"South Park: The Stick of Truth" is launching on December 10, Ubisoft announced Wednesday.
Video game fans who've always wanted more fart-based humor in their favorite pastime, rejoice: the "South Park" video game is coming out in time for this holiday season.
While "South Park: The Stick of Truth" was originally slated to be published by THQ, the fate of the long-awaited role-playing game (RPG) based on Trey Parker and Matt Stone's popular and often controversial cartoon show was tossed up in the air in January when the struggling video game publisher filed for bankruptcy. Luckily for "South Park" fans and gamers everywhere (and I'm guessing there's a lot of overlap between those two groups), Ubisoft picked up the "Stick of Truth" baton. On Wednesday, the company announced that "The Stick of Truth" will finally hit the shelves on Dec. 10 for Windows PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.
Unlike previous "South Park" video games, "The Stick of Truth" casts players as a new character of their own design that all the other children at South Park Elementary simply refer to as "the new kid." In a nod to the popular fantasy RPG "Skyrim," the new kid soon discovers that he is a member of a rarified class known as the "Dragon Born," and, in a new trailer out Wednesday, steps up to fulfill his destiny.
In classic "South Park" form, there's also a special $80 "Grand Wizard" edition of the game that comes with some additional tchotchkes like an action figure of Cartman dressed up in his half high fantasy, half KKK-inspired wizard getup.
Watch the new trailer for "South Park: The Stick of Truth" below.
Yannick LeJacq is a contributing writer for NBC News who has also covered technology and games for Kill Screen, The Wall Street Journal and The Atlantic. You can follow him on Twitter at @YannickLeJacq and reach him by email at: Yannick.LeJacq@nbcuni.com.
First published September 25 2013, 10:56 AM