Back in 2013, Ubisoft successfully launched the highly successful and popular, South Park: The Stick of Truth. Many thought the title would be a one off experience, but Ubisoft surprised everyone when they revealed South Park: The Fractured But Whole during E3 2015. Ubisoft knows they need to advance the game’s combat further, and that seems to be happening thanks in part to The Fractured But Whole‘s farts.
Set for launch in a little over a month, South Park: The Fractured but Whole will introduce players to their newest South Park adventure. Cartman, Kyle, Stan and the rest of the gang are all back for the highly anticipated sequel. Players will once again create their own character as they battle evil forces descending upon South Park.
Combat is one of the areas that turned out quite well when The Stick of Truth launched. Characters had a bevy of abilities to wield and the same was true for weapons. However, Ubisoft wants to spice up combat in this new game and they’ll be doing it via The Fractured But Whole‘s farts.
“The combat system in South Park: The Fractured but Whole has been rebuilt from the ground up to allow for more tactical RPG gameplay, which leads to some pretty big changes from combat in The Stick of Truth,” Kim Weigend, who is an associate producer, told We Write Things. “In The Fractured but Whole, you’ll see a new combat grid system which allows your character and the kids of South Park to now move around in combat.
“This opens up possibilities for not only doing direct attacks at enemies, but also setting up combos by knocking enemies into objects, other enemies and even your allies for extra damage and free hits. We’ve also expanded your party size, so you can now bring 3 additional characters into combat as your allies in battle. Finally, we’ve added a ‘time’ mechanic that will allow you to use the power of your farts to bend time and modify combat to your advantage.”
The Fractured But Whole‘s farts sound like they’ll be a game changer to combat, particularly with its “time” mechanic. Mastering the art of the fart in the first game is a challenging task. However, Ubisoft does a nice job of rewarding those who can harness its power.
When you play a South Park game, you have to come to the table with a certain sense of humor. It’s absolutely refreshing to see this franchise return, particularly since gaming doesn’t release that many comedic experiences. Ubisoft’s South Park: The Fractured But Whole is setting up to be one of October’s biggest games. It’ll arrive this coming Oct. 17 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Stick around here at We Write Things for more from our chat with Kim.