Ubisoft and South Park Studios announced the launch date for South Park: The Fractured But Whole – it is October 17, 2017. The game has been delayed twice, having first been announced for December 2016, and then first quarter of 2017. There are some pre-order bonuses as well, because why not – those who do pre-order will receive the previous game, The Stick of Truth, for free.
The story in the sequel revolves around the crime wave in South Park, where “havoc and chaos unleash a reign of terror and the seedy underbelly of the city comes alive”. It would appear that the Coon & Friends are needed once more. The players will once again be the New Kid, ready to “discover their backstory, assemble their unique costumes, and harness their fart-based powers from numerous hero classes”. There is supposed to be an “all-new” combat system and a “revamped” looting and crafting system as well, allowing players to craft equipment they might need in battle.
What would a piece of news about release dates be without the listing of various editions. This time there are four: Standard, Gold (including the game, season pass, a steelbook case Steelbook Gold (including the game, season pass, a steelbook case, postcards and in-game costume perks) and Collector’s (including a six inch figure of the Coon). Apart from your free copy of The Stick of Truth, pre-orders will also receive Towelie: Your Gaming Bud, as an exclusive in-game assistant. He should provide some useful advice at key locations. More like walking on sunshine on key locations, amirite!
There is a special edition featuring a remote controlled Coonmobile, for those who want to go with full Coon craziness, and it is a mere $190. After all, every town needs a hero. Every town needs…a Coon.