Last year, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone decided to change their production schedule to doing 10 episodes a year instead of splitting the season into 7 episodes in the spring and another 7 in the fall. The show is always a little hit and miss considering that they’re trying to be topical, but some of the best episodes are when they’re just being kids. And that’s what Parker and Stone have done with South Park: The Stick of Truth, a video game RPG that lets you create a character and be the lead. Parker and Stone wrote the script, and the game is as funny and irreverent as you’d expect. The gameplay is also solid, so if you’re a gamer who loves South Park, you have to play this. It also eases the blow of having fewer South Park episodes per year.
South Park: The Stick of Truth is $42.99 (28% off) for today only, which is a great deal considering that the game came out only a few weeks ago. Click on the corresponding links for your system of choice, and hit the jump to check out a trailer.
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.
South Park: The Stick of Truth was one of my most-anticipated video games on 2013, and then I didn’t know if it would even be released in 2013. The release was originally set for April, but then publisher THQ went bankrupt. The game was then picked up Ubisoft, but still didn’t have a release date. They didn’t even announce one at the game’s Comic-Con panel, which contained plenty of details about the game itself. But now I’ll know when to throw down my hard-earned dollars for the South Park role-playing game: November 19th.
A new trailer has been released, and it shows that the game will be just as juvenile and offensive as you think. Thank goodness. Hit the jump to check out the trailer, and click here to pre-order South Park: The Stick of Truth on Xbox 360, PS3, or PC.
In today’s Comic-Con panel centering on the upcoming South Park video game, South Park: The Stick of Truth, show creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone were on hand to answer questions from the fans. While they were certainly entertaining, the crowd-pleasing duo wouldn’t share much about the development of the game, except to voice their continued frustrations with how long it was taking to bring to market. They did, however, show off a fun bit of behind-the-scenes footage highlighting the making of the game with a good amount of game play and cut scenes for good measure. Although South Park: The Stick of Truth has no definite release date in sight, the guys did share a bit of information on it, the upcoming season of South Park and more of their future endeavors. Hit the jump to see what they had to say.
Comic-Con has released their schedule for Wednesday’s preview night and for Thursday, July 18th. For those who haven’t attended Comic-Con before, “Preview Night” is when the Exhibitor’s Floor is opened, and collectors fight tooth and nail for exclusives. Studios also screen pilots for TV shows that are set to premiere in the fall. Then on Thursday, we have one of the strangest Hall H line-ups I’ve ever seen. It begins with a line-up of animated shorts followed by the sci-fi indie Europa Report, and I have no problem with that, but Hall H is usually reserved for stuff that will pack the house. Granted, that will come later in the day, especially with what’s sure to be an amazing panel: Entertainment Weekly’s The Visionaries, which will be an hour-long conversation between Edgar Wright, Marc Webb, and Alfonso Cuaron. As for Ballroom 20, the powerhouse of the day is Sherlock, although I would have switched that with Dexter, which is finishing out the day in Hall H.
Hit the jump to check out everything from Hall H, Ballroom 20, and other highlights from the Comic-Con 2013 schedule for Wednesday, July 17th and Thursday, July 18th.
In terms of video games, nothing in the Christmas season really caught my eye even though that’s when companies push out their biggest titles of the year. Instead, I’m looking to Q1 and Q2 of 2013 for my video game fix. In January, I’m getting Ni No Kuni (a game co-developed with Studio Ghibli), Bioshock Infinite in March, and in May it’s South Park: The Stick of Truth. While most South Park games have been forgettable, this is the one to keep an eye on. Developed by Obsidian Entertainment (Fallout: New Vegas) and written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, you can see from this new trailer that the game looks terrific. Not only does it look hilarious, but it’s an RPG with what looks to be turn-based combat, so I’m pretty much sold.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. South Park: The Stick of Truth is due out on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC on May 14, 2013.