Ubisoft Previews ‘South Park: The Fractured But Whole’ at E3

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Coon and friends plan the defense of South park
Coon and friends plan the defense of South Park

In 2014, Ubisoft released an excellent licensed RPG based on the television show South Park called The Stick of Truth. Gamers including myself were amazed at how the game gave the player the feeling of being in an actual episode. Two years later Ubisoft and South Park return with the holiday release of South Park: The Fractured But Whole. The name and the concept revolve around parodying comic book movies, specifically Captain America: Civil War and Batman v Superman.

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole begins right where South Park: The Stick of Truth left off. The boys of South Park switch from LARPing (Live Action Role Playing) as medieval characters to superheroes.

[Content warning–because South Park.] 

Developed from the ground up using Snowdrop™, Ubisoft Massive’s proprietary engine, The Fractured But Whole has expanded with more places to explore and greater freedom to customize each player’s character. An all-new combat system offers unique opportunities to master space and time while on the battlefield, and a revamped looting and crafting system gives players the freedom to craft their own equipment to aid them in battle.

Parents beware! South Park: Fractured But Whole is definitely not a family title! The game, like the show, has many adult themes and harsh language. Even if mom or dad want to play for their own enjoyment, I would recommend the use of headphones to keep little ears safe.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be available in four editions: Standard, Gold, Steelbook Gold, and Collector’s.

The Standard Edition: 59.99

  • The complete South Park: The Fractured But Whole game

The Gold Edition $89.99 (available digitally only) includes:

  • The complete game
  • The Season Pass
  • A set of in-game costumes and a bonus perk to get fans started
  • “Towelie: Your Gaming Bud”

A Steelbook Gold Edition $99.99 (available only at US retail) will include all of the contents of the Gold Edition, as well as:

  • A Steelbook case
  • A set of physical lithographic prints with art from South Park Studios

The Collector’s Edition$99.99 includes:

  • The complete game
  • “Towelie: Your Gaming Bud”
  • A set of in-game costumes and a bonus perk to get fans started
  • A set of physical lithographic prints with art from South Park Studios
  • A 6″ replica figurine of “The Coon” by UbiCollectibles and ArtToyz

Anyone who purchases South Park: The Fractured But Whole will receive South Park: The Stick of Truth for free. If you pre-purchase the game at select retailers, you can start playing The Stick of Truth immediately.

All pre-orders will also receive an exclusive in-game assistant, Towelie: Your Gaming Bud. The streets of South Park aren’t as safe as they used to be, and even the most seasoned veteran will need help navigating the dark streets. Towelie: Your Gaming Bud provides unique assistance to players at key locations throughout the game.

You can Pre-Order today via UPLAY.

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