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South Park: The Fractured But Whole Release Date and Trailer

SAN FRANCISCO – May 17, 2017 – Today, Ubisoft® and South Park Digital Studios announced that South Park™: The Fractured But Whole™ will be available at partners across North America and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Asia) on October 17, 2017. From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and developed by Ubisoft San Francisco, The Fractured But Whole is an outrageous sequel to 2014’s award-winning title, South Park™: The Stick of Truth™ and will release on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.

With crime on the rise in South Park, the streets have never been more dangerous. As the sun sets on the quiet Colorado town, havoc and chaos unleash a reign of terror and the seedy underbelly of the city comes alive. The town needs new heroes to rise! Eric Cartman seizes the opportunity to save the town and create the best superhero franchise ever, his own Coon & Friends with himself as the leader, The Coon.

Every superhero has an origin, and Coon & Friends are no different. Continuing in their role as the New Kid, players will discover their backstory, assemble their unique costumes, and harness their fart-based powers from numerous hero classes to create their own original hero. An all-new combat system offers unique opportunities to master space and time while on the battlefield, and a revamped looting and crafting system gives players the freedom to craft their own equipment to aid them in battle.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be available in four editions: Standard, Gold, Steelbook Gold and Collector’s. Anyone who purchases South Park: The Fractured But Whole will receive South Park: The Stick of Truth for free.* If you pre-purchase the game at select partners, you can start playing The Stick of Truth immediately.

All pre-orders will also receive an exclusive in-game assistant, Towelie: Your Gaming Bud. The streets of South Park aren’t as safe as they used to be, and even the most seasoned South Park veteran will need help. Towelie: Your Gaming Bud provides helpful and hilarious advice and commentary to players at key locations throughout the game.

For more information on the South Park: The Fractured But Whole, please visit: www.southparkgame.com

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Conspiracy Trailer

December 7, 2016 – Today, Ubisoft released a new trailer for South Park: The Fractured But Whole.

Developed by South Park Digital Studios and Ubisoft San Francisco, The Fractured But Whole has expanded with more places to explore and greater freedom to customize each players’ character. An all-new combat system offers unique opportunities to master space and time while on the battlefield, and a revamped looting and crafting system gives players the freedom to craft their own equipment to aid them in battle.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Ubisoft Announces PAX West 2016 Lineup

SAN FRANCISCO — August 24, 2016 Today, Ubisoft announced its PAX West 2016 lineup – inviting fans to see an exciting demo of South Park™: The Fractured But Whole™ and get hands on with playable content from For Honor™, Werewolves Within™ and Eagle Flight™ at the Ubisoft booth (#605) in Seattle from September 2-5. Additionally, fans can attend panels for South Park: The Fractured But Whole and Tom Clancy’s The Division™, while attendees looking to get “heads-on” with the newly announced Star Trek™: Bridge Crew™ virtual reality game, can demo it at the Intel (#613) and NVIDIA (#803) booths.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole
Learn the hilarious ways the teams at Ubisoft San Francisco and at South Park Digital Studios collaborated to create South Park: The Fractured But Whole, in a panel titled “From Fart to Feature.” The panel will be moderated by Tim Gettys from “Kinda Funny” and will take place on Friday, September 2from 3-4 pm in the Wyvern Theater at The Westin Seattle Hotel (1900 5th Ave). Members from the Ubisoft development team will share their insights into the process of turning South Park jokes into an authentic, satisfying and hilarious RPG gameplay experience. There will also be special Pinny Arcade official pin giveaways at the panel and at the South Park photo experience on the booth.

Attendees can also try the unique odor virtual reality experience with the Nosulus Rift that is exclusively compatible with the demo of South Park: The Fractured But Whole video game at the Ubisoft booth. Cosplayers can participate in the “Coon and Friends Cosplay Contest” – learn more about the cosplay contest by visiting www.southparkgame.com.

