South Park: Stick of Truth still on track for 2013

Ubisoft confirms Obsidian Entertainment's role-playing game still scheduled to launch later this year.

South Park: The Stick of Truth will launch in 2013 as previously announced, an Ubisoft representative confirmed with Videogamer today.

No further update on how the game is progressing was provided, but the representative said South Park: The Stick of Truth is still "scheduled for release in calendar 2013."

Ubisoft purchased the game for $3.2 million in January as part of the THQ bankruptcy auction.

South Park: The Stick of Truth was supposed to launch March 5, 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. If past arrangements still hold, downloadable content for the game will come first to Xbox Live.

Former publisher THQ delayed the game in November, with then-president Jason Rubin saying he believes the game has the potential to be one of 2013's biggest.

"I believe South Park's market opportunity is significant," Rubin said at the time. "It is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated titles of calendar 2013. It is also an expansive title, encompassing multiple television seasons' worth of content. THQ is committed to giving gamers no less than the rich South Park game they have been waiting for and deserve."

South Park: The Stick of Truth is one of three titles developer Obsidian Entertainment is currently working on. The studio is also building isometric role-playing game Project Eternity and a next-generation title.

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deathwish026
deathwish026

omg cant wait to pay £40 for a crappy 2d side scroller with 4 hours worth of content and constantly repeated lines!!! (ime trolling btw folks).... or am i ?

granola_goodnes
granola_goodnes

Thank god this game didn't end up in development hell...

Boddicker
Boddicker

I'm some what intrigued by this solely because of Obsidian's involvement.  Will have to wait and see.........

00Joseph00
00Joseph00

At first I read it as "South Park: SICK of Truth"

SteinerRecliner
SteinerRecliner

The last South Park game I bought was South Park Rally for PS1. That was forever ago I know, but that game left a sour taste in my mouth. This one looks like it might be the South Park game we have all been waiting for though.

KamikazeDonut
KamikazeDonut

Does this mean we'll finally get to see some gameplay footage in the next few months?

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Glad to hear it is coming along, still want to see a sample quest to see how it plays.

Aphyosemion
Aphyosemion

This looks absolutely epic.  I can't wait to see the reviews.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I was wondering what was going on with it. Cause after Ubisoft purchased it from THQ, the game went dark.

timdogg42069
timdogg42069

I hope Ubisoft doesn't release this, then a Cartman trilogy, then a new game year after year after year like Assassin Creed.

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

It is really good news that The Stick of Truth will be released. I'm truly happy about it but...

It was set for a Spring release, that would have been better for everyone concerned. Now it is set for later in 2013? That is a bad move!

If it was released sooner, then people would pick it up. Now however, it is likely set for Q3 release, which means it will be up against GTA V in store? Then who is going to buy it?

I have been eager for this for quite some time, if it is released approximately around the time of GTA V, then I wouldn't bother with it until GTA was finished! Judging how long that seems to be, it could be a while... possibly 2014 before I buy it or play it?

It is the same every year, nothing I really want to play, then Autumn comes along and I can't choose?

I understand the reasons for it's delay, I understand why they favour a Autumn release, rather than Spring or Summer! I just don't want it released in the Q3 window, along side everything else?

I want this game to succeed but I fear it will be snubbed, thanks to an over crowded market and GTA V!? Therefore Ubisoft will not be keen on backing further titles like The Stick of Truth in the future?  

MotRFalcon
MotRFalcon

Does anyone actually care about this game? Its a 99% chance the game is going to be complete garbage anyway...

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

@deathwish026

No one here gives a shit!

(That was a wee joke... or was it?) Heh heh.

Yuusha09
Yuusha09

@KamikazeDonut From what I've seen it's your standard turn based rpg, the abilities and spells are taken from the South Park series.

rktPYZQShWz
rktPYZQShWz

@timdogg42069 Ubisoft Rep: "Due to the success of South Park: Stick of Truth we plan to release a new South Park game ever year!"

Polygon_Pariah
Polygon_Pariah

@MotRFalcon 

I care.  I think its just painfully obvious you got a beef with southpark. teach us a lesson and don't play it but quit moaning about it.

