What is it?
South Park: The Game is an upcoming role-playing video game based on the American animated television series South Park being developed by Obsidian Entertainment (Makers of Fallout: New Vegas), in collaboration with South Park Digital Studios. Similarly to their duties on the TV show, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are writing the script for the game, overseeing the project, and providing the voices of the characters.
What's it all about?
In the game, players will control a new kid in South Park, in order to make friends with the five main characters of the show, Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Kenny and Butters, and to defend the town from various threats. The story opens with all of the local youngsters wrapped up in a town-wide LARP. Eric Cartman is there to guide you through the character creation process, offering up Wizard, Paladin, Adventurer, Rogue and Jew as the classes, the latter being a class Cartman created himself.
How will it play?
Combat in South Park will resemble Paper Mario in that the strength of attacks and defensive moves will be dictated by timed button presses. Individual class abilities will also play a large role in combat, as will the player's main weapon which can be customized and added to as the game progresses.
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When can I get my hands on this?
Late 2012 on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.