Tom Clancy’s The Division
In Tom Clancy’s The Division, millions of players have banded together and stormed the streets of New York to help restore order to a city that is on the brink of collapse. Fans can get an in-depth look at how the game’s universe was imagined with the “Behind the Scenes – Building a Dystopian New York City” panel on Sunday, September 4 from 3-4 pm in the Hydra Theatre at the Grand Hyatt (721 Pine St). Attendees can sit down with Ubisoft developers for a deep dive into the inspiration and creative process behind this breakout franchise. There will also be special giveaways at the panel for attendees.

For Honor
For Honor will also host a 3-hour segment on PAX’s Twitch stream from 10am-1pm on Saturday, September 3. The stream will showcase a 4v4 Dominion mode competition and a narrative segment with Creative Director Jason Vandenberghe, Voice Director Khris Brown and additional special guests that will dive deeper into how the team brought the heroes of For Honor to life. Finally, attendees will get an early sneak peek of closed alpha content before it goes live on September 15. PAX West attendees can see the narrative segment live at the PAX Arena and online viewers can tune-in from 10am-1pm athttps://www.twitch.tv/pax.

Eagle Flight
Get ready to soar – Eagle Flight will be at the Ubisoft booth for players to experience the freedom of flying via virtual reality. The game lets players become an eagle and fly over Paris and its iconic landmarks 50 years after humans have left, allowing nature and wildlife to take back the city and create a rich playground that offers an incredible experience of free flight and adventure.

Werewolves Within
Werewolves Within, the online VR game of social deduction and competitive spirit, will be on the show floor for all to experience. Werewolves Within is one of the first multiplayer social VR experience, players are transported to the medieval village of Gallowston where they must uncover the werewolves that have been terrorizing the townsfolk. Townsfolk or werewolf, players can practice their interrogation or deception skills at the Ubisoft booth.

Star Trek™: Bridge Crew™
Explore the final frontier as a member of the Federation in the VR game, Star Trek™: Bridge Crew™.Players are placed directly on the bridge of the Starfleet ship U.S.S. Aegis, in the Captain, Helm, Tactical or Engineer positions. Each role is crucial to the success of the various missions players face and only by working together can the crew complete their objectives. Star Trek™: Bridge Crew™ will be playable at the Intel booth (#613) and NVIDIA booth (#803).

PAX West attendees can take advantage of pre-order incentives at the Amazon Pre-Order Store at the Ubisoft booth. The first 1,000 fans who pre-order For Honor and Watch_Dogs® 2 respectively, will receive redeemable CrowdTwist cards, and South Park: Fractured But Whole pre-orders will receive a special Coon patch to stick on their favorite superhero gear.

Visit the UbiBlog at http://www.ubiblog.com for exclusive news and features from PAX West.

Introducing Nosulus Rift for South Park: The Fractured But Whole

August 12, 2016 – Introducing the Nosulus Rift, an immersive new gaming experience exclusive to South Park: The Fractured But Whole. View the video now, and check out the experience this month at Gamescom and PAX West.

Pre-order South Park: The Fractured But Whole from the Uplay Shop now to receive a free copy of South Park: The Stick of Truth and other exclusive items: http://store.ubi.com/south-park

About South Park: The Fractured But Whole
In the quiet mountain town of South Park, darkness has spread across the land. A new power is rising to combat this evil. An entire squad of superheroes will rise, led by a nocturnal scavenger sworn to clean the trash can of South Park society.

The kids are playing superheroes, and Cartman is determined to turn Coon and Friends into the biggest superhero franchise of all time. However, the villainous Professor Chaos emerges with an evil plan to eliminate Coon and Friends. The heroes need to work as a team to fight the chaos and terror that that grips the town.

From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, comes South Park™: The Fractured But Whole™, a sequel to South Park™: The Stick of Truth™, winner of 25 video game awards.

Players will once again assume the role of the New Kid. As the newest member of Coon and Friends, you must create your own superhero, build up your notoriety, and use your superpowers to save South Park. Only then will Coon and Friends take their rightful place as the greatest team of superheroes ever assembled, and get the movie deal they so richly deserve. In a city gripped by chaos, Coon and Friends rise to save the day.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Behind the Scenes Trailer

Today during a panel at San Diego Comic Con, we released a new video asset for South Park: The Fractured But Whole.

