2017’s nominee for raunchiest video game has finally received a launch date. Ubisoft has announced that South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be available on October 17, 2017, likely to the horror of parents who don’t know how to read an ESRB ratings box.
A sequel to 2014’s South Park: The Stick of Truth, the game will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC. And if you haven’t had a chance to play the first game, rejoice! Anyone who purchases South Park: The Fractured But Whole will receive its predecessor for free. Those who pre-order will receive an exclusive in-game assistant, Towelie: Your Gaming Bud. Towelie, a fan favorite character from the TV series, provides quips and advice to you at key locations throughout the game. (While high, I assume.)
Whereas The Stick of Truth parodied fantasy RPGs, The Fractured But Whole takes on the superhero genre. Playing once again as the New Kid, you join Eric Cartman (aka The Coon) and his heroic friends to save South Park from crime, tyranny, and – we can only hope – rampaging Mecha-Streisands.
You’ll get to customize your own backstory, costume, and unique fart-based power set to create an original hero. The combat system from the first game has been revamped, as has the looting and crafting system – even allowing you the freedom to craft your own equipment. You won’t be the hero South Park needs, but you’ll be the one it deserves.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole has been written, voiced, and directed by South Park’s creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who aren’t known for pulling their punches. If you’re in the least bit offended by scatological humor, dirty talk, and generally un-politically correct behavior, then you definitely shouldn’t watch the trailer below. Seriously, you’ve been warned.