South Park: The Game Shows Some Character in First Ever Screenshots

January 2, 2012Written by Jonathan Leack

What would you say if I told you that the team behind Neverwinter Nights 2 and Knights of the Old Republic II are working on a South Park role-playing game? Well, it’s true, as Trey Parker and Matt Stone are working together with Obsidian Entertainment and THQ to deliver something that only dreams could imagine, or nightmares if you’re a parent. It might sound like a wild idea, but the partnership has been said to be a work of genius, and who wouldn’t like to play an RPG that throws in some humor?

The first ever screenshots of South Park: The Game have been released by THQ. Check them out for yourself below:

There’s definitely a sense that this is a genuine South Park game, and is it just me or does the gameplay look like it might play similar to Castle Crashers? The game is said to have some strong RPG elements, and there will be a strong presence of story to tie it all together. Even better, Trey Parker and Matt Stone will be voicing all of the characters in addition to writing the script, meaning that if you’re a fan of the show, you’re sure to at least enjoy the presentation of the game.

So the question is, will this just be another cash cow on a well-known IP, or will it be done right? South Park has a limited audience, but THQ and Obsidian don’t kid around. What do you think? Post your opinion in the comments below.