On December 6, Ubisoft will release the highly-anticipated follow-up to the award-winning “South Park: Stick of Truth” as a digital download and at retailers on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. Also available will be two collectibles, the RC Coon Bundle exclusively from Amazon and the Fart Pillow exclusively from GameStop.

Ubisoft Announces E3 2016 Presence and Return of Ubisoft Lounge

SAN FRANCISCO — June 2, 2016 — Today, Ubisoft reveals its plans for E3 2016, where its creative teams will proudly present highly anticipated titles such as Watch Dogs 2, For Honor™ or Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands. They’ll also detail new content coming for live games and – as usual – unveil some surprises.

The week will kick off with Ubisoft’s E3 2016 Conference, taking place on Monday, June 13 starting at 1 p.m. PDT and preceded by a 30-minute pre-show. E3 attendees can experience Ubisoft games at its booth (booth #1023, South Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center) from June 14 – 16. More than 1,700 fans also have the opportunity to play Ubisoft games and meet the development teams at the fourth-annual Ubisoft Lounge.

“E3 is always a very special moment when everyone in the entertainment business does their best to amaze and engage gamers. For Ubisoft’s teams, it’s a period of pride and of anxious anticipation because they are finally showing off the games they’ve poured so much passion into, and receiving feedback from players and peers. Our industry has evolved so much in the past 30 years, but what hasn’t changed is my love and respect for the limitless passion and talent of developers and players alike,” said Yves Guillemot, co-founder and CEO, Ubisoft. “The video game industry continues to enjoy strong momentum, with powerful new platforms that enable more creativity, expression and imagination. More than ever, video games are showing how they will shape the future of entertainment. I can’t wait to be at E3 and see what the future has in store.”

Ubisoft E3 2016 Conference

Actress and comedian Aisha Tyler hosts her fifth Ubisoft E3 Conference, which will include all new trailers and gameplay demos for upcoming Ubisoft games. The conference will be broadcast live and on demand on Ubisoft.com, Ubisoft’s YouTube channel as well as on its Twitch channel.

Ubisoft Booth — #1023, South Hall, LACC

E3 attendees can visit the Ubisoft booth to further explore the lineup, which includes:

  • For Honor™: Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, For Honor drops gamers into the chaos of a raging battlefield during an ongoing war between three Great Factions: the bold Knights, the brutal Vikings and the enigmatic Samurai. For every battle, players can choose which warrior they want to embody amongst the unique Heroes from this pantheon, using their distinct skills and weapons to fight for land, people and honor, decimating all soldiers, archers and opposing Heroes who stand in their way.
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands: Set a few years from now, Ghost Recon Wildlands lets players lead a team of Ghosts, a four-player U.S. Elite Special Operations unit, on a covert mission to eliminate the Santa Blanca drug cartel, an underworld power and growing global threat within Ubisoft’s imagining of an incredibly beautiful, yet dangerous Bolivia.
  • South Park™ The Fractured But Whole™: Delve into the crime-ridden underbelly of South Park as the newest member of Coon & Friends. As the New Kid, players must harness their super powers to fight crime and become part of the most beloved superhero franchise of all time.
  • Eagle Flight™: Developed exclusively for virtual reality, players will soar over the skies of Paris as an eagle and experience the freedom of flight. Players take on enemies in fast-paced multiplayer battles for up to 3v3 or level-up flying skills in single player to navigate their eagle gracefully through the city’s most iconic landmarks.

Special guests will be in attendance and a jam-packed program of performances is scheduled throughout the week.

Ubisoft Lounge

For the fourth year in a row, Ubisoft is welcoming some of its biggest fans to E3 by inviting them to the Ubisoft Lounge. More than 1,700 fans will visit this pop-up event being held nearby the Los Angeles Convention Center. At the Ubisoft Lounge, fans will have hands-on time with games from Ubisoft’s E3 lineup, as well as time to discuss their favorite titles with Ubisoft’s teams, attend master classes, compete against other fans and win prizes. Fifty fan ambassadors, the “Star Players” from around the world, also will join Ubisoft for full access to this year’s E3. These Star Players are chosen from among the most dedicated of Ubisoft’s fans. The Ubisoft Lounge will open its doors Tuesday, June 14 at 2 p.m. PDT and close Wednesday, June 15 at 6 p.m. PDT. On Tuesday, starting at 8:30 p.m. PDT, a Special Ops Night will gather development teams from Tom Clancy’s The Division, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon®Wildlands for a 90 minute livestream with on-site fans (Visit ubisoftlounge.com for more information).

