Gamers who have been eagerly anticipating the announcement of an official release date for South Park: The Fractured But Whole franchise tie-in RPG (from developer/publisher Ubisoft and South Park Digital Studios) will be happy to discover that the upcoming video game finally has an official release date. Serving as the sequel to the best-selling 2014 release South Park: The Stick of Truth, the latest creative venture in the world of video games from series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone is all set to take fans on a wild South Park superhero fueled ride, starring none other than The Coon himself.
Slated to include supporting turns from several well known side-characters from the television series' infamous skewering of the superhero genre (in the form of the Eric Cartman-led Coon & Friends vigilante venture), South Park: The Fractured But Whole is sure to please fans of the eponymous show's decidedly sophomoric bent. Sporting a title that is an obvious double entendre, fans of The Stick of Truth will definitely want to mark their calendars for the recently announced official release date of its immediate sequel.
Per an official press release, Ubisoft and South Park Digital Studios have announced that South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be made available to purchase for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC starting October 17, 2017 across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Expected to be produced in four specific editions - including Standard, Gold, Steelbook Gold, and Collector’s Editions - anyone who pre-purchases the game will receive a copy of The Stick of Truth free of charge, with select vendors offering the latter product immediately upon preorder.
Be sure to check out the official plot synopsis for South Park: The Fractured But Whole below:
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.
As an added bonus to all potential player who decide to preorder South Park: The Fractured But Whole, the addition of an in-game assistant in the form of the iconic mainstay character Towlie will also be included as add-on content to provide colorful commentary and helpful tips during gameplay. On that note, here's to for hoping for the very best when the game finally sees release later this Fall.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be made available to purchase for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC starting October 17, 2017.
Source: Ubisoft/South Park Digital Studios