South Park RPG will make farting feel authentic

"You need to feel it go out of your a**hole," Trey Parker says.

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.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Hurvl
Hurvl

This is definitely my kind of game! I'm tired of game companies putting so much effort into graphics, scripted cutscenes or (ugh!) social stuff, when there are so many other areas that need attention. For this game it feels totally natural to focus on farting and farting is actually very natural in itself. It's something we can all relate too.

Navardo95
Navardo95

People are excited to play this abomination of a game?

This is why aliens won't talk to us.

k41m
k41m

This is going to kick so much ass.

el_swanno
el_swanno

I think Obsidian are a good choice to develop this game. Obsidian's Fallout New Vegas looked like shit but was a great RPG so hopefully their South Park game will look as crappy as the show but be a great RPG. And whereas New Vegas was full of bugs let us hope...

Ardazu
Ardazu

Will there be a smell effect? :)


amar1234
amar1234

havent seen trey and matt since ages, lst time i saw them they  had affros lol.

traitor_651
traitor_651

 "I hope it doesn't get a f***ing four on Gamespot".... XD thats awesome XD

kornasd
kornasd

totally getting it dont even care about gameplay too funny to pass up


krayzie88
krayzie88

Dont have high hopes for this but i'll be very glad if im wrong

senorbusyman
senorbusyman

i cant wait i want south park game to have the season 6 opening

RobDev
RobDev

authentic fart add on for Xbox $25

weetbix23
weetbix23

"I hope we don't get a fucking 4 on Gamespot... that will really piss me off" LOL

RobDev
RobDev

all the fart jokes in the world won't save them if the damn thing gets delayed again!

bouff
bouff

wasn't this video out a few weeks back? I'm sure I seen it on IGN (sorry GS), still can't wait though, March 7th can't come soon enough

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

I recall an earlier interview in which the creators stumped themselves when they had to create the environment for South Park.  They wanted the player to go from, say, Cartman's house to Stan's house, but they had no idea how to do that because they had always just cut to Stan's house.  That amused me.

xeoneex66
xeoneex66

This right here is why South Park is, and will always be unfunny.

deth420
deth420

They should use the esrb's description as their ad campaign.


I already wanted the game, reading that made me want it that much more!

hystavito
hystavito

Then I guess it should be on Xbox One and utilize those rumble triggers.

LowTechGeek
LowTechGeek

@TheDarkSpot  

An objection to fart jokes, coming from a guy who calls himself "The Dark Spot?" Classic.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@weetbix23 This game seems so good it should get thirteen or even farteen out of 10.

el_swanno
el_swanno

Having to actually map out South Park after 16 years was an interesting side effect of this game's development Matt and Trey didn't anticipate.

That map is now canon for the series.

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

@amdreallyfast  

Now they show an actual map in the opening credits of season 17. I recall reading that article too.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@deth420 Lol, in these cases "bad" publicity like the ESRB's description is actually good publicity. In fact, I often get more interested in a game after I have read what ESRB says about it. Most recent example: Saint's Row 4.

cjaaylsrge
cjaaylsrge

@punksterdaddy Yup your one of those who will not ever understand the holy meaning of authenticity in how South Park is so great!

xeoneex66
xeoneex66

@RobDev @xeoneex66  You are right, done right fart jokes can be awesome.  Look at George Carlin, one of the greatest comedians to ever grace the world of comedy.  BUT, shows like South Park, and the creators who are absolutely unfunny, over do them in a not hilarious in any sense of the FART.  Sorry but I can listen to other more humorous places for good fart jokes.  Leave South Park in the trash where it should stay.

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

@cjaaylsrge @punksterdaddy @RobDev  

Tough guy? Embarrassing myself?

Oh and don't be sorry for me, I am a huge South Park fan and will happily defend it as I have been doing this past hour.

I am still waiting to be enlightened by your obvious wisdom and for you to inform us minions, as to what you are banging on about?

For a guy that claims to have so much more "Humour," than us mere mortals, you sure do take it personal when I make a joke at your silly nonsensical comments, (pulled fresh from your own arse) by insulting us for having no sense of humour and calling me tough guy in response?

Yes now you are making loads of sense. Glad you cleared that up!

Do you still feel that South Park for N64 is to be considered a joke, I mean it was but not in the way you seem to think it is?

Have the Japanese started making South Park, has the animation changed lately? Apart from one episode, I think not.

You are clearly wise beyond your years (3), I feel so enlightened now. Kifflom, brother brother.

Who's embarrassing themselves again... Is it still me? Oh no it is now. Hope I wasn't too tough on you, I just can't help it sometimes.

To show I'm not a monster, why don't you join me for a little sing song.

#Kum Bah Yah... No?

(I'm just messing buddy. South Park is aces, my other 35 posts will attest to that)

cjaaylsrge
cjaaylsrge

@punksterdaddy @cjaaylsrge@RobDev Uhh Punksterdaddy? Sorry that you feel the need to embarrass your self over the internet as a tough guy! And I believe you are limited in matters of perspective on how much success goes into a anime creation. Please say more..

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

@cjaaylsrge @punksterdaddy @RobDev  

Again... Please enlighten me? WTF are you talking about?

I suppose you must have a weird sense of humour if you say things like South Park for Nintendo 64 and then consider that some punchline to a joke.

You are truly awesome!

Thank you for teaching me a lesson.

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

@cjaaylsrge @punksterdaddy  

Wait... What?

EDIT: Actually, please can you enlighten me, oh great one? I dose not undrstund?

Chaloner11
Chaloner11

@deth420 @RobDev@xeoneex66 would be best it was 2160p. :)

xeoneex66
xeoneex66

@swagford1780 @xeoneex66 @RobDev  How is that even relevant?  DO I care if they take inspiration from GC? NO I don't, it doesn't change the fact I abslotely despise the TV show as much as I hate the Simpsons now adays.  It's all garbage to me.

swagford1780
swagford1780

@xeoneex66 @RobDev Funny you say George Carlin is great while South Park is trash seeing as how Matt and Trey have been quoted in saying that George Carlin's "Seven Words You Can't Say On Television" was a major inspiration in the creation of the show. They, like Carlin, have constantly pushed the limits of what is acceptable in mainstream media all while making a point for the audience to think about.

Erebus
Erebus

@xeoneex66 I'm so torn... The late George Carlin is the greatest comedian I will probably ever see in my lifetime. ...but South Park is the greatest show I will probably ever see in my lifetime.

I guess we can just agree to disagree.

deth420
deth420

@xeoneex66 @RobDev  

I appreciate that you dont think its funny. but some of us find that the underlying story is what is funny. I can admit im a big fan of *ick and fart jokes, so to me its all around hilarious.


their social commentary is spot on! I would equate it to mike Judges, idiocracy.

RobDev
RobDev

@xeoneex66 @RobDev  i think it is one of the funniest shows i have ever seen. They even made a far better job of their movie than the simpsons did for example.