South Park: Fractured But Whole, the follow-up to South Park: The Stick of Truth, has a new trailer and game play video that premiered at E3 and it looks like everything one might want in a South Park game along with some fantastic face slaps to both the Marvel and DC Cinematic Universes. There’s trouble in South Park and only the Coon and Friends can make things right. That is if the Coon and Friends can keep from killing each other while creating their Cinematic Universe of films. (more…)
With a year long delay under its belt, it looks like the eagerly anticipated RPG based on Trey Parker and Matt Stone‘s South Park will finally see the light of day. In a quiet and unassuming press release it was announced that the South Park Digital Studios‘ and Obsidian Entertainment developed game is (finally) done and ready to be shipped to retailers (for real this time). (more…)
I know this column is titled “This Week in Video Games,” even though it’ll be on a bi-weekly basis. Unfortunately, “These Past Two Weeks in Video Games” doesn’t have much of a ring to it; you’ll just have to deal with it until we come up with something better. This week, we take a look at the launch of GTA Online (is it running yet?), the Battlefield 4 beta launches, and Valve unveils its new hardware, and maybe even confirms a certain game we’ve all been waiting for?
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For all those folks that need another South Park game, fear not, for the once-doomed South Park: The Stick of Truth shall be coming soon. On December 10th of this year, in fact, on all the systems that you could hope for. And now you can check out the trailer for the new game below:
[Editor’s Note: Another of our embedded reporters, Shawn Schillberg, was at yesterday’s South Park panel where creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone discussed the making of the upcoming game, South Park: The Stick of Truth, as well as the next season of their hit Comedy Central show. Questions were asked, answers were given, but whatever you do DON’T ASK WHEN THE GAME’S RELEASING!]
Every word spoken by Trey Parker and Matt Stone at the South Park panel had to be taken with a grain of salt. They promised they were beginning work on a sequel to the South Park movie very soon. They also swore that their next project is an adaptation of Dan Brown’s Inferno novel and there’s a Baseketball sequel in the works.
After showing the trailer for the game, moderator Greg Miller, of IGN, welcomed Parker and Stone to the stage and got right into fan Q & A (with the warning that no one would be allowed to ask questions about the video game, particularly its release date).
Parker and Stone revealed very little about the new RPG. They confirmed that Chef makes an appearance and the biggest difficulty in making it was getting the 3D/2D balance right. They looked to games like Paper Mario for inspiration and finally got the game to a point where it looks like you are watching an episode of the show.
Most of the fan questions were related to the TV series and the duo’s writing process.
Parker explained that for the first time since South Park‘s debuted, he conducted a writers retreat. This resulted in having four episodes written before the new season began production, something that has never happened before. Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader will also be writing full time for the new season.
When asked which parody on South Park garnered the best reaction by the targeted celebrity, Parker relayed that Jennifer Lopez began firing people on the set of her current movie when they were caught imitating Cartman imitating Lopez.
Asked why it seemed that Stan’s father Randy seemed to be taking over South Park episodes, both Parker and Stone confessed that as they grew older they both identified with Randy more and more. Parker revealed the character started out as an impression of his own father, but that he now just uses his everyday voice.
When the panel concluded, both Parker and Stone signed autographs until the room was prepared for the next event.
If you haven’t yet, here’s the latest trailer for The Stick of Truth,
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Friday night were the 10th annual Video Game Awards, hosted by Samuel L. Jackson on Spike. The night’s big winner was The Walking Dead: The Game from Telltale Games, who also took home Studio of the Year. See a full list of the winners below the cut.
But even more important than the night’s winners are the world premiere trailers revealed at the show. Compiled here are trailers for BioShock Infinite, Tomb Raider, The Last of Us, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Dark Souls II, Halo 4: Spartan Ops, Gears of War: Judgment, Assassin’s Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 and The Phantom Pain.
More trailers below!