Fans of the TV show South Park will certainly remember many of the references and characters from the first Ubisoft game, South Park: The Stick of Truth. The title brought gamers back to all kinds of memorable locations, and reintroduced some of the most memorable characters.
This coming October will mark the release of South Park: The Fractured But Whole, a sequel to the 2013 hit. In this upcoming game, Ubisoft is bringing back many characters from the same cast, but this time with a few twists. Fans of the TV show will remember the glorious Coon and Friends episodes from 2010.
These episodes made light of the superhero binge the movie industry was, and still is, on. Once Oct. 17 rolls around, Coon and Friends will make their triumphant return. In an interview with We Write Things, Kim Weigend, who is an associate producer on The Fractured But Whole, talked about the influence of the Coon and Friends episodes.
“While we showcase some new characters and jokes from the recent seasons of South Park, we really wanted to go back to the original Coon and Friends episodes from Season 14 and showcase the power sets that the kids would have for their superhero personas. With such unique personas like Mosquito, Human Kite, Toolshed, and The Coon, we had a lot of fun creating powers and superhero archetypes to use in combat,” Weigend said.
The Coon and Friends episodes are some of the most memorable I have from the series. That says a lot given the countless hilarious moments the show has delivered over the years. Not only is Ubisoft bringing back characters from episodes past though, but they are improving character abilities in combat.
“We really wanted to keep the best features from The Stick of Truth combat, while providing players with more choices and mechanics to keep combat fresh and interesting throughout the game. Each combat buddy has a set of powers that can be used on their turn, and you can customize the loadout of your main character powers from many different super hero classes that you unlock as you play through the game,” Weigend said.
It will be a breath of fresh air to see The Fractured But Whole debut next month. Too rare do we see comedy games in this industry, so it’ll be nice to have some humor back in the game. South Park: The Fractured But Whole launches this Oct. 17 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Stick around here at We Write Things for more from our interview with Kim.