South Park: The Fractured But Whole follows up 2014’s The Stick of Truth with a superhero tale, given the classic South Park spin. Players will once again take the role of the New Kid, who has to pretty much start all over again as the kids have stopped playing fantasy and started playing superheroes.
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone were on hand to deliver a whole host of new footage for the game, including a much improved combat system. Fighting will still be turn based in The Fractured But Whole, but now arenas will be made up of grids.
Players will be able to move their characters, as well as make use of cover, flank and push enemies, and take advantage of combo attacks with other party members. Farts are also now so powerful they can rip a hole in the time-space continuum (allowing players to rearrange the turn order).
There’s a new character creation process to the game as well – players will choose what kind of superhero they want to be, and then Cartman will give them a “tragic” backstory.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be released on December 6, 2016 and is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Anyone who buys the game will also receive a free copy of The Stick of Truth, or if you pre-order the game you’ll receive the previous installment to play straight away.