South Park - Preview @ Cheat Code Central
Cheat Code Central previews South Park: The Stick of Truth.
You just can't keep the South Park kids down. This unlikely RPG, born of a collaboration between South Park's creators and the RPG wizards at Obsidian Entertainment, has survived the meltdown of publisher THQ and been purchased and knocked into shape by the Templars at Ubisoft. After several delays and three tie-in episodes of the TV show, South Park: The Stick of Truth has a (probably) final release date of March 4, 2014.
What's this South Park game all about? The player portrays a new kid in town, with a fully customizable South Park style look. The locals appear to be in the middle of LARPing, and the new kid has to fit in with the coolest fourth graders in town—Cartman, Stan, Kyle, Kenny, and maybe Butters (he's a paladin, and paladins are so totally uncool). Horrible enemies like elves, underpants gnomes, and gingers are attacking the town, and the New Kid, who has apparently been dubbed Sir Douchebag by Cartman, is tasked with finding the mythical Stick of Truth in order to defeat them.
Will South Park: The Stick of Truth bring fans old and new flocking to play a turn-based RPG on last-gen systems? It's a bit of a gamble for Ubisoft to take, but at least we know the company took the time needed to polish the game rather than simply release it as it was after THQ folded. As far as licensed games go, this one should be in pretty good shape.
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