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South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Creators Matt Stone And Trey Parker Reveal Original Title, Discuss Gameplay
by Elise Favis on Jul 23, 2016 at 07:10 AM
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft San Francisco
Release:
Rating: Mature
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

At San Diego Comic-Con, a new making of video was revealed for Ubisoft's South Park: The Fractured But Whole, where creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker discuss the ups and downs of its development. They also bring up that the title we know today wasn't necessarily their first choice.

The upcoming tactical RPG, which is filled with a mix of both outrageous scenarios and hilarity, sees Cartman and his friends lampoon the world of superheroes and parody Marvel's Civil War. It takes place right after the events of The Stick of Truth, where the kids form their own superhero team called Coon and Friends.

The making of video has Stone and Parker, along with Ubisoft developers, discuss their experiences creating the game. Many explain that refining the combat was one of the tougher tasks. "You want it to be complex enough to be fun and challenging and have strategies, but you also want it to be simple enough that it looks like South Park and it is still just fun," says Parker. While the turn-based formula will return, a more tactical approach was taken, where you'll have to think a few moves ahead.

Near the end of the video, Stone and Parker unveil that The Fractured But Whole originally had the title of The Butt Hole of Time, however retailers wouldn't allow the term "butt hole" to fly as a title. So, the two had to be creative, which finally resulted in the final title we know now.

The Fractured But Whole releases December 6 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Check out our preview from E3 for an extended look at characters, the tactical gameplay, and comedic storyline.