The South Park television series has been long-lived, now well into its 20th Season on Comedy Central. Being an equal opportunity satire, it has recently ridiculed everything from Star Wars retreads to 2016's heated Presidential election. But South Park has also evolved past its roots as a simple linear narrative and into the genre of open world video game RPGs. 2014's South Park: The Stick of Truth wasn't the first game based on the franchise, but was the first to benefit from the involvement of series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Despite some initial bugs and predictable RPG elements, the game's design and humorous scripting earned it a solid critical reception.
Naturally, a sequel was announced during 2015's E3, which will bring the kids of South Park back to the streets - this time to play as superheroes. South Park: The Fractured But Whole is set to feature an entirely revised combat system, which now emphasizes hero positioning and awards superpowered Ultimate attacks over time. Most importantly, "You have farts that stop time or something."
Ubisoft has recently released an all-new trailer for the game (see above) that features a few more hilarious beats of the kids fighting for the fate of
South Park The Universe!
The trailer plays up the game's superhero angle, highlighting the battle between Cartman's "Coon and Friends" and Professor Chaos. Also... something about a cat named Scrambles in trouble - presumably due to an international conspiracy. If the game is anything like The Stick of Truth, the initial superhero playtime is only a set up for far crazier plot elements to develop as the game proceeds.
Cartman's racially insensitive alter-ego first appeared on South Park in 2009, the year after The Dark Knight lit up cinema screens and Iron Man began the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The South Park superheroes have periodically appeared ever since, poking fun at the flourishing superhero genre. The announcement trailer for The Fractured But Whole doubled down on this with plenty of jokes about the convoluted hoop jumping involved in building a cinematic shared universe.
Are you excited for another chance to go on down to South Park and to have yourself a time? Let us know in the comments section, and stay tuned to Screen Rant for updates on South Park: The Fractured But Whole as they hit.
South Park: The Fractured but Whole releases for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Spring 2017.