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Trey Parker and Matt Stone have never been shy about their love of gaming. From Randy Marsh playing Guitar Hero in his underpants to the legendary "Make Love, Not Warcraft" episode, the comic duo have demonstrated an obvious familiarity with the medium. Now that they've conquered television, film, and Broadway, the next target on their hit list is the gaming industry.
Thanks to a collaboration with THQ and Obsidian, Parker and Stone are writing the script, performing the dialogue, and overseeing the development of South Park: The Game. Unlike the cash-in Acclaim titles from over a decade ago, this ambitious project is a full-scale RPG for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC. As the new kid in South Park, it'll be up to you to make friends and defend the town from a wide range of threats. Be sure to check out our January issue for all the details, as well as an interview with Parker and Stone themselves.
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This issue will begin arriving in subscribers' mailboxes throughout the next week, and you can check out the digital version when it goes live on December 8 December 6 (click here to subscribe to our digital edition).
South Park won't be out until sometime in 2012, but you can check out video interviews, extended info, and more on our hub throughout the month. Stay tuned!
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Oh wow. Never would have guessed that.
Never saw this coming, but I want it. Bad.
If Parker and Stone are writing the entire thing, you know it's going to be absolutely hysterical at the very least. Can't wait to find out more about this.
This is the greatest news I have heard in a while. Trey Parker and Matt Stone are two of the true creative geniuses of our time, and their legendary work ethic will definitely lend this game the edge it needs to be truly great. Here's to the new issue, GI, thanks a lot!
wow, when you said surprising you werent joking lol. looking forward to this already, love SP.