So The South Park Game Actually Sounds Pretty Great

So The South Park Game Actually Sounds Pretty Great
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The news that KOTOR 2 and Fallout: New Vegas devs Obsidian are working on a South Park RPG seemed…odd. It’s a franchise you wouldn’t think lends itself to the genre, and it is a property that’s not as commercially relevant as it once was.

But hey, it got signed off for a reason, and that reason is that the whole thing sounds like a ton of time, effort and imagination have gone into the project.

The latest issue of Game Informer, which carries the game as its cover feature, is now out, meaning people have their hands on all the info from the title.

The most important pieces of info? South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have written both the script and the dialogue for the game, and also handed off to Obsidian over 15 years worth of assets accrued over the life of the show.

You’ll play as a silent protagonist in an RPG that, rather than simply taking the piss out of video games, will be focusing more on the epicness of the genre. To that end there are character classes, and those classes aren’t “kid, kid, kid and fat kid”, they’re things like Paladin, Wizard, Adventurer and Rogue.

The game will be built on Obsidian’s Dungeon Siege III engine, and combat will be based around that found in games like Paper Mario, in that it’s a turn-based RPG, but you can time button presses to make things more effective/interesting.

There’s plenty more info in the issue of Game Informer, which should be on stands (or at least in subscriber mailboxes) now.

South Park RPG [Game Informer, via NeoGAF]

Comments

  • The more I read, the more I like — with the exception of the Dungeon Siege engine which I thought was all kinds of clunky.

  • read turn based and part of my soul died…

    South Park RPG with Fallout / Skyrim engine, would have been like South Park on n64 but more epic, given that about 75% of south park fans will not have the patience for a turn based game and just mock the fuck out of it… Obsidian are morons… dont get me wrong i love turn based JRPGs as much as anybody else but this is South Park and it needs to be accessible to all audiences and Turn Based does not do that.. Take Fallout 3 as an example

    sighhhh Obsidian add this to your Killed list
    – Kotor2
    – Fallout NV

    thanks assholes

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