PsykoSnake
PsykoSnake

@MotRFalcon  I'm assuming you haven't been following this game then? Matt and Trey (South Park creators, writers and voices) are *heavily* involved in the games development.

Tripwolf
Tripwolf

@MotRFalcon The game looks pretty awesome. It's like classic Final Fantasy meets South Park.

Uri-Z
Uri-Z

@Yuusha09 @KamikazeDonut I wouldn't call it a standard turnbased rpg because those games are hard to come by these days, let's call it classic turnbased rpg from now on. 

Been waiting for a decent tb-rpg since the psx days... Never thought South Park would bring it though..

MotRFalcon
MotRFalcon

@spoonybard-hahs @MotRFalcon I personally never saw anyone say that about Arkham. But I do see what your saying batman games to that point have been really bad. Only difference is no one was really expecting anything special from Arkham so it came out of no where. People are for whatever reason are setting their expectations for this game ridiculously high for this game and are setting themselves up for disappointment. I could be completely wrong and if I am I'll come back and eat crow. As of right now though my opinion is what it is.

MotRFalcon
MotRFalcon

@Polygon_Pariah @MotRFalcon I have no beef whatsoever with South Park. I actually enjoy the show as I am a fan of satire type of comedy. I just find it funny that people are expecting this game to be really great when it's most likely going to be as good as the other South Park games that have been released in the past, which isn't very good... I'm getting a serious Duke Nukem Forever vibe about the whole thing to be honest. 

So no, me expecting a game of a good TV show to be garbage is in no way "painfully obvious" of me having a beef with South Park the TV show. Good show doesn't = good game. Quite the opposite most of the time.

MotRFalcon
MotRFalcon

@PsykoSnake @MotRFalcon That's going to make it a good game? I didn't know Matt and Trey were known as great game developers... Their have been plenty of South Park games in the past and they've all been horrid. I see no reason this will be any different from what I've heard/seen.

Zevvion
Zevvion

@Uri-Z @Yuusha09 @KamikazeDonut Since the PSX days? 

You must've missed the PS2. It had a gazillion turn based RPG's.

And while they are more rare, they are still being made. There are plenty on current gen systems.

Zevvion
Zevvion

@Gamer_4_Fun @Aphyosemion No, not really. Poor reviews are beyond opinion. When games get a 1-2 star or 1-4.0 rating something is wrong with it, other than the person who reviewed it not being into it.

Also, you can make educated guesses, but generally you can never be sure what game is going to turn out good. Especially with a game that has so little footage about how it actually plays like The Stick of Truth, it's very unwise to just 'get it' because it sounds fun.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

@Aphyosemion I take reviews with nothing but a grain of salt, I enjoyed a ton of games with very poor reviews. Makes sense, the person who reviewed might not liked it, but being a different individual with different tastes, I liked it.

MotRFalcon
MotRFalcon

@punksterdaddy@MotRFalcon@weetbix23@Polygon_PariahThe only one talking out the ass here is you...

You say that you know what I said yet still get good written comedy confused with having a deep/engaging/intriguing storyline. My statement is true, South Park won't be winning any awards for its plot and that's not why people watch it.

Yup you caught me. I made up the whole going to work/sleeping/having a life thing so I could avoid answering his question, just to later answer his question...You're an idiot the likes I've never seen before. The last 2 comments I received were from  @paxusromanus and you, I answered both of you once I got home from work and didn't troll away at any other comments during that time frame. All my previous comments came before I went to bed with the 3 I made yesterday coming after work. Just like today's... Speaking of trolling, would you care to point out said "trolling away" comments that I supposedly made? The only comment that I have made that's even remotely trolly is my original one. After that all I've done is reply to others replying to me. Read those comments, if that's trolling then I'd hate to see what you call actual trolling.

EVERY game promises to be a good. That doesn't mean they keep that promise. Why do you think any game gets the green light? Because someone somewhere thought that the game could be good. So this is a moot point.

I never asked what you thought of "Tenorman's Revenge" nor do I care if you ever bought it. I brought up "Tenorman's Revenge" for 2 reasons.

