Ubisoft has announced that South Park: The Stick of Truth is heading to Switch next week, on September 25th.
In a slightly unusual turn of events, Ubisoft has announced South Park: The Stick of Truth will be coming to the Switch later this year. The port was announced in Ubisoft's first-quarter financial report, which suggests the game will only be released in digital form.
The move is unorthodox because the sequel to The Stick of Truth, The Fractured But Whole, has already been ported to the console. Ubisoft may have released the sequel before the original in the hope it would achieve higher sales. The Fractured But Whole clearly sold well enough for Ubisoft to feel confident the first game would also perform on the platform. In any case, the Switch port for The Stick of Truth should arrive in Ubisoft's second quarter between July and September.
The DLC add-on for The Fractured But Whole, called 'Bring the Crunch', will also be coming to Switch, PC, Xbox One and PS4 on the 31st of July.
If you missed the news last night, Ubisoft's enjoyable South Park sequel is getting a release for Nintendo Switch.
Over the years, I've come to know what to expect from Obsidian, or so I thought. Obsidian makes RPGs, beautiful, intriguing, sometimes slightly shonky RPGs with great writing and vivid characters and just a lingering trace of thriftiness. They make games where the concepts, where the soul, trumps the budget.
With the penultimate season of Game of Thrones finished on TV and a colossal amount of people talking about it, it's hard to imagine any video game maker ever passing up the opportunity to get a piece of that franchise pie. But as I found out recently, Obsidian Entertainment did - it turned down Game of Thrones.
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.
An unfinished and forgotten South Park game has been unearthed on an original Xbox debug.
Obsidian Entertainment is "super excited" about a new South Park role-playing game The Fractured But Whole despite not being involved.
I had no idea things at Obsidian Entertainment had been so bad. I knew things weren't great before the record-breaking Project Eternity Kickstarter campaign, but I didn't realise that game had saved the company - that without it the studio would have closed.
Animated RPG South Park: The Stick of Truth has debuted at the top of the UK all-format charts in its first week of release.
The censorship of the South Park video game is "not that big a deal", according to Matt Stone, one of the TV show's creators, but it's still a "double standard".
Eurogamer YouTube editor Ian Higton has played through South Park: The Stick of Truth and recorded footage of the scenes censored in the home console versions of the game in Europe.
Ubisoft has censored the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of 18-rated comedy role-playing game South Park: The Stick of Truth in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The PC version remains unaffected.
The achievements list for South Park: The Stick of Truth has leaked online and - who'd have thought - it contains a typically un-PC set of awards.
South Park: The Stick of Truth does not use Ubisoft's digital platform Uplay, developer Obsidian has confirmed.
Obsidian's South Park: The Stick of Truth "comedy role-playing game" will be released on 7th March, publisher Ubisoft's latest release schedule revealed.
We had been preparing for 4th March, but that's a Tuesday, the day games typically launch in the US - unless they're gigantosauruses, in which case they often carry a 'global' date.
In the UK games launch on a Friday, and 7th March is a Friday.
Developer Obsidian is not only keen on using Kickstarter to fund another game, it has an idea it hopes to talk about as soon as March or April next year.
South Park has taken on the next-gen console war - and won.
Ubisoft has delayed the South Park role-playing game to 2014.
Obsidian's highly anticipated RPG, South Park: The Stick of Truth, is now slated to come out on 13th December in the UK for PS3 and Xbox 360.
The Aliens: Crucible RPG that Obsidian was building for Sega was a kind of survival game that allowed you to build a base and improve it over time.
Two of the most influential role-playing game makers in the West - Obsidian boss Feargus Urquhart and former BioWare boss Ray Muzyka - have talked about what they think will be the RPG experience of the future.
Update #4: Does IP changing hands equal upheaval? Does upheaval equal game delay? Obsidian's South Park: Stick of Truth was due in March. Is it still? "It's too soon to say," Ubisoft told me this afternoon. "We'll have more details to share about plans for specific games soon."
Update: It sounds like proceedings may be delayed. The auction is still going and the hearing could start this evening at 8pm UK time rather than at 5pm. That information comes from an investor (@DDInvesting) who seems reliable.
Mega-publisher Electronic Arts is apparently eyeing game IP owned by bankrupt developer THQ, a new report suggests.
THQ, the embattled up for sale publisher of Saints Row and Darksiders, has entered into a forbearance agreement with Wells Fargo Capital Finance to protect itself from defaulting on its credit facility.
THQ announced delays of several of its most anticipated titles in its latest quarterly financial report.
A release date for Obsidian's South Park RPG has been announced, and THQ has announced a brace of pre-order incentives exclusive to the Xbox 360 version of the game.
THQ has delayed South Park: The Game to the fourth quarter of its 2013 financial year.
RPG specialist Obsidian Entertainment has reportedly made a number of staff redundant and canceled work on an unannounced next-gen project.
THQ has denied cancelling its 2014 line-up of games - but the future of ambitious Warhammer 40,000 MMO Dark Millennium Online is less certain.
The publisher responded to a gloomy rumour spread on Twitter by video game executive Kevin Dent. He heard that the Warhammer 40,000 MMO and the THQ 2014 line-up had been cancelled. Dent had also heard THQ was "offering" itself for sale to Asian companies.
THQ's response, via a statement offered to VG247, read: "THQ has not cancelled its 2014 line-up, and has not made any decisions regarding the planned MMO.
Obsidian designer Chris Avellone believes some of the advancements made in role-playing games over recent years "undermine" the genre.
A few salient gameplay details regarding Obsidian's recently announced South Park RPG have slipped out.
Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian is working on a South Park RPG for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
As revealed by GameInformer, franchise creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are writing the script and overseeing development, with THQ publishing.
Plot details are scarce, but apparently you'll be playing as the new kid in town, charged with making friends and protecting South Park from as-yet-undefined threats.