South Park: The Fractured But Whole was supposed to release this month, but it was delayed till next year to “make sure the game experience meets the high expectations of fans” in the words of Ubisoft. Now Ubisoft has released a new trailer, and Butters has released the gerbils.
Just as 2014’s South Park: The Stick Of Truth parodied fantasy and RPG tropes, South Park: The Fractured But Whole gives the same ribald send-up to superhero movies and crossovers, with some help from a cat named Scrambles and a new kid in town (you, the player) who is blessed / cursed with “farts that stop time or something.”
Here’s the latest synopsis, via Ubisoft:
Evil stirs in the town of South Park and The Coon has sworn to clean up the trash can of society. When the Coon and Friends investigate the disappearance of a local cat, they discover the threat is far greater than any of them realized. Allied with the mysterious New Kid and his magical butthole, will the intrepid group of Super Heroes be able to harness their amazing powers and save the town?
South Park: The Fractured But Whole comes to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on (hopefully) March 31st, 2017.