You won’t have to worry about any delays anymore. South Park: The Fractured But Whole has gone gold. Ubisoft announced today that the game is officially completed and ready for launch on October 17. Even the developers seem pretty happy that the game has gone gold, poking fun at their previous delays in the most South Park of ways. They’ve released a new and quite irreverent “Game is Gold” trailer hyping the fact that production is finished, and it is finally ready for release. The trailer parodies the planned Kanye West video game, showing Kanye as a fish, and his dead mother as a fish on a unicorn. Because South Park, right?
It should be noted that the end of the trailer says “Get The Stick of Truth free with purchase.” Previously a preorder bonus, it looks like South Park: The Fractured But Whole will now just come with the original game packaged in for anyone that purchases it. Lending further credence to this is the next line, which touts Towlie bonus content for preordering.
We’ve had a number of looks at the bold humor of The Fractured But Whole, our most recent coming out of E3 this year.
With the drink out of the way, I was able to get to the moment the demo was building to—a boss fight against a horde of strippers. Since I was battling multiple enemies, managing space was essential. This meant that I had to use attacks to push foes backwards, and get into the proper position so I could use abilities that would impact multiple enemies at once. Things got even more complicated when the battle introduced a giant stripper that did a booty stomp attack that had gigantic area of effect every 20-seconds or so. To avoid this, I had to constantly move forward, and reach the end of the strip club. Every battle I played felt totally different from the ones beforehand, and the variety really shines.
With fresh combat and a high level of polish, South Park: The Fractured But Whole is looking like it’ll be a worthy successor to Obsidian’s shockingly good role-playing game. The change in developers hasn’t resulted in a drop-off in quality, as it instead allowed an influx of fresh ideas to get implemented. The RPG’s October release date is quickly approaching, and it’s shaping up to be another holiday hit for Ubisoft.
Will you be picking on South Park: The Fractured But Whole when it releases next month? Don’t forget it was recently revealed that, in a hilarious political commentary, the difficulty slider will be connected to your character’s race. We’ve also got an ESRB rating for the game that’s pretty much exactly what you’d expect.