South Park: The Stick of Truth was one of my most-anticipated games of 2013, and now it’s going to have to be one of my most-anticipated games of 2014. Ubisoft has kicked the game back to March 4, 2014. The game was originally set for 2012, but then distributor THQ pushed it to April 2013. Then THQ went under, and the game was picked up by Ubisoft. They set the release for November 19th, and I was already to pick it up in a few weeks. But now Ubisoft North America’s president Laurent Detoc says, “Within three weeks after acquiring the game, we sadly realized we had to turn this thing upside down if we hoped to deliver the experience everybody wanted.” He continued, “It’s been such a major overhaul to get to the point where we are that we couldn’t let it go, even if that meant missing December.” So thoughtful.
To rub salt in the wound, the company released a fantastic gameplay trailer featuring over seven minutes of footage. Hit the jump to check it out, and click here to pre-order South Park: The Stick of Truth on either the Xbox or PS3. Hopefully, it will be worth the long wait.