The above behind the scenes video from the upcoming game South Park: The Stick Of Truth helps make me even more excited for the game than I already was. This new South Park game aims to bring the franchise onto the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC with the kind of quality never seen before in a South Park game. The game is being designed as a role playing game by developer Obsidian Entertainment and is being published by Ubisoft.
Now I have faith that this game will end up being pretty great. It’ll be a much better game then most expect. Obsidian has a great past developing role playing games that both feel great to play and bring the player deep into the world. I think the best examples of this are Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic 2 as well as Fallout: New Vegas. Combine Obsidian’s game making talent with South Park Studios writers and animators and you are set for a project that will end up being both hysterical, entertaining and something you won’t soon forget. Of course Trey and Matt, the duo behind all of the wacky stories that take place in the cartoon world are as usual, taking command of the game by both writing the stories and doing a good majority of the voice acting.
The fact that the project is still alive at all is rather shocking. The game was originally to be published by THQ. After their unfortunate bankruptcy and shut down Ubisoft ended up purchasing the rights and the game seemed to have vanished up until a few days ago when the above video was released. Steam has also put the game on the Steam Store’s front page making sure everyone knows that Ubisoft is making sure this project survives and releases to it’s full potential. The game is looking great and is looking to be one of the highlights of quarter one of 2014. We are planning to have a full review of the game around launch day.
South Park: The Stick Of Truth launches on March 4th for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and on Steam for $59.99
Update: The game is available for pre-order through Steam now. Should you choose to pre-order you will receive the “Ultimate Fellowship” Content pack which contains:
Necromancer Sorcerer Costume: Bonus Fire Damage
Ranger Elf Costume: Bonus Weapon Damage
Rogue Assassin Costume: Bonus Gold
Holy Defender Costume: Bonus Defenses
Update 2: Three new videos have been released for the game. The videos can be viewed below: