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.