South Park: The Fractured But Whole was originally supposed to be out yesterday, December 6. That date wasn’t meant to be however, and the game got delayed into the first quarter of 2017. To help make up for the wait, Ubisoft just put out a brand new trailer for the role-playing game that’s being developed by Ubisoft San Francisco.
The new Fractured But Whole trailer, which you can watch above, is narrated by The Coon, which is Cartman’s superhero alter-ego. In the minute-long trailer, The Coon goes over a conspiracy that is impacting the city of South Park, and is assembling a squad of superheroes to help stop it. It’s a pretty funny video, and also reminds gamers that they can get South Park: The Stick of Truth free with purchase & can pre-order to gain access to “Towlie bonus content.”
We last went hands-on with the highly anticipated sequel in September of this year at PAX West. Here’s what Keri had to say in her preview:
My hands-on demo wasn’t anything different from what we saw at E3 in their presentation. This time, I got to play it for myself and discover how the controls feel, how the new turn-based combat works, and, most importantly, pick my superhero character. There are quite a few superhero styles to choose from, from Cyclops to Flash to the Thing to Psylocke, but only three styles were unlocked for my demo out of the 12 available. Since I’ve gotten hooked into reading Flash comics again, I chose the speedster style.
And as someone who does read these comics, I can assure all comic book nerds that the writers have indeed done their homework when it comes to these characters and their abilities. For example, the speedster’s ultimate ability is the Multiverse Punch, where the speedster runs so quickly he is able to break space and time to deliver multiple punches across the multiple parallel universes. To the layman, that simply sounds cool and like something a speedster could potentially do. The comic book nerds will nod their heads approvingly with the lovely reference to comic book lore.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole is set to release in Q1 2017.