e3 2016

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Shakes Up Combat, Out This Year

by Ben Reeves on Jun 13, 2016 at 10:36 AM

Get ready to defend South Park with superheroics in The Fractured But Whole.

The next South Park RPG picks up right after the Stick of Truth, but now the kids are playing superheroes instead of fantasy heroes. Trey Parker and Matt Stone took the stage at Ubisoft's E3 press conference to talk about the game and show off a sequence from the game. They also joked that they didn't know the game's story yet, but they're probably still hard at work on the game. There are over a dozen different super-hero classes.

The game’s combat has also evolved a bit as well. Now players can moved around the battlefield on a grid. Players can knock enemies across the board and into other players, and there will also be objects in the environment that you’ll be able to interact with. You’ll also be able to see that turn order on the bottle of the screen kind of like Final Fantasy X, and you’ll be able to manipulate that order using different attacks.

Anyone who buys the Fractured But Whole will get a free copy of Stick of Truth starting today for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The game releases on December 6.