Ubisoft, Obsidian Entertainment and South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have officially confirmed that the long-awaited RPG based on the popular animated series, South Park: The Stick of Truth has been delayed yet again, with a new release date set for March 4th 2014.
A blog post
by Ubisoft explains the decision, which is actually the game's second delay after the new publisher acquired the rights from THQ's bankruptcy auction.
Why the new delay? Well, when Ubisoft picked up the game, we thought: Easy. We’ll put some marketing muscle behind Stick of Truth, toss some additional development resources at it, then take it to the finish line with Matt Stone and Trey Parker. The game’s almost done, anyways – so what more could we do?
Apparently, quite a bit more. “Within three weeks after acquiring the game, we sadly realized we had to turn this thing upside down if we hoped to deliver the experience everybody wanted,” says Ubisoft North America’s president Laurent Detoc. “It’s been such a major overhaul to get to the point where we are that we couldn’t let it go, even if that meant missing December.”
South Park’s creators wholeheartedly agree. “We always wanted the game to feel like you’re actually in an episode of South Park,” say Matt Stone and Trey Parker. “Getting the game up to the crappy standards of the show has been a real challenge and we’re excited to say it’s taken way longer than we thought it would.”
As a consolation, Ubi has released a new trailer, featuring the longest look at actual gameplay that it has offered publicly yet.
Watch South Park: The Stick of Truth new gameplay trailer. Follow the boys on their quest and discover the Inn of the Giggling Donkey, an infamous tavern that harbors the scum of all the realm.
Join Butters and his legendary hammer of justice and play through the most outrageous role playing adventure ever made. This is South Park: The Stick of Truth, from the creators of South Park.
Check it out below.