer cleverly points out the multiple uses for your mobile device, before stating the case for why you should be using it to play Phone Destroyer. The brief clip gives viewers a look at the gaming experience, while highlighting the game play and the "adult" humor that you would expect from Parker and Stone, as well as confirming that game will be made available this calendar year.
It's been an eventful E3, as there have been several significant announcements and reveals for upcoming video games. Earlier, a sequel to the wildly popular RPG South Park: The Stick of Truth was featured at the convention along with a reveal trailer for the new game, South Park: The Fractured But Whole. The Stick of Truth was a smash hit with both gamers and critics, as Parker, Stone, and Ubisoft, designed a game that played like a classic role playing game, yet had the feel and authenticity of an actual episode of the show. It seems that Phone Destroyer will continue to build on that formula, albeit with a mobile spin.
South Park: Phone Destroyer appears to be a turn-based RPG with all the expected class systems and strategy that come with the genre's territory, while attempting to maximize the design capabilities of smartphones. We should also expect the game to give a healthy dose of social commentary on society's newfound dependence on handheld technology, that should be both poignant and provide numerous laughs. Fortunately, we won't have to wait long to download the app and take South Park on the road.
South Park: Phone Destroyer will be available on the Apple App Store and Google Play later in 2017.