Obsidian working on South Park RPG

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Dec 1, 2011
  1. AlanJohn
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    On the list of new role-playing games Obsidian Entertainment might just happen to announce today, one based on the long-enduring Comedy Central animated series South Park probably ranked somewhere near the bottom of the list of likely choices, sandwiched somewhere between a tactical, turn-based RPG based on The Rockford Files, and that Andy Griffith Show game Gary Whitta is always on about.

    And yet, here we are with a Game Informer cover story exclusively announcing a new South Park RPG, courtesy of Obsidian and publisher THQ. While the core details on the game are locked away within the pages of next month's GI issue, the online story does make a big point to separate this latest game from the cheap, crappy cash-in games Acclaim produced last decade. Instead, this latest foray into South Park video gaming is set to be a "full-scale RPG" for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with Trey Parker and Matt Stone fully on board for writing and voice-acting duties.


    In the game, you'll be playing as a new kid in South Park, who will find themselves tasked with befriending the town's most famous children and defending the population from a variety of threats. What, exactly, those threats might be are as yet unknown, but the complete cover image does include the likes of Satan, a giant dragon, and the feared ManBearPig hovering in the background. Also, I can't imagine Cartman having wizardly abilities is going to bode well for anyone.

    South Park: The Game is currently scheduled for a nebulous "2012" release. Expect more details when the latest issue of Game Informer hits, and everyone copies and pastes the text onto the Internet.


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    Omg... South park games.
     
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    South Park is awesome.

    RPG's are awesome.

    A South Park RPG will thus suck - Murphy's Law.
     
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    Wonder if cheat codes would make Kenny stop dying.
     
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    Kenny never really dies, he's immortal, since he dies every episode and comes back to life in the next... (well, in the recent seasons he doesnt die as often..)
     
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    The tower defense game was supposed to be decent.

    I mean, I'm more curious than anything else. It could be well done in a comedic fashion if you have the right people behind it.

    Definitely something to keep an eye out for.
     
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    Well, the old games from south park that I played, the N64 ones and some others were really awesome.. =O
    I really hope they don't ruin the game tho... I've had several times when a supposedly awesome game was comming out and it wound up being trash, most recent example was Duke Nukem Forever... The original Duke Nukem I used to play back in the day was so awesome.
     
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    I can already see this turning into a train wreck
     
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    this'll be the fail of the century look what happened when they tried to make sonic into an rpg now imagine that in this but 10 times worse :P
     
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    The fact that Matt and Trey are seriously involved with this project has made me interested.

    I've heard stories that they were kind of bored with South Park, and that they have been wanting to try out some different projects for a while now. Book Of Mormon seems to have worked out pretty well, so maybe this was the next idea they had in mind.
     
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    Sonic Chronicles The Dark Brotherhood was not bad.
     
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    Family Guy game, anyone? :3
     
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    Simpsons Didnt work neither did Futurama. Hopefully this does.
     
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    Simpsons: Hit and Run was actually pretty good, and the Futurama game was essentially a good episode of the show sandwiched between a mediocre game - not great, but not terrible either. I would say there has been some success in the past; hopefully this is even better.
     
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    It wasn't really any good either...
     
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    Actually, his name is still ManBearPig, so it doesnt matter.
     
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    Thats not a dragon its the loch ness monster

     
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    For those doubting a rpg based on comedy, the Penny Arcade rpgs were pretty good. While webcomics, and tv comedies aren't exacty the same, it simply shows you CAN make a rpg out of a comedic medium.
     
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