If you missed the news last night, Ubisoft's enjoyable South Park sequel is getting a release for Nintendo Switch.
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Ubisoft has announced a South Park: The Fractured But Whole free trial will be available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 from today.
For nearly two decades, South Park's creators have been working to a weekly production schedule. It's an inconceivable cadence that must raise stress and caffeine levels well beyond what medical professionals would endorse, but crucially it allows the show the agility to satirise events as they're happening in a way that most television can't. By contrast, South Park: The Fractured But Whole has been in development at Ubisoft San Francisco for over two years. Perhaps it's this fact, above all else, that best explains why it falls just faintly but consistently flat.
South Park: The Fractured but Whole
Developer: Ubisoft San Francisco
Ubisoft's comedy RPG South Park: The Fractured but Whole features various levels of difficulty, from easy to very difficult, much like most games. What's different though is the difficulty affects the colour of your character's skin.
South Park the Fractured But Whole is a mere two months away from its 17th October launch and Ubisoft has revealed the PC system requirements for its licensed RPG sequel.
The delayed South Park: The Fractured But Whole will at last launch on 17th October, publisher Ubisoft has confirmed.
As before, it's still on the way for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. And, as before, pre-orders of the game will unlock its predecessor South Park: The Stick of Truth for free.
Pre-orders will also unlock an exclusive "in-game assistant" - Towelie.
In a flurry of announcements, Ubisoft has confirmed games in four of its big AAA franchises are all coming in the next 12 months:
Far Cry 5
The Crew 2
Some cracking games came out in 2016 - this year we've spent hours screaming about onions in Overcooked, contesting the payload in Overwatch and, of course, going on overwatch in XCOM 2.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole has been delayed to the first quarter of 2017. It had been due out this December.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will let players create female avatars, a new feature since South Park: The Stick of Truth only let you play as a boy.
Ubisoft has shown off gameplay for South Park The Fractured But Whole, the follow-up to The Stick of Truth.
We see character creation. You play a kid who's trying to get into Cartman's superhero group. You pick a class, then Cartman assigns you a backstory. Here's the official blurb:
Cartman is determined to turn Coon and Friends into the biggest superhero franchise of all time, but can the greatest team of superheroes ever assembled decide whose movie should come first?
Obsidian Entertainment is "super excited" about a new South Park role-playing game The Fractured But Whole despite not being involved.