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South Park: The Stick of Truth Preview

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Scheduled release date:

Q4 2013

Publisher:

Ubisoft

Developer:

Obsidian Entertainment

Number Of Players:

1

Genre:

Action/RPG

Release Date:

March 4, 2013

It’s long past time for “South Park” to have a definitive video game. We’ve been waiting patiently for South Park: The Stick of Truth, which has earned new life after Ubisoft purchased the dying THQ Montreal studio. The new publisher confirmed that Obsidian Entertainment’s latest will drop this holiday season, when it will be available for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. If you’re an avid fan of the iconic TV show, you’re probably anxious to learn more about the action/RPG that will undoubtedly deliver lots of laughs.

Players assume the role of “The New Kid” (aka Douchebag), an agent of destruction sent by Imperial Wizard Eric Cartman. You must infiltrate the fortified base of the elves and locate the legendary Stick of Truth before the guardians (Stan and Kyle) can stop them. The New Kid’s special ability is that he farts. That’s right, he farts long and loud and can fry his enemies to a crisp with a tremendous gaseous blast. He and his wingman, Butters, carve their way through hordes of fantastical baddies; The New Kid attacks with farted fireballs and even his own turds collected from the urinal. Burritos act as mana, if you’re wondering, and the rest is appropriately…foul.

However, there is a wee bit of thinking going on in this game. For instance, a fan can neutralize The New Kid’s smelly assault, and an Alien Anal Probe lets insidious Underwear Gnomes wreak all sorts of havoc south of the border. See, it’s still sick, but there’s a sick kind of strategy involved. The New Kid can make friends to increase his overall potency, for instance, and he’s the only one who can unite the warring school clans. Now, as you might expect, Cartman and The New Kid eventually part ways because as it turns out, one is a traitor. Cartman is none too happy about it and they end up throwing down in a battle to determine gassy superiority.

Eventually, we learn that Clyde has already nabbed the Stick of Truth, and he’s using a barrel of toxic waste to reanimate dead cats. Then he gives them Nazi armbands and sends them off to prowl the night, so that’s another enemy to worry about. The gameplay will feature a mix of platforming, puzzle, action and role-playing elements, and provided the control is spot-on, we should get a worthwhile result. Spellcasters will have to rely on the timing of their button-presses, which sounds interesting. It will also be gross to see The New Kid fart on his hand and fling the odor at someone.

The latter ability is called “Cup-A-Spell,” by the way. There will be all sorts of fun skills and items to take advantage of, such as the Lightning Volt. This is when you dump a bucket of water on an enemy, then drop a car battery with exposed wires into the puddle at the hapless foe’s feet. Then there’s the Funnel of Frost (a fire extinguisher) and the Hammer of Justice (yeah, just your basic hammer). If everything goes smoothly, you should be laughing your ass off at South Park: The Stick of Truth some time later this year. Crudeness will reign, as it always does in "South Park."

6/11/2013 Ben Dutka

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Comments (9 posts)

newchef
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 10:47:07 PM
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the last line of the video pretty much sums up my excitement for this

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LegendaryWolfeh
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 10:49:05 PM
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Wow, I haven't looked at this game since it was announced, but this trailer. They must have really gotten the backing of the creators for them to come up with this totally south park humored thing.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 11:17:36 PM
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I'm pretty much over South Park, it's been on since I was in High School man.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 11:50:17 PM

I would assume Simpsons has as well.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 11:57:10 PM

Ceeripes, they've been around since I was a lad.

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Wrote
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 @ 5:19:16 AM
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Wish this came out in Sumner. It'll get lost in the shuffle of next gen.

Most anticipated title of this year. It looks like the show except u control it.

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___________
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 @ 5:57:42 AM
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really disappointed by the showing this had at E3, i mean the nagasaki trailer was funny and typically south park, but come on ubisoft we NEED a significant update on the game!
games been out there for what, a year now?
and we still know nothing of the combat, nor the RPG mechanics, nor the character classes, nor the story, nor anything really!

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Huey
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 @ 6:23:25 AM
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Not a fan of South Park. I would rather have a good game based on the original Johnny Quest.

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Relic
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 @ 12:40:06 PM
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This game is now going to be a failure because they decided to wait this long to bring it out,why would u choose to release it at the same time that ps4 is coming out?they said they wanted to polish it up,well now hardly anyone will buy it when theyd rather buy ps4 games,ive already traded my system in & preordered ps4(along with almost everyone)then when it doesnt sell theyll say oh well we wont make anymore southpark games because noone bought it,well millions would have bought it if you didnt keep delaying the release for two years.to top it off thats when watch dogs & assasins creed is coming out,@ least those two games are for ps4 also not just ps3 & 360 like this one,wtf are u thinking ubisoft,you really dropped the ball on this one!!

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