1.) To prove how much BS you were spewing. I quote "by comparing it to other older titles, which were made by other developers and had virtually NO INPUT from Matt & Trey!" The fastest way to get any argument destroyed is to state false facts. At that point you lost whatever credibility you had. You said something about talking out the ass? Maybe next time you'll do some research.

2.) To further prove my point that  Matt and Trey having input on a game doesn't mean gold standard in terms of a gameplay or storyline standpoint. Tenorman proved this.

The simple fact is, I came in here and stated in a public comment section MY OPINION and then defended MY OPINION yet you are bewildered as to why I'm defending MY OPINION... I don't care If you people buy this game, do what you want. People could have just ignored my comments and moved on but if someone is going to question me then I'm going to answer. That's what I did. Not once did I make a reply to someone who didn't first reply to me...

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

@MotRFalcon @punksterdaddy @weetbix23 @Polygon_Pariah

You are talking out of your arse again.

I know what you said, I even retyped it in my comment. I said Family Guy as a joke because South Park famously ripped into it.

The reason you gave for not answering @paxusromanus is utter nonsense! As you managed to keep trolling away at other comments after it was posted. So using work or "Having a life," is bloody stupid...

Yes it isn't guaranteed to be a great game. Yet it promises to be. I like the look of it, the sound of it. Yet when Tenorman's revenge was announced, I wasn't in the slightest. Even when it was on sale at half price, I wasn't interested.

This game is nothing like that. It looks promising! That is key, it looks good. You wrote it off almost immediately!

The simple fact is, you came into a page about South Park and said...

"Does anyone actually care about this game? Its a 99% chance the game is going to be complete garbage anyway..."

Yet you seem bewildered that people are defending it? A 99% chance it will be garbage? Please explain that one? 

MotRFalcon
MotRFalcon

@punksterdaddy@MotRFalcon@weetbix23@Polygon_PariahAre you? I said ENGAGING story telling! Did you miss that part? Sorry but South Park is no Lord of the Rings, Star Wars (original trilogy), Final Fantasy 6 or 7 etc...<---Engaging!

 South Park is known for its edgy and often satire form of comedy NOT its story sorry.  Did you even bother reading my other comments? You seem to confuse comedy with deep story telling. Why would you even bring up Family Guy as a possible answer from me? 

You're right I haven't answered @paxusromanus yet because, Oh I don't maybe I had to work/sleep/have a life. 

I've watched all the trailers for it and I did read the article above. I have a feeling the game will be carried by its comedy. Being a game, that's not a good thing. 

If by having no input in the previous South Park games you mean actually having input then you are correct. Just look at the last South park game released in 2012 Tenorman's Revenge. They wrote the script and did voice work! http://www.southparkstudios.com/news/411444/is-that-new-audio-and-dialogue-in-tenormans-revenge



punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

@MotRFalcon @weetbix23 @Polygon_Pariah

Are you serious?

"South Park isn't exactly known for its engaging story telling." you said.

Do you even watch the show? Their story telling, as you put it, is really good and it can be really quite clever sometimes too!

So what is your idea of "Good Story Telling," then? Please tell me, I am eager to hear it? Please don't say Family Guy! lol.

Oh and I notice you haven't gave @paxusromanus an answer yet? Why would that be?

Have you actually read anything about this game, perhaps a video from last year's E3 even? If you had then I doubt you wouldn't be saying these things? Try reading the article posted above, perhaps google it and find more info...?

Then you can decide what to expect, by basing  your feelings, on this actual game and not solely judging this, by comparing it to other older titles, which were made by other developers and had virtually NO INPUT from Matt & Trey!

I was sceptical on hearing about Stick of Truth, until I heard and saw more about it. Now I am very keen and very much looking forward to playing...

The Stick of Truth.

...As are 99% of the people here!

MotRFalcon
MotRFalcon

@weetbix23 @MotRFalcon @Polygon_Pariah I know Matt and Trey are overlooking that doesn't mean it will be a good game... Sorry to say but South Park isn't exactly known for its engaging story telling. 

