With the fate of summer camp in jeopardy, Fastpass sends out a Coonstagram distress signal. Team up with Fastpass, Doctor Timothy, Professor Chaos and the newest member of the Coon & Friends, Mintberry Crunch, to save summer camp.And as you can tell from the release trailer embedded below, the new content will take on a grindhouse feel, only with classic South Park Dick and Fart jokes, and Matt and Trey's consistent and incredible character and comedy delivery.
If you played South Park: The Stick of Truth, you’re largely in for a very familiar experience here. In Obsidian’s foray, some of the fart and mini-game controls were a bit… well, not so great. Ubisoft San Francisco has listened to that feedback and addressed this in spades. The game’s main mini-game is, as you can only expect from Matt and Trey, about shitting. In fact there’s an initial challenge thrown down to the gamer to try and shit in every toilet in the town of South Park. It’s a game about shitting.Click here for our full review.
But funnily enough, South Park as a brand is about shitting on everything. They even had an episode about how many times was too many times to say shit in a TV show back when swearing was creeping into mainstream, primetime TV. They love the word, and they love act (shit measured in Courics, for example), and in South Park: The Fractured But Whole, it’s front and centre of the whole damn thing; aiming squarely for the S-Bend, with
aplombabomb. And that’s okay, because it works here and the comedy fits. Just bear this in mind: if you don’t like shit, dick and fart jokes, this game might not be for you.
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 super hero franchise ever, his own Coon & Friends with himself as the leader, The Coon. Continuing in their role as The New Kid, players will become a member of Coon & Friends and fight for fame and their place beside the other kids.
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.You can also check out an in-depth interview we did last year with the game's lead designer, Kenneth Strickland.
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 in four editions: Standard, Gold, Steelbook Gold and Collector’s. Anyone who purchases South Park: The Fractured But Whole will receive South Park: The Stick of Truth for free.* If you pre-purchase the game at select partners, you can start playing The Stick of Truth immediately.
All pre-orders will also receive an exclusive in-game assistant, Towelie: Your Gaming Bud. The streets of South Park aren’t as safe as they used to be, and even the most seasoned South Park veteran will need help. Towelie: Your Gaming Bud provides helpful and hilarious advice and commentary to players at key locations throughout the game.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will now launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in FY18. The teams at South Park and Ubisoft San Francisco are committed to pushing the envelope during development to deliver the best experience possible, and this additional time will allow them to do so.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will now launch on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC, calendar Q1 2017. The development team wants to make sure the game experience meets the high expectations of fans and the additional time will help them achieve this goal.
AusGamers: What was the key bit of feedback you got from community and then from Matt and Trey that fundamentally altered the approach to The Fractured But Whole over Stick of Truth?Click here for our full South Park: The Fractured But Whole developer interview.
Nao: I think for the first product the community were hopeful, but weren’t sure of what they were getting. And so when the game turned out to be really good I think it proved you could have an excellent game based off of an IP. And so we came in at a good moment because there was already a community that knew that it could be done [make a good game about South Park], and as we’re showing more and more of the game they’re seeing that it’s still going to be great and so we’re coming into it from a much more positive standpoint, and now it’s all about looking at some of the downsides of the first product in terms of [the community] wanting more game; they wanted more of everything. And so this is an opportunity for us to work on that and actually create something that really addresses what they want.
AusGamers: Because if I could leverage something from a personal perspective, I found that the fart controls in Stick of Truth weren’t very good or intuitive. And so is that something that’s been addressed this time around?
Nao: Absolutely. You know, in the first product some of that was meant to be a joke in terms of some of the finickiness of the controls, but I don’t think that translated very well. So we’ve learnt a lot from that, Matt and Trey learnt a lot from that, and so we said okay “for this one, let’s make sure that things that should make sense, make sense. And jokes are jokes”. So I think we have a very clear definition of those two things this time around.