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.
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…
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!
Ubisoft is continuing their shift toward “live” games rather than one-time releases. For the next fiscal year (April 1, 2017-March 31, 2018), the company said on an earnings call today that they’ll release only four “AAA” games. One of those is South Park: The Fractured But Whole, delayed from Q1 2017. Another is…
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. :(
The next South Park video game was originally called ‘The Butthole Of Time,’ series creator Trey Parker says in a recent dev diary for the game. But they just couldn’t pull it off.
I’ve been a fan of South Park for nearly 20 years. I’ve watched every episode, played every game, and at one point even dug up a copy of series co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s first movie, Cannibal: The Musical (unexpectedly good!). In other words, you’d think they wouldn’t be able to keep surprising me.
One of my E3 highlights was when Ubisoft showed more of South Park: The Fractured But Whole, the ridiculously titled sequel to Stick of Truth. Everything they’ve said since then has been just as exciting.
Ubisoft’s next South Park game will cast Cartman, Kyle and the other foul-mouthed schoolkids as caped crusaders. Why? Because the boys want to set up billion-dollar movie franchises, of course.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole comes out on December 6, Ubisoft said today, unveiling a bunch of new info about their next cartoon game.
Assassin’s Creed is skipping 2016, but Ubisoft says they’ve got a full slate for the coming fiscal year. By April 1, 2017, they’ll release: Watch Dogs 2 (which we’ve reported is set in San Francisco), For Honor, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Ghost Recon Wildlands, and a new game “with strong digital live…
Surprise! We’re getting a new South Park RPG, and this time it revolves around the superheroes Coon and Friends.