Ever wanted to team up with Eric Cartman and run amok through South Park, CO? Well, now you can. At the Microsoft press event, we were told we could do just that, with Obsidian's latest project out of THQ, South Park: The Stick of Truth. Perhaps THQ can turn things around. If you care about South Park, this game will be perfect for you. If you don't, then this title probably won't change your mind.
The creators of the hit TV show Matt Stone and Trey Parker came out to show off the game. Instead of taking control of one of the four hellacious main characters on the show, you are now the role of some new kid who has just moved into the wonderful city and is trying to make new friends. Shortly into the game you run into your favorite characters from the show and proceed to save the South Park from characters spoofed from Lord of the Rings.
You can totally customize your character. Choose your class, gender, accessories, outfit and facial features. As you go along, you will occasionally upgrade some of your chosen items, but not until you remove yourself from the label of "douche-bag." You then start out on a list of quests in the area closest to your starting point before battling bigger bosses near the city limits.
For gameplay, it's very much like a turn-by-turn RPG, allowing you to speak with the locals as well as enter into combat. You will eventually end up fighting characters from kids to vampires and even burn someone with a firework sparkler.
To ensure the "quality" of the game, Stone and Parker wrote the script, provided all of the voice work and even had to create the map for the city - something they never thought they would have to do.
We have the press release below. Release date is scheduled for March 5, 2013, on the Xbox 360 and PS3.