Anyone interested in all the information about Ubisoft at E3 can:

  • Follow the #UbiE3 hashtag on Twitter
  • Tune into our conference and coverage live from the Ubisoft Booth and Ubisoft Lounge on Twitch on Tuesday June 14th at 12 p.m. PDT.
  • Watch all Ubisoft’s videos and trailers from E3 that will be available on YouTube.
  • Go to Ubisoft.com and the UbiBlog which will have the latest info during the show.

Zen Studios South Park Pinball Pack Review

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Zen Studios sure makes a mean pinball. No other company has been able to nail down the physics of a shiny little ball the way they have. They have executed this so well that if I find I like it on one system I tend to pick it up on others. Hence, this is a review of Zen Studios South Park Pinball Tables for the iOS, PS3 and Xbox One.

Description:

Team up with Cartman, Kyle, Stan and Kenny in this ultimate South Park pinball experience! Let your balls fly with classic South Park moments and characters…even ManBearPig. We’re super cereal. Hey fellas! It’s Butters’ Very Own Pinball Game! Join your favorite 4th-grader in this epic pinball adventure. Take on the Coon & Friends as Professor Chaos, steal the Future Telling Device from the girls, and save Imaginationland as the Chosen One!

Hands On:

Well by the introduction and the number of systems I am reviewing it should be pretty obvious I found the game super sweet guys. First one I tested was the PS3 which I had to give a little dust-off since I hadn’t had a review on it in a while and I mostly play Zen Pinball on the Xbox 360. That being said I kind of like the slightly smaller size of the PS3 controller for the game since it doesn’t require many buttons in the first place, the controls with the iOS were a little too small for great comfort but the portability trade off made it completely worth the purchase. The Xbox One controller is still comfortable and the distance between the flippers and the feedback when you bumped the table gave it the most realistic feel even if they were all about equally realistic in play.

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On the topic of realism the ball physics model is spot on as usual and they do things that only video games can do, like completely animating the board – this is totallt unrealistic but a ton of fun. Since it is based on South Park, an animated television series, that makes it even better with the characters spread all over the tables doing silly things that you are used to from the often outrageous show. You can expect Cartman to say “weak dude” when you lose your ball, you can watch Terrance and Phillip fart on each other and the other characters say and do all the things we have come to love them for. To give away too much would be to spoil the fun surprise that will crack you up when you hear or see it. I can say though that you get to hear the theme to South Park the whole time on one table and the Butters’ theme on the other one which is fun to play in the background even when taking a break from the game. Also there is a Mr. Hanky multiball, yeah they went there.

 

The South Park table is a long table with about a medium complication to it while the Butters table is a little longer table with a classic, simpler design that goes well with Butters and his simpler look at life. There are tons of sound clips from the series all through both tables. While Zen Studios hasn’t put out a bad table that I have played yet – there just seems a little extra magic playing with these characters.

The only complaint I would have is that there are only two tables instead of the four or five that often come out in a set but the price is reduced to reflect the lack of tables at least. I really couldn’t get enough on the subject matter anyways.

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Last Call:
South Park Pinball Pack from Zen Studios is an amazing mesh of great pinball physics with South Park hilarity. I can play the tables over and over again, so much so that I have it on iOS so I can play it on the go, PS3 in case I want to play it between Destiny sessions, and Xbox One for when I am taking a break from from pretty much everything else I am playing or watching. Now that I have my PS4 sitting next to me in the box you can bet that will be next on my Zen Pinball downloads and the South Park tables will probably not be far behind…

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South Park: The Stick of Truth Review (PC)

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“South Park” first aired on August 13, 1997 and was a huge hit for Comedy Central. The show blended youthful innocence with delightfully crass, satirical, and often-times controversial takes on situations that we all experienced as children growing up, and even events taken from the headlines of the day. Many might not know that South Park originally came from two stop-motion, animated shorts – one of which, “The Spirit of Christmas“, became what Wikipedia calls “one of the first viral videos”. Since 1997, the IP has expanded into a multitude of other media, including video games. South Park: The Stick of Truth is the latest video game coming from the IP, and may just be the absolute best game of 2014 depending on how the rest of the year’s releases go. Heck, I would say it’s probably the best game I have played since Bioshock Infinite, which released in March of last year.

