South Park: The Fractured But Whole has sentiment. This might be a surprise given the television show’s notoriety for crass, irreverent humor. Shock humor can grab an audience’s attention, but it can’t maintain it, and that’s why The Fractured But Whole uses small details to give its bawdy cast of nine-year-olds…
It’s December, so it’s time to dust off those Christmas movies, those Christmas movies that aren’t really Christmas movies, or whatever side of that wall you think Die Hard falls on. But what if you’re in a holiday mood but not up for the whole two-hour jaunt to Bedford Falls? Or want something classic and familiar,…
In the spirit of the disclaimer that runs before every episode of the long-running TV show, South Park: Phone Destroyer opens with a special message about microtransactions.
In early September, the developers of South Park: The Fractured But Whole made some waves when they showed the character customization options, which suggest that playing as a black character will make your game harder. Then Ubisoft took it back. The truth, however, is a bit hazier.
This week on Kotaku Splitscreen, Jason and I take on South Park. We talk about the new game, The Fractured But Whole, as well as the show as a whole: its comedic sensibility, how its jokes function, and the baggage South Park has accumulated over the last 20 years on the air.
The newest South Park game is full of funny moments and easter eggs, but here’s one you might not catch, because it requires you to break the rules.
Early in South Park: The Fractured But Whole, you go up against an enemy kid who cheats. He complains that your last attack shouldn’t count, which heals him to full strength. Then, whining that you didn’t listen when he called “time out,” he steals your turn.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will get two downloadable story packs—“From Dusk till Casa Bonita” and “Bring the Crunch.” In the first, you’ll fight goths in Casa Bonita; the second will presumably feature Mintberry Crunch. They’ll each cost $12 or you can get them, along with some other challenges and costumes,…
“You can’t do a prequel first,” says one of the characters in Wednesday’s episode of South Park, ‘Franchise Prequel.’ “Then it’s not a prequel. It’s just... first.”
South Park: The Fractured But Wholes’ difficulty slider will change players’ skin color. As reported by Eurogamer, the game’s character creator will have an effect on gameplay, altering how NPCs respond and affecting how much money characters will make.
Last week, a poster on the message board NeoGAF asked why South Park: The Fractured But Whole was taking so long to develop. After all, isn’t 2D easy to draw? “First and foremost,” the poster wrote, “the game uses the same graphical style as the show. Which is probably the easiest to make.” Well, my dear Mousnis,…
We’ve almost survived E3 2017! Just a couple more weeks to go. Today on Kotaku Splitscreen, Jason sits down with two more game developers: the director of South Park: The Fractured But Whole and the executive producer/lead programmer of Pillars of Eternity 2.
Ubisoft hit the stage Monday afternoon at E3 to show a new trailer for Beyond Good & Evil 2, along with some other stuff that was completely overshadowed by the fact that OH MAN THEY ACTUALLY SHOWED BEYOND GOOD & EVIL 2.
Today Ubisoft announced South Park: Phone Destroyer, a mobile game that appears to involve RPG battling and collectible cards. It’ll be out in 2017. Here’s the trailer:
Following a lengthy delay, the next South Park game will now be out on October 17, 2017. The Fractured But Whole is a sequel to 2014's Stick of Truth, although this game is developed by publisher Ubisoft’s internal San Francisco studio rather than Obsidian Entertainment. It looks very, very dumb and also very, very…
Today is Ubisoft’s annual earnings report, which means it’s time for a big update on what the French publisher will release over the next year. Ubisoft is promising four big games: Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, The Crew, and South Park.
Ubisoft’s second South Park game was just pushed back from early this year to sometime between March 2017 and April 2018. Let’s open a case of Kid Robot’s Fractured But Whole blind box vinyl figures while we wait!
South Park: The Fractured But Whole is delayed to Q1 2017. “The development team wants to make sure the game experience meets the high expectations of fans and the additional time will help them achieve this goal,” Ubisoft says. :(
Back in 2006, singer and actor Isaac Hayes abruptly quit South Park, where he had voiced the character Chef for a decade. Hayes, an active Scientologist, was apparently upset about the episode “Trapped In The Closet,” which makes fun of the cultish religion he followed. But it sounds like his departure wasn’t entirely…