We got our first look at the opening moments of upcoming sequel, South Park: The Fractured But Whole during Ubisoft’s E3 show. South Park: The Stick of Truth (2014) surprised everyone with its faithful adaptation of the world and animation style of South Park. It also provided an appropriately silly story and fun turn-based combat to create a compelling RPG set in the quiet Colorado town.
In The Stick of Truth the kids were all role-playing a grand fantasy kingdom. In The Fractured But Whole, South Park tackles the superhero genre. In the opening moments of the game, Eric Cartman won’t even talk to the player’s customizable new kid. You have to create a new superhero character: Brutalist, Blaster, or Speedster (and probably one that involves Jews, but sadly wasn’t shown).
The new superhero world of South Park is based on the Coon series of episodes, which began in Season 13. The E3 trailer playfully mocks Marvel’s cinematic universe schedule. Soon the boys have a disagreement and create their own civil war, setting the stage for the game.
A new combat system expands the tactical battlefield by allowing you to reposition your party. You can craft your own weapons with a greater focus on customization, and explore a larger world. And of course, harness the space-time exploding powers of your own farts.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be released December 6 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.