South Park: The Fractured But Whole adds a female protagonist

By James O'Connor
21 June 2016 01:19 GMT

You’ll be able to play as either a boy or a girl in the upcoming South Park game.

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole adds a female protagonist

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have revealed that you’ll be able to choose the gender of the ‘new kid’ this time.

Talking about Marvel’s superhero films, Stone said, “you can tell they stay away from anything too edgy or political. We’ve had this issue. In other video games, you can choose to be black, you can choose to be a girl. In our game, we’re finally gonna do that. You can be a girl. Very revolutionary. Very 2016 of us.”

“In Stick of Truth we got halfway through the game, and we had narratively come up with the big Girls’ Quest halfway through it”, he added. “The Girls were a faction in the fantasy world. And then someone’s like, ‘What if you want to be a girl?’ Narratively, it didn’t work. We’d have to shitcan the whole game. So we just left it the way it was. This time, we obviously wanted to add that.”

“But the boys are little boys, because it’s really a story about little boys running around. So they don’t care about your character being a girl? That seems weird. They always seemed to care about it in the show. Are they dumb about it, and they don’t know? So you’re in hiding? Or do they totally care about that, and totally treat you differently? So we ended up doing those things differently for different characters.”

In South Park: The Stick of Truth, the playable character – referred to as ‘douchebag’ throughout the game – had to be a boy.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole is due on December 6 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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