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South Park: The Fractured But Whole
South Park: The Fractured But Whole

PC | PlayStation 4 | Xbox One
Genre: Role Playing
Developer: Ubisoft Official Site: http://southpark.ubisoft.com
Publisher: Ubisoft Classification: TBC
Release Date:
6th December 2016
Wednesday, 1 August 2018
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 02:33pm 01/08/18 | 0 Comments
Ubisoft's hilarious sequel to the equally hilarious South Park: The Stick of Truth, The Fractured But Whole, has enjoyed some great post-release content. And today punters get to deep dive into the world of Lake Tardicaca where an "idyllic summer" will turn into a "nightmare when the camp counselors go missing".

Which means you'll be helping out Fastpass (AKA Jimmy):
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.

I can't get into this content quick enough.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 03:06pm 21/03/18 | 0 Comments
Called From Dusk Till Casa Bonita it features a story about Mexican food, Goth kids, Vampires, taking down the Master Vampire, and saving Cartman's favourite restaurant the Casa Bonita. And it feels like we're getting a new episode of South Park. Watch the hilarious and profanity-filled trailer after the jump.



As per our review, South Park: The Fractured But Whole was a polished and hilarious experience from start to finish. So new content is definitely welcome. Also welcome, news that the game is currently being ported to Nintendo Switch.

The From Dusk Till Casa Bonita DLC is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Thursday, 26 October 2017
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 05:16pm 26/10/17 | 0 Comments
But only on Xbox One or PlayStation 4. The game is available now as a free trial with no gameplay restrictions, for one whole hour.

What's more is, if the South Park bug bites hard enough and you're keen to keep going after your one hour is up, just purchase the game and all your progress is carried over to the newly-purchased product.

We reviewed the game recently and wrote:
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.

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 aplomb abomb. 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.
Click here for our full review.
Tuesday, 3 October 2017
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 06:02pm 03/10/17 | 0 Comments
Called "I am the Fart", this worldwide search for the most audibly unique bit of flatulence runs from today until October 16. A jury comprised of developers and someone that goes by the name of Mr Methane will then pick the lucky farter from among the sea of prospective farters. The winner will then travel to Ubisoft San Francisco to record his/her sound for the game. And by sound we mean fart.

Submissions can be made via the copetition's dedicated website: www.iamthefart.com.

Insanity.



South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be out October 17 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
Tuesday, 29 August 2017
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:00pm 29/08/17 | 1 Comments
At E3, there was a gameplay video for the upcoming South Park: The Fractured But Whole that has us a little worried. Not in terms of the game, because it looks even better than the first outing, but the content. Minors in a seedy strip club, lap dancing for drunken perverts. Funny of course. But not the sort of thing we've ever seen in a game before.

Which is why it's great news that South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be uncut and uncensored when it releases in Australia for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 17. Rated R18+. Presumably for the nudity, coarse language, and flatulence.

Oh, and for the game's Gamescom showing we get to see more action at the Peppermint Rhino "gentlemen's club".



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.


And yes press release, for the first time the words "outrageous sequel to 2014’s award-winning title, South Park: The Stick of Truth" could not be more true. We can't wait.
Thursday, 15 June 2017
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:05pm 15/06/17 | 2 Comments
Where we get to see our superheroes infiltrate the Peppermint Hippo Strip Club, take a couple of drunk patrons to the VIP room, engage in some flatulent lap dancing, and then battle. Yeah, it looks crazy. And very South Park, with great hand-animated characters and backgrounds.

Also, it goes without saying that this is definitely Not Safe For Work.



Outside of the standard South Park shock value, and hilarity, this clip gives us a good look at the new battle system. Which adds more a tactical flavour with the ability to move around a, err, 'battlefield', and pull off combo attacks.

Also it looks like fart mechanics will play a major role throughout the game. South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC - October 17.
Thursday, 18 May 2017
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 09:30am 18/05/17 | 0 Comments
Ubisoft has finally shed light on a release date for the delayed South Park: The Fractured But Whole.

As part of their recent earnings call where it was also revealed we'd be seeing new entries in Far Cry, Assassin's Creed and The Crew through 2017-18, it was also revealed we'd finally be seeing the long-gestating South Park: The Fractured But Whole on October 17, 2017 on PC, Xbox One and PS4 (as well as, presumably, Scorpion). There's no mention of the game coming to Nintendo Switch, however.

About South Park: The Fractured But Whole:
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 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.
You can also check out an in-depth interview we did last year with the game's lead designer, Kenneth Strickland.
Friday, 10 February 2017
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:18pm 10/02/17 | 1 Comments
In a recent financial call, Ubisoft announced that the highly anticipated South Park: The Fractured But Whole has been delayed yet again. No new date has been provided outside a vague "FY18" window. Which refers to anytime between April 2017 - March 2018. Originally slated for a 2016 release, that was pushed back to allow for more time to get it right. This new delays cites similar reasons.

Here's the statement,
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.


Now, we're all for getting the best game possible, but as fans of the first South Park RPG outing, Stick of Truth, we've been waiting patiently for this one for a while now. And the new superhero setting looks incredibly fun.
Friday, 16 September 2016
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:35pm 16/09/16 | 0 Comments
Like a punch to the bathing suit region, the highly anticipated South Park: The Fractured But Whole has been delayed to Q1 2017. The superhero-themed follow-up to the hilarious Stick of Truth was on track for release this December, just in time for the holidays. But in a new post on the Ubisoft blog (which is naturally called the Ubiblog), the publisher made the announcement earlier today.

A very brief announcement.
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.


A few extra months of polish is never a bad thing. So to tide you over, be sure to re-read our recent developer interview. And re-watch the following trailer.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 03:50pm 23/08/16 | 0 Comments
In an in-depth interview around South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Ubisoft's Nao Higo gives us a look at the studio's relationship with Matt and Trey and South Park Studios, how they've brought the relationship closer together and how they've pushed the South Park creators to make the absolute best game they can.

Here's a snippet from our interview:
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?

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.
Click here for our full South Park: The Fractured But Whole developer interview.
Monday, 25 July 2016
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:38pm 25/07/16 | 1 Comments
For those that played South Park: The Stick of Truth, getting on board the hype train for a new South Park flavoured RPG is a no-brainer. Stick of Truth was not only hilarious, but a great RPG to boot. In a new behind the scenes look at the upcoming South Park: The Fractured But Whole, franchise creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone talk candidly about the new game, the reaction to Stick of Truth and the whole superhero theme.

Plus, an admission that turn based battles work best for comic timing. It's a great look at the game, one that also includes members from the development team talking about the combat mechanics and capturing the look and feel of the TV show.



South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be out on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC - December 6.