A massive vampire battle, ginger doll thieves and an entire town dedicated to Christmas—these are just some of scenes cut from South Park: The Stick Of Truth, the role-playing game that begin with a suspected prank phone call.
While Did You Know Gaming?’s latest doesn’t go into great detail about the South Park RPG’s origin the story is pretty well-known. Developer Obsidian Entertainment got a call from the South Park people in 2009 that they suspected was just a prank, but no—creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone were great fans of Obsidian’s work and wanted the studio to make their game.
An incredibly ambitious game, as it turns out. The duo, inspired by some of their favorite RPGs including Skyrim, Earthbound, Paper Mario and The Legend of Zelda, cranked out a game script that was over 850 pages long.
It was too much for one game, and the developers suggested some of the content be saved for DLC. “Fuck that,” was Trey Parker’s reply to the suggestion.
And so a bunch of content was cut from the final game, including a battle with vampire kids, a quest to save Cartman’s doll from the gingers, a huge underground world that served as home to gnomes and crab people and Mr. Hanky’s home, the aforementioned Christmas town.
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