South Park: The Stick of Truth starts of with an epic, Ralph Bashki style cartoon prologue telling about the “Stick of Truth”. Then, the player gets to customize their character with a generator similar to the Avatar Creator over at the official South Park website. At that point, the game’s incredible art design comes into play and it genuinely appears as though you are watching an episode of the TV show. I give huge kudos to Ubisoft, Obsidian, and Matt Stone & Trey Parker for not trying to turn the franchise into some sort of a first-person experience. South Park: The Stick of Truth, is probably the best adaptation of its source material into a video game that I have ever seen. Moving your character is done with the WASD array and control of your selections and actions is done with your mouse. Your character is the “new kid”, just moved in from out of town for mysterious reasons. Ordered by your parents to leave the house and make friends, you encounter the gang of children playing a LARP (live-action roleplaying game) where two factions vie for control of the Stick of Truth. Of course, like in any episode of South Park, things always get blown way out of proportion, and you are in for an absolute treat – especially if you have watched the show since the beginning.

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The game’s creators had 17 years of South Park lore to comb through in their efforts to build the game’s story and flesh-out its world, and they use just about everything in doing so. Literally, the entire town of South Park (and then some) is yours for the exploring. Throughout your travels, you will have to pick up and loot items, weapons, character and item modifications, and more which you can use or sell at various vendors for cash. At its core, South Park: The Stick of Truth houses an excellently done Final Fantasy style combat system. Combat is turn-based, based on order of combat initiative, and the player selects actions or defends as they see fit. To make combat more engaging, the player has to pay attention while attacking or defending, as each actions has its own key or mouse click combination associated with it. Once selected, the player has to pull off this combination, or the action is much less effective. The same goes for defense – in order to block incoming attacks, you have to click the right mouse button when impact is imminent.

If South Park: The Stick of Truth on the Windows PC platform has any negatives, its that the combat control combinations are a bit confusing  – especially when using combat abilities for the first time. You have to very carefully read the white text at the bottom of the screen to get an idea of the controls for each move – and some instructions are just not verbose enough. Still, after a while, you will get the hang of it and the game has a nice way of easing you into combat with in-line tutorials that don’t take you out of the experience.

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The voice cast is pulled straight from the South Park TV show, and there really isn’t anything more to say about them other than they are all absolutely brilliant in their roles. They go a long way in selling the idea that you are “playing” an episode of the TV show. As I have grown up watching the show, I have found myself steadily gaining a bond with the character of Randy Marsh, and I loved the sequences when you get to team up with him, “butt” I digress…

[ezcol_1half]Pros

  • 17 Years of South Park History
  • Storyline/Plot
  • Dialog/Voice Acting
  • Graphics/Art Design
  • Gameplay
  • Funny as Hell
[/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end]Cons

  • Combat move control explanations lack verbosity at the beginning of the game
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Overall, South Park: The Stick of Truth has been an absolute blast to play. From start to finish, the game took me about 13 hours, and I did most of the side quests I could find. I just hope we don’t have to wait so long now for the boys’ next adventure. Thankfully, it doesn’t look like we will as the game’s menu system has an option for downloadable content. Now that the base software has been laid out, it is my hope that they will offer new, episodic adventures using the show and game assets at a much higher turnover rate. If you are a fan of the show, or great turn-based role playing games, or simply love dark humor, you owe it to yourself to purchase South Park: The Stick of Truth.

**NOTE: This is a mature game. You will see things in it that you cannot un-see, or that you probably don’t want your child to un-see… You have been warned!

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