The NSFW trailer for South Park: The Stick of Truth premiered at the VGA awards this weekend, and I can’t even tell which parts are cutscenes and which parts are gameplay. THQ and Obsidian are collaborating to make this role-playing game for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. They jammed it full of South Park references from every season, as you can spot in the NSFW video below.
The South Park: The Stick of Truth lead designer Matt MacLean said in an interview that the game’s combat system will be similar to Paper Mario, in that properly-timed button mashes yield better results. He also said the weapons are stuff kids could realistically find or build. Is dog poop on a stick one of the weapons? That was a popular one in my neighborhood, and by “neighborhood” I mean just my house (I fight dirty).
South Park: The Stick of Truth is the first South Park game which Trey Parker and Matt Stone have been actively involving in making. They wrote the script and performed the dialogue, and they are rumored to have provided Obsidian with 15 years of assets from the show to get the details right.
The player enters the game as a customizable “new kid in town” who has no dialogue. Players choose one of five player classes: wizard, paladin, adventurer, rogue, and Jew. That last class was named by Cartman, presumably because Kyle wanted to play a monk/paladin character whose abilities increase as he loses hit points. We’ve also heard there will be a Wii version called the “All Roshambo Edition”. Okay, maybe not.