New South Park: Fractured But Whole Trailer Targets Kanye West's Game About His Mom

Kanye isn't going to be happy.

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Now Playing: South Park: The Fractured But Whole - Game Is Gold Trailer

It's been a long wait for the game, but South Park: The Fractured But Whole has finally gone gold, meaning it's ready to begin being manufactured ahead of its release in October. To mark the occasion, Ubisoft has released a new trailer which--while innocuous on the surface--cracks a joke at the expense of Kanye West and his upcoming video game.

As seen above, the trailer focuses on a talking, chain-wearing gay fish character and his mother. The fish enlists the help of the player's character to ensure the fish's mother gets into heaven; this unfolds through a sequence that's reminiscent of both Flappy Bird and Robot Unicorn Attack. This seems harmless enough, though there are references you may not put together if you aren't caught up on the show or your latest Kanye West game development news.

The fish character is a callback to the Season 13 episode of South Park called "Fishsticks," which originally aired in 2009. In it, the show parodies a song of West's and refers to him as a gay fish. Additionally, remember back to last year, when West revealed the first details and footage of his in-development video game, Only One: The Game, which features his mother (who passed away in 2007) riding to heaven on a unicorn.

If the similarities weren't obvious enough, we know that South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are aware of the connection. During Ubisoft's E3 2016 press conference, they described this scenario from the game. Parker punctuated this by saying, "Y'all just be acting like this s*** is regular," which is precisely what West said when he first showed off his game.

It's no surprise that a South Park game is touching on controversial subjects. Surprisingly, it will not be censored in regions like Australia, as The Stick of Truth was. The Fractured But Whole releases for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 17.

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JakeSpot

I get it! It's really fractured butt hole.

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ThePlantain

I'm not a fan of Kanye, but this is kind of a dick move. Regardless of how much if an annoying arse he is, I wouldn't make fun of a tribute to his mom. That's low.

The blackface thing, well, we'll see how that turns out.

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Yams1980

Kanye west is the gayest fish ever... not that theres anything wrong with that though.

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Panther826

Made Kayne Green like the color of money and his mom a dead gay "black-face" on a unicorn playing flappy bird to get to heaven.. WTF are they thinking? Your not just taking a stab at Kayne, your doing what cartoonists have long stopped doing for certain, racial reasons... This is going to piss off alot of people, especially Kayne ( unless he sold the rights to it )... Theres a line, they crossed it, pissed on it and took a giant turd on it.. All I can say is, prepare for the fall out. Kayne isn't the only one that will rub this the wrong way.

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wicked_laugh

@panther826: it's south park. There is no line. That's kind of their point. There won't be nearly as much fallout (if any). Compared to some of the stuff they've said about Kanye already, this isn't even that bad.

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inebriantia

@wicked_laugh: Exactly, I think the only time they pulled anything was when they started getting death threats from that Muslim extremist and even then I think it was more CC's doing.

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wicked_laugh

@inebriantia: i thought they ended up going through with that episode anyway didn't they? It was the Family Guy one.

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inebriantia

@wicked_laugh: Ok, yeah the 2 part episode 200 and 201 were the big one. After 200 aired, they got the threats, but Trey and Matt still actually gave the footage unedited to CC, and CC then edited it without their permission before airing. They also removed Super Best Friends episode after as well, stating safety concerns for CC creators and employees.

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inebriantia

@wicked_laugh: No it was an episode called 201 or something, one was when Tom Cruise got all the past celebrities to attack south park and it had a parody of justice League but with all religious icons.

I watched it air, but then CC never showed it again. It was a two parter, I think, I'm going to Google it now actually.

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wicked_laugh

@inebriantia: You're right, the one I was thinking about was Super Best Friends where they actually showed Muhammad. Episodes 3-6 of season 10, Cartoon Wars 1-2 (Family Guy ones) and 200-201 dealt with that same topic but CC wouldn't let the uncencsored version be shown and 200 has been pulled for a while now.

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inebriantia

@wicked_laugh: So many episodes it's really hard to keep track of them all honestly. My memory has way too much junk, and porn.. >.>

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jdog2050

This is honestly pretty shitty. Why don't they go ahead and make fun of the couple that made That Dragon Cancer?

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Flyin3lvl

south park TV show just isn't all that anymore, two episodes in and bored

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Addoryan

I just saw an article on this over at PcgamesN, complaining about blackface... bec... because they made his mom black... 0_0

lmfao. I can't even

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jdog2050

@addoryan: Dude, do you seriously not know what blackface is? It's not that they "made his mom black". It's because they gave the mom just about every "mammy/blackface" characteristic you can think of. And that's ON TOP of them making fun of someone's dead mom and their tribute to them. Why don't they make fun of the couple who made That Dragon Cancer? Oh because that would be "punching down".

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John_Matrix_007

So edgy.

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Henchman216

@john_matrix_007: yup that describes your comment to a tee. This video however is hilarious!

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DarthBluntSaber

When isn't Kanye unhappy about something?

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southsouthsac

woooow, that's F'd up.

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JustPlainLucas

Haha, that is genius. Can't wait to play this game!

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gamingdevil800

Perfection.

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lionheartssj1

lol. Really need to catch up on the show.