Ubisoft finally announced the South Park: Fractured But Whole release date it was postponed a number of times in the past. Fans were previously concerned about the status of the new game since the developer previously announced that its launch will be delayed without giving any definite date as to when it might be out.
But after months of uncertainty and anxious waiting, developer Ubisoft has finally revealed when the new South Park game is coming out. It would still be a long wait though as the new game will not be available for almost 5 months yet. According to MTV, the new South Park: Fractured But Whole release date is slated this coming October 17, 2017.
The upcoming game is a sequel to the South Park: The Stick Of Truth game which was released in 2014. The previous game was a collaborative effort by developer Obsidian Entertainment and South Park Digital Studios. It was published by Ubisoft which later acquired the rights to the game in late 2013 when the original publisher, THQ, filed for bankruptcy.
So what can one expect from the new South Park game? Those already familiar with The Stick of Truth game should feel right at home in the new game. It was revealed that the setting for the Fractured but Whole takes place after the events of its predecessor.
The Fractured but Whole gameplay basically follows the same style as that seen in The Stick of Truth. In the new role-playing title from Ubisoft, players will once again be able to control the New Kid just like in the previous game. The major addition in the upcoming RPG title will be the gender option. Yes, players will now be able to assign the gender of their avatars.
The new game will likewise be set in the fictional South Park town somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. As the New Kid, players will be invited to join a vigilante group. However, there will probably be two groups of superheroes to choose from. Apparently, the boys are now split into two groups because of Cartman’s planned film franchise.
One group, those who side with Carman, will become the group called Coon and Friends. On the other hand, the opposing team, those who want their own franchise, calls themselves the Freedom Pals.
While details are a bit sketchy at the moment, Ubisoft was kind enough to post a new South Park: Fractured But Whole trailer, which may be viewed below. Aside from the cool gameplay shown in the new trailer, the video also arrived with a brief description giving hints as to what the new game could offer.
“Evil is rising in the town of South Park,” Ubisoft’s video post begins. “A mysterious vigilante prowls the night defending the innocent using amazing fart powers.As the New Kid, become a superhero and unleash your vigilante justice on the enemies of South Park. Will your time-bending farts be enough to save the day?”
Steam is already accepting South Park: Fractured But Whole preorders on the game’s Steam page. MTV states that there are four editions of the game available – standard, gold, steelbook gold, and collector’s. However, only two editions are available for pre-orders at the moment, the standard and the higher priced gold edition with its season pass.
Pre-ordering either edition entitles players to receive Towelie, the Fractured but Whole game, and a free copy of The Stick of Truth. The game will available across multiple platforms such as Windows, Xbox One and PS 4.
Development of the new South Park game has been plagued by delays, according to a previous report by the Inquisitr. Ubisoft originally announced the Fractured But Whole release date last December 6, 2016, but the developer later announced for a first quarter 2017 target.
However, Ubisoft later revealed that a first quarter release is not attainable and postponed its release to a later date. But now that the October release has already been announced, fans are assured that New Kid’s time-bending farts will be ridding the world of evil later this year.
[Featured Image by Ubisoft]