South Park: The Stick of Truth
An epic quest to become... cool.
is an upcoming RPG based upon the show
, developed by Obsidian Entertainment
. Much like the show itself, Trey Parker and Matt Stone
have oversight over the project, writing the script and providing voiceovers for the characters. It is set for release on March 4, 2014 for the Xbox 360
, PlayStation 3
. Another noteworthy point is how both the graphics and gameplay are meant to look as though they came straight out of the show.
With The New Kid
arriving in town, (s)he faces a challenge in making friends with the other kids at South Park Elementary, so they engage in a city-wide live-action roleplay
which escalates into a good vs. evil battle threatening to consume the world. (S)he shall fight alongside Cartman, Stan, Kyle and Kenny as a new friend, to cement his/her status as either a socially-acceptable savior among peers, or forevermore known as a loser.
Originally intended to be published by THQ
, this game will instead be published by Ubisoft
due to the former's bankruptcy in early 2013.More details here
This game provides examples of:
- Animated Adaptation: Er..somewhat. Season 17's Multi-Part Episode Black Friday, A Song of Ass and Fire, and Titties And Dragons lampoon the lead up to the game around the subtext of the new console wars (making fun of the fact that the game was delayed for so long that the new consoles are already rolling in) apparently ending where the game begins (as Cartman holds up a stick and says they could play with it).
- Anal Probing: A scene with Randy and the new kid have them captured and restrained by aliens and about to undergo this.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The E3 trailer ends with Clyde bursting out of the Town Hall, before picking up a police car and throwing it at Cartman and the others.
- Call Back: Several from the show.
- Desperation Attack: The more that the Jew class gets damaged, the stronger the abilities, making them most powerful with only one hitpoint left.
- Difficult, But Awesome: The Jew class is a "high risk, high reward" class.
- Drop the Hammer: Butters uses a hammer as his Weapon of Choice.
- Face-Heel Turn: The kid whose one job was to protect the Stick, Clyde Donovan, is revealed to have taken the Stick.
Clyde: I shall raise an army of darkness! And kill the Earth!
- Fantasy Kitchen Sink
- Fartillery: Both Cartman and The New Kid use this. Randy Marsh is also capable of this, seen in one of the E3 trailers, teaching it to the Player Character. Farting gives an equivalent status effect of being poisoned, and can be used to set off explosions when aimed at fires.
- Farts on Fire: One of Cartman's attacks.
- Fighter, Mage, Thief: The possible classes, alongside Cleric and Jew, which is a combination Monk-Paladin class who hits harder with more damage taken.
- Fun with Acronyms: Cartman's headquarters is called the Kingdom of Kupa Keep. Just let those initials sink in.
- Geographic Flexibility: Averted here; while the size and locations of South Park varied in the show, this game will finally set these features in stone.
- Golf Clubbing: Kyle's Weapon of Choice
- Groin Attack: The Roshambo ability
- Heroic Mime: The player character, "The New Kid".
- LARP: Taken to the extreme that the whole town's gonna be wrecked by the end of it. Then again this is South Park, so that's nothing new.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: The New Kid, since (s)he has to earn his/her way up the social status & the player can enter the character's name - no matter what you enter, Cartman responds with "You entered 'Douchebag'. Is that correct?".
- Pre-Order Bonus: Those who preorder the game also receive a few extra classes; there is also the Grand Wizard Edition which includes a six-inch Grand Wizard Cartman figure and his map of the game world.
- Shout Out: Possibly, but Kenny calls to mind the appearance of the White Mage class from Final Fantasy I.
- Stylistic Suck: Done intentionally with the style of the game as Matt and Trey wanted to capture the feel of the TV show as close as possible.
- Summon Magic: A possibility, as the trailer shows Jesus fighting your enemies with an AR-15.
- Where The Hell Is Springfield?: Not the entire town, but one of the details Matt and Trey cite as being a great challenge is coherently mapping out South Park.
Trey: After fifteen years of doing the show, this was the first time Matt and I were like "Where is Kyle's house?"
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Kenny's class is the "Princess".
Cartman: Don't ask why Kenny wanted to be a chick, it's just how he seems to be rolling right now.
- Carries over to Season 17's Black Friday episodes, which were made while the game was still in production.