Obsidian has been hit or miss with a lot of their games. Started out strong with KotoR 2 and Never Winter Nights 2. Then released Alpha Protocal = bad game. Fallout New Vegas = mediocre game. Dungeon Siege 3 = bad game. Now they are working on this. So their is reason for concern, It's not like Obsidian just churns out masterpiece after masterpiece.

My opinion, this game isn't going to be worth that $60 price point.

weetbix23
weetbix23

@MotRFalcon @Polygon_Pariah 

If you knew anything about this game wouldn't be saying that, Matt and Trey are not developing the game they are overlooking things, they are letting the pros at Obsidian do all the developing, the are however in charge of the story. It is pretty much going to be playing out an episode. I'm not at all excited about GTA coz although the last one got a 10 on this website I thought it sucked heaps. Ill pick this over GTA any day 

MotRFalcon
MotRFalcon

@paxusromanusOh and can you guys give me your reasons on why it won't suck??? Besides the 2 reasons everyone else is giving me?

MotRFalcon
MotRFalcon

@paxusromanus@MotRFalcon Have you not read my other comments??? 

You guys have given me as many reasons as to why it could be good as I've given to you as to why it could be bad.  So far all I've heard is Matt and Trey are involved. (They were involved in last years "Tenorman's Revenge" as well. How did that turn out?) And that Obsidian is working on the game. (I've said in a previous post that doesn't guarantee anything as they are a hit or miss studio as of late.)

1.)They are using the old "final fantasy" battle style. It's been done hundreds of times. If they don't throw in something new, refreshing, or innovative it could become very bland very quickly for RPG players. (I make games on RPG maker, so this is big for me.) Obsidian has never done a 2-D side-scroller with this type of battle system and if they can't offer me something better than an average RPG Maker games battle system then IMO they failed this aspect of the game. Can they avoid repetitiveness? Can they keep the combat balanced?

2.) The game is being OVERHYPED by everyone... This isn't really even a problem with the game itself but the fans. Being overhyped is never a good thing as it almost always leads to disappointment. Look at some of the past overhyped games that failed to live up to expectations: Duke Nukem: Forever, Alpha Protocal, Ninja Gaiden 3, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Final Fantasy 13, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Sim City, Dungeon Siege 3, That's just off the top of my head. Word of advice for anyone looking forward to this game, aim low with your expectations. Other wise you're just setting yourself up for a let down. No matter how good it  maybe you will never be able to enjoy it as much as you could have with low expectations. I got burned just recently with Alien Colonial Marines. I was thinking just like you guys. Great E3 footage, great trailers, devs that had a passion for the universe they were working with, solid studio in GearBox working on it. "No way it could be bad." You all know how that ended...

This is all obviously my opinion.  I don't want this game to fail or anything like that. If I'm wrong and it ends up being a fantastic game look for me in the comments section of the written review, as I said before I'll eat crow as they say. Can I expect the same from you guys If I'm right? ;3

This is my last comment on the matter, peace...


Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@MotRFalcon @PsykoSnake They're good writers.

Which means the game will have good writing at a minimum.

Obsidian are good RPG developers.

What more do you need?

paxusromanus
paxusromanus

@MotRFalcon   not trying to hate on you, but you really havent stated why you think its gonna suck.

paxusromanus
paxusromanus

@MotRFalcon  Okay then since our reasons for why it WILL be good dont seem to satisfy you, please tell me why is it that you are convinced it will be poor in quality. At least there are legit reasons to be optimistic for success, i haven't seen you mention anything to make me believe you are anything but a simple hater.

MotRFalcon
MotRFalcon

*going to be a masterpiece as they have been hit or miss, mostly miss as of late. Also you dont know anything about me so please don't act like you do.

MotRFalcon
MotRFalcon

You think this is the first time the creator of a tv show has been heavily involved in a game adaption of said show? It doesn't gurantee anything and if you think it does then you're more naive than I thought. I stated just below in another reply that having obsidion developing also doesn't mean it goingto be

PsykoSnake
PsykoSnake

@MotRFalcon @PsykoSnake  Yes, it will make it a good game. Matt and Trey had 0 (ZERO) to do with any of the other South Park games. Also, the devs themselves are competent, no other south park game has been done by a good dev team. You are just one of those people who likes to complain about every thing I suppose.