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Release of South Park: The Fractured But Whole delayed to Early 2017 by Ubisoft

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In a short update posted to the UbiBlog, Ubisoft has announced that South Park: The Fractured But Whole won’t be released this December as originally planned. The RPG’s release was pushed back to Early 2017, and the publisher attributed the delay to a need for additional time by the developmer:

The development team wants to make sure the game experience meets the high expectations of fans and the additional time will help them achieve this goal.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole is currently in development for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One at Ubisoft San Francisco.

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole will skewer superhero movies on December 6

After taking fantasy films down a peg in South Park: The Stick of Park, the South Park gang will next turn their prodigious parody powers towards the superhero genre in South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Unveiled this afternoon at Ubisoft’s E3 Press Conference, South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be released on December 6 for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

With crime on the rise in South Park, the streets have never been more dangerous. As the sun sets on the quiet Colorado town, havoc and chaos unleash a reign of terror and the seedy underbelly of the city comes alive. The town needs new heroes to rise! Eric Cartman seizes the opportunity to save the town and create the best superhero franchise ever, his own Coon & Friends with himself as the leader, The Coon. Continuing in their role as the New Kid, players will become a member of Coon & Friends and fight for fame and their place beside the other kids.

Players will get to live out all their superhero fantasies in The Fractured But Whole, ultimately discovering their origin, assembling multiple costumes, and creating a unique powerset from numerous superhero classes.

Ubisoft will release South Park: The Fractured But Whole in a game-only Standard Edition this Fall, as well as three other special editions. The digital-only Gold Edition includes the game, the Season Pass, a set of in-game costumes and a bonus Perk, and access to Towelie, an in-game assistant. Meanwhile, the retail-only Gold Steelbook Edition will include everything from the Gold Edition packaged in a Steelbook case with a set of lithographic prints. Finally, the Collector’s Edition takes everything in the Gold Steelbook Edition and adds a 6” figurine of “The Coon” to the box.

Everyone who pre-orders South Park: The Fractured But Whole will also receive a free copy of South Park: The Stick of Truth.

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone helped introduce an extended gameplay demo of The Fractured But Whole during Ubisoft’s Press Conference, and you can find the full (NSFW) video after the break.

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Ubisoft will release Watch Dogs 2, For Honor, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and South Park: The Fractured But Whole before March 31, 2017

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Ubisoft may have put the kibosh on a new Assassin’s Creed game for 2016, but they have big plans for the rest of their portfolio in the near-term, including an official announcement for Watch Dogs 2. Ubisoft has been teasing a sequel to their techno-thriller for quite some time, so it shouldn’t be that much of a surprise that it’s taking over the release window for Assassin’s Creed (at least temporarily).

However, the further adventures of Aiden Pearce won’t be the only game that Ubisoft will release throughout their 2016-2017 fiscal year. The company also plans to launch For Honor, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and a new “high-potential AAA brand” between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017.

Ubisoft plans to reveal more information about their upcoming slate of games sometime in the next two weeks.

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“Have yourself a time” with South Park: The Fractured But Whole announcement trailer

One of the biggest surprises out of this year’s E3 came from Ubisoft. South Park: The Fractured But Whole, the sequel to the award-winning RPG title South Park: The Stick of Truth was announced during Ubisoft’s press conference.

Instead of donning their Game of Thrones-inspired garb, the boys of South Park will take on their superhero alter-egos, as seen in the “Coon and Friends” trilogy of episodes from 2010. The game will retain the turn-based RPG elements, and is once again being written by series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. However, Stick of Truth developer Obsidian Entertainment has handed the development reins over to Ubisoft San Francisco.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. No release date was given, but let’s hope that that game doesn’t experience the same turbulent development history that the first one did.

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