During their conference at E3, Ubisoft had Trey Parker and Matt Stone show off a bit of gameplay from their upcoming game South Park: The Fractured But Whole. They describe the game as picking up where the Stick of Truth left off, although instead of following a fantasy theme, the children of South Park are now taking up mantles as superheroes. There is a rift drawn between two sides of the South Park children, resulting in a civil war of sorts. During an in-game conversation with Cartman, we are shown some of the choices for the super powers players will have. Once this decision is made, Cartman begins narrating your tragic backstory, with some of the dialogue varying based on your own actions.
During combat in The Fractured But Whole, movement plays a much larger role in how the battle plays out. you can shove enemies into obstacles, hide behind cover, reposition yourself to deal more damage to opponents, and more. There are abilities which will also allow the turn order to be completely changed, potentially giving you the upper hand in battle while on the brink of defeat.
Finally, the showing of the game was rounded out by announcing South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be released on December 6, 2016. We were also informed that anyone who purchases the title will be given South Park: The Stick of Truth for free on PS4 or Xbox One. If you pre-order the title today, you will instantly have the backwards compatible title and be able to start playing it immediately.
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