South Park: The Stick of Truth News

South Park: The Stick of Truth headed to Nintendo Switch, months after its sequel

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.

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Inside Obsidian: How RPG's greatest survivors kept the lights on

"They say the path to Hell is paved with good intentions."

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.

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.

South Park: The Stick of Truth censored in Europe

Ubisoft: "this was a market decision."

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.

South Park RPG release date tweaked to 7th March

South Park RPG release date tweaked to 7th March

Arriving on a disc, not a Cartman.

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.

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THQ is no more. This is where its assets went

UPDATE: Platinum Games is interested in Darksiders.

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."

South Park: The Stick of Truth gets Xbox 360 exclusivity

Xbox 360 pre-order bonuses, timed DLC exclusivity and Kinect functionality also in-bound. Also: release date!

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 denies cancelling 2014 line-up of games

THQ denies cancelling 2014 line-up of games

But Warhammer 40K MMO future less certain.

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.

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Obsidian's South Park RPG detailed

Uses Dungeon Siege 3 engine, Parker and Stone writing script.

A few salient gameplay details regarding Obsidian's recently announced South Park RPG have slipped out.

Fallout: New Vegas dev announces South Park RPG

Fallout: New Vegas dev announces South Park RPG

Potty-mouthed adventure on PS3, Xbox 360 next year.

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.

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