South Park: The Fractured But Whole presents a heroic, potty-mouthed Civil War

By Marshall Lemon, Monday, 13 June 2016 22:29 GMT

Ubisoft’s new South Park RPG introduces a new story and… unique superhero origin stories.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole teases a heroic, potty-mouthed Civil War

South Park: The Stick of Truth was a fantastic game, translating Trek Parker and Matt Stone’s iconic series into a surprisingly authentic and fun fantasy RPG. Now its sequel, The Fractured But Whole, is attempting to repeat the formula by parodying popular superhero movies. And what’s a superhero parody without ridiculous powers, origin stories, and an overwrought Civil War?

Outside of taking the story in a superhero-focused direction, The Fractured But Whole also expand on The Stick of Truth’s turn-based gameplay. Once combat begins, parties are no longer restricted to stay in a single location, and can move around to activate tactical advantages and special moves.

You could push an enemy into an ally to trigger a reflex attack, or knock them into props that cause extra damage. Naturally, each hero’s superpowers will also come into play. The returning “New Kid”, for example, gains the ability to warp space (moving positions) and time (changing combat order)… using his flatulence.

That’s only scratching the surface of what South Park: The Fractured But Whole has planned, like new superhero classes and a surprisingly mundane origin for New Kid’s hero.

But if you enjoyed The Stick of Truth, this sequel seems well-worth looking into. And if you haven’t played the original, you can get a free copy when you preorder The Fractured But Whole today.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole launches for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on December 6, 2016.

Be sure to check out our E3 2016 hub for all the news, videos, screenshots, interviews and much more, live and direct for this year’s show.

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