After multiple delays, Ubisoft and South Park Digital Studios announced that South Park: The Fractured But Whole will release on Oct. 17, 2017. Following after the events of South Park: The Stick of Truth, The Fractured But Whole follows the children of South Park on a new adventure— this time as role-playing superheroes. After a falling-out between the children, the boys split into two groups and engage in civil war. Players once again take control of The New Kid, interacting with popular characters in the series. As a new feature of Fractured But Whole, players will now be able to select the gender of their customizable character. The game will have extra customization features, allowing them to create their own unique hero costume and choose from a number character classes. South Park: The Fractured But Whole also features revamped battle and loot systems, offering more tactical gameplay and letting players craft their own equipment.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole is available for pre-order in four editions: Standard, Gold, Steelbook Gold and Collectors. Details of each version can be found on the game’s website. Pre-orders from certain retailers will also include a digital copy of South Park: The Stick of Truth for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Based off the animated series, South Park: The Fractured But Whole was originally announced in 2015. The game is being developed by Ubisoft San Francisco rather than Obsidian Entertainment, the developers behind South Park: The Stick of Truth. Fractured But Whole had a planned release date of Dec. 6, 2016 but was delayed for quality assurance, dated for the first quarter of 2017. In February, the game was once again delayed with a new release window of Ubisoft’s 2018 fiscal year. Players who originally pre-ordered the title were given a full refund.