Ubisoft has announced that the much anticipated animated RPG South Park: The Stick of Truth will indeed be arriving before the end of year, confirming a December 10th 2013 US release date, followed by December 13th in Europe. As is Ubisoft's way, these release dates are only for the console versions of the game on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and although the game is still coming to Windows PC, that date "will be shared at a later time".
A collector's edition of the game titled "Grand Wizard Edition" was also revealed, which in addition to the console game, will include the following bonuses:
- Grand Wizard Kidrobot® Cartman Figure
Own the Grand Wizard Cartman and his stick of authority with this six-inch replica figure from Kidrobot®. The Grand Wizard Cartman figure is not available in stores and can only be found in the Grand Wizard Edition.
- Kingdom of South Park Map
The entire town of South Park has been mapped for the first time in South Park history.
- The Stick of Truth Ultimate Fellowship Pack
Unlock the ultimate fellowship with the one pack to rule them all! Choose your class and pick your perk with four exclusive Stick of Truth costumes that come equipped with special abilities. Suit up as the Necromancer Sorcerer to increase your fire damage, earn extra gold by equipping the Rogue Assassin outfit, deal extra weapon damage with the Ranger Elf costume, or raise your defence with the Holy Defender outfit. The choice is yours, New Kid.
A new trailer and five new screenshots accompanied the announcement, and as before, are indistinguishable from the long-running television show. Check them out below.
Update: We've now received local Australian launch details, which will see the game touch down on our shores on December 12th for PS3 and X360, and the Grand Wizard Edition will be exclusive to EB Games and Ubisoft's own Uplay shop.