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Obsidian and THQ releasing... a South Park RPG?

Love Fallout, but wish there were more Cheesie Poofs, subversive political commentary, and talking pieces of poop? Rejoice, for Game Informer has revealed South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are working with THQ and Obsidian to develop a full-scale South Park RPG for PS3 and Xbox 360. No, we didn't see it coming, either.

Slated for a 2012 release, South Park: The Game will be written, co-produced and voiced by Parker and Stone. In it, players will visit the legendary central Colorado locale as a new kid who must defend the town and its absurd residents from a variety of dangers (*crosses fingers* Imaginationland). Newcomers will be interact and fight with (or against) recognizable characters from the show, although an official list of appearances has not been released. For now, let's just assume "all of them." More information is expected in the next issue of Game Informer, which will have the cast gracing the cover.

Parker and Stone have expressed their love for video gaming many times in South Park's past. Some of the most memorable episodes include the Wii-based "Go God Go," the World of Warcraft spoof "Make Love, Not Warcraft," and the PSP-oriented "Best Friends Forever," which was the first South Park episode to win an Emmy award in 2005.

Still, despite the franchise's love for the medium, South Park has yet to set the video game industry on fire despite multiple attempts. Sure, South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play was decent, the upcoming Tenorman's Revenge looks interesting, and South Park Rally...uh...happened, but the series doesn't have much of a track record when it comes to games of this size and scope. Moreover, while Obsidian is generally considered an RPG powerhouse, its glitchy history with excellent-but-technically-flawed games like Fallout: New Vegas (and it's mediocre history with crappy-but-potentially-good games like Alpha Protocol) have us worried. After all, it's all fun and games until Cartman gets stuck in a mountain, or Kyle's head starts spinning uncontrollably. Actually, those might be features, not glitches...

Nevertheless, this looks like the best shot at a true South Park game in the 15 years since the show first debuted. What do you hope to see?

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28 comments

  • ProfessorChief - December 1, 2011 5:39 p.m.

    Well this is a pleasant surprise! Really want this to be good. Hopefully Obsidian really uses all the characters South Park has had over the years.
  • ThatGuyFromTV - December 1, 2011 5:36 p.m.

    ...nobody here has seen it yet, huh? Alright, I guess I'll point it out. Kenny's reflection is a woman. Anybody got an explanation for this?
  • 04whim - December 2, 2011 6:47 p.m.

    Yes. It's Kenny.
  • LiaraLoveSlave - December 1, 2011 4:32 p.m.

    EXCELSIOR!
  • babyface - December 1, 2011 3:52 p.m.

    I would laugh if needles profile picture is actually him, it would give him a reason to be so angry
  • needles - December 1, 2011 3:56 p.m.

    jesus H Christ. You don't read the news do you? Google Jared Loughner.
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - December 1, 2011 2:34 p.m.

    Do I get to grind up a kids parents and then feed them to him?
  • MyCoolWhiteLies - December 1, 2011 3:10 p.m.

    The Tears of Unfathomable Sadness better give you a decent buff.
  • gondarpwns - December 1, 2011 4:23 p.m.

    It gives u 80+ stamina and an instant mana burn
  • MyCoolWhiteLies - December 1, 2011 2:12 p.m.

    I'm really excited to see Scott Malkinson in that cover image.
  • LiaraLoveSlave - December 1, 2011 4:22 p.m.

    He's Scott Malkinson, he's got a lisp and he's got diabetes.
  • rob619 - December 1, 2011 1:14 p.m.

    My best TV programme by far! Unlike anything on TV so bold and takes a different spin on current real life topics "Screw you guys...I am going to buy this when it comes out"
  • WTeen8 - December 1, 2011 1:12 p.m.

    Manbearpig. Even if the game sucks, people will buy it because of Manbearpig. And it will be money well spent. I'm super cereal. Manbearpig is win!
  • Fiirestorm21 - December 1, 2011 12:22 p.m.

    "No, we didn't see it coming, either." Funny, that really was what I was thinking. Despite their glitchy games, I've always been a big Obsidian fan, and a bigger South Park fan. So this might be something of a dream game that I didn't realize until now was my dream game.
  • wingsdjy - December 1, 2011 1:12 p.m.

    Perhaps Parker and Stone can attach some humor to the inevitable bugs and glitches...
  • Boonehams - December 1, 2011 12:03 p.m.

    Well, while we're waiting for the game to come out, why don't we search for treasure? *cue corny "treasure hunting" music*
  • Slayer11496 - December 1, 2011 noon

    holy shit. i thought it was a cruel joke, but it's for real! i'm so happy :'D
  • BIOSback - December 1, 2011 11:52 a.m.

    Well one things for sure, the graphics will be amazing!
  • needles - December 1, 2011 11:27 a.m.

    So is it going to be unfunny like the show?
  • TwinHallow - December 1, 2011 12:38 p.m.

    Get out of here

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