South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone took the stage at MS's E3 press event to chat about South Park: The Stick of Truth, stating that they wanted to make sure a South Park RPG really made players feel as if they were in the game.
The duo discussed mapping out the game with Obsidian, and how they worked really hard to make it distinctive as possible. DLC released for the game will arrive on XBL first and will contain Kinect functionality.
Upon release, the game will contain some 360-exclusive features, as well as the follow, which we pulled from the press release:
- Good Times With Weapons Pack - Exclusive weapons and costumes when you preorder South Park: The Stick of Truth. The Good Times With Weapons Pack, based on one of the most popular South Park episodes of all time, includes destructive items no fourth-grade martial artist should be without. With the Bulrog Chicken Attack, summon the devastating ninja powers of Bulrog and turn your feeble enemies into chickens! BLAM! "Nya-nya-nya-nya-na naa! Now you are a chicken!" With Cartman's Kick-Ass Sai, the ultimate weapon of destruction, penetrate even the most evil of villains! Harness the fiery sting of the Sai to slash and cut your way through South Park. Rounding out the Good Times With Weapons Pack is the Samurai Costume. Show off your brute muscle with this bad-ass getup, complete with samurai headgear, a super-sweet cape, and the toughest cardboard armor this side of Takagawa. Suit up, and prepare to unleash the ultimate pwnage.
- Mysterion Superhero Pack (Xbox 360 Exclusive) -The Xbox 360 exclusive pre-order item for South Park: The Stick of Truth is The Mysterion Superhero Pack. With your Superhero Costume, suit-up as the next South Park superhero! It's the perfect disguise for fighting your mortal enemies and keeping South Park safe. Also, harness the elusive power of Mysterion with the Mysterion Special Attack. South Park's protector unleashes a deadly combination of stealth and firepower -- your enemies won't know what hit them. Finally, slash the darkness with the diabolical switchblade, the Dagger of Cthulhu. It's the same weapon used to stab and kill Mysterion in the twisted classic episode "Mysterion Rises." And now... the fate of the Cult of Cthulhu lies in your hands.
- South Park DLC on Xbox 360 First - The first three downloadable episode packs for South Park: The Stick of Truth will be available first on Xbox 360. These episodes are standalone adventures featuring their own stories, taking you to places in South Park you've never been before.
- South Park: Better With Kinect - Taunt your enemies, and launch attacks with your voice. Finally, for the first time in South Park history, you can call Cartman a "fat ass," and he'll respond.
A gameplay demo was shown which included a few cutscenes. Check out the E3 2012 trailer below.
Game's out March 5, 2013.