South Park: The Fractured But Whole Lets You Control Your Sphincter With "Total Ass Control"
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Ubisoft's 2014 South Park game The Stick of Truth contained some pooping minigames and an alien probing sequence where you could control your sphincter, but South Park: The Fractured But Whole goes further. Ubisoft developers revealed during a recent demo that while relieving your bowels, you will be able to manipulate your sphincter however you want.
After plopping down on the toilet in Cartman's house, you push the left and right thumbsticks apart to simulate opening your sphincter. After this, you can twist the left and right thumbsticks to your liking to determine how much excrement is relieved. The character also jostles around on the toilet seat and makes a number of unique sounds during the private moment.
Amazingly, Ubisoft calls this kind of sphincter manipulation "total ass control."
After you've relieved yourself, you can collect some of the items you might have left behind. In the demo I saw, this included stained underwear and a dingleberry. Gross, sure, but it ties into another new system for The Fractured But Whole: crafting.
A developer told GameSpot that one of the main pieces of feedback around The Stick of Truth was that players wanted to be able to do something with the items they found in the world. This is where crafting comes in--even if it's in the form of stained underpants and excrement.
Looting options are scattered throughout South Park--not just in the bathroom. You might find a blindfold in Cartman's mother's bedside nightstand (use your imagination), or semen-stained items inside Cartman's room. We can only imagine what you might craft using these items.
In terms of story, The Fractured But Whole casts players as the "new kid." The kids of South Park want to become superheroes, but, similar to Marvel's Captain America: Civil War, they can't agree on a single direction. As such, they split into two groups--the Freedom Pals and Coon N Friends. In the demo I saw, the new kid teams up with Coon N Friends, led by Cartman. Throughout the game, these two sides do battle to determine which side reigns supreme.
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are heavily involved with the game's production--they also appeared on stage at Ubisoft's E3 briefing this week. The pair have regular meetings with the developers at Ubisoft about the game's story and direction, a developer told GameSpot.
The Fractured But Whole launches on December 6 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Unlike the first game, which was made by Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian Entertainment, the sequel is being made internally by Ubisoft San Francisco.
Check back soon for more on The Fractured But Whole, including details on the game's new combat features and more.