Ubisoft has a special deal for those who pre-order or pre-purchase South Park: The Fractured But Whole: you'll be able to get a free copy of Ubisoft and Obsidian's South Park: The Stick of Truth.
Over on the official Ubisoft store there is a promotion for those who fully pre-purchase, pre-order and buy an early copy of South Park: The Fractured But Whole when it does launch on or after December 6.
So first up, if you fully pre-purchase the new South Park game you will gain instant access to a digital copy of South Park: The Stick of Truth for either the Xbox One, PS4 or PC through the UPlay store, the Xbox Store, the PlayStation Store or through Steam. The old game only instantly becomes available for those who pay for the new South Park in full, well ahead of its release.
This is definitely the sort of thing that usually has gamers leery, given that fully paying for a game before it releases locks you into an experience well before the actual game releases.
For those who don't want to pay upfront for South Park: The Fractured But Whole, it's still possible to pre-order the game and only pay for it when it officially releases later this year and you will still be keyed in to receive a free copy of The Stick of Truth. The only difference is that you will have to wait until the new South Park _game releases before _The Stick of Truth is made available to you for free.
Additionally, it's possible to get your hands on a free copy of The Stick of Truth following the release of The Fractured But Whole if you purchase the new game within the limited promotional window. They don't exactly say when the promotional period will end, but it's likely not going to last for long after the game launches.
The promotion will be available at participating retailers, including GameStop, Amazon, Target, Best Buy and Walmart.
Some of the new content added to South Park: The Fractured But Whole includes an all new story and an all new combat system. The combat is still turn-based but it's really cool because they've added in the option to move around the battlefield using tiled spaces. It's also possible to knock enemies into each other or force them to get knocked into objects, which is pretty cool. It's nice that they've added in those kind of environmental interactions with the combat.
What's more is that you can string together new combos by bumping enemies into your teammates. And if you need to take cover, you can hide behind objects littered throughout the battlefield to use it as a minor form of protection.
This newest South Park title is a play on the whole DC Universe and Marvel rivalry currently taking place within the realm of the cinematic marketplace. They don't hide any of the jabs that they take at both of the companies, nor do they hold back on the lurid jokes and over-the-top material that South Park is known for.
You can look to pick up a copy of the new South Park: The Fractured But Whole role-playing game by checking it out digitally or through physical retail outlets starting December 6, later this year for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.