One of the special powers in South Park: The Stick of Truth is farting and creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker went to great lengths to ensure passing gas feels authentic in the upcoming role-playing game.
"It was really important that you didn't just press a button to fart," Parker said in a new trailer for the game released today. "You need to feel it go out of your a**hole."
The trailer was released today in conjunction with the announcement that South Park: The Stick of Truth had finally gone gold--meaning it's now heading to mass production before its official release on March 4.
The game has been four years in the making and even changed hands, as it was originally set to be published by THQ. However, when the publisher went bankrupt, Ubisoft purchased the rights to the game for $3.2 million.
South Park: The Stick of Truth was developed by Fallout: New Vegas studio Obsidian Entertainment in collaboration with South Park Digital Studios, the team behind the TV show. Reflecting on the years of development, Stone said creating a video game is "definitely a humbling experience."
The game has players controller a new kid in town who embarks on a quest with other characters from the South Park universe. As you'd expect, South Park: The Stick of Truth is rated M-for-Mature by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). Here's how the ESRB describes The Stick of Truth:
Cutscenes occasionally depict “cartoony” characters dismembered or decapitated. The game includes several instances of mature humor and sexual material: one extended sequence depicts characters getting anally probed by alien creatures; another sequence (in an abortion clinic) depicts doctors using a vacuum to perform procedures on male characters; one level takes place inside the rectum/colon of a character (sex toys, random objects and fecal matter appear in the level)—all sequences are depicted in a cartoony and over-the-top manner. Characters are occasionally depicted nude (e.g., breasts, buttocks, male genitalia); one extended sequence depicts an out-of-focus couple having sex in the background; as players engage in turn-based battle in the foreground, sexual moaning sounds/dialogue is heard. During the course of the game, drug paraphernalia can be seen strewn around a methamphetamine lab. The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” “a*shole,” and “f*ggot” can be heard in the dialogue.