Ubisoft has given us the first glimpse at their second South Park title: The Fractured But Whole.
This time in the town of South Park, we find the kids switching from fantasy roleplaying to superhero roleplaying. The player once again takes on the role of the new kid, who will join Cartman and company in their conflict with other superheroes and villains.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of South Park, explained that the story is a conflict between two groups of superhero children, almost like a Civil War scenario. The kids are in disagreement about the storytelling of their superhero mythos, Coon and Friends, and wage war against each other for control of the progression of their own story.
At its core, it remains similar in gameplay to The Stick of Truth, with improved combat. The factors of space and time are now emphasized as key differentiators from the previous installment. Players can now utilize cover, and move around them to get a more tactically effective position. Farts are now capable of rearranging the turn order.
Filled with the type of crude humor we have all come to know and love from South Park, The Fractured But Whole launches for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on December 6, 2016. Players who preorder The Fractured But Whole now will receive The Stick of Truth for free.