Ubisoft released a new trailer for South Park: The Fractured But Whole showcasing more of the game's magic system and some of the enemies that players will face off against. The trailer is short and sweet and showcases some new content.
The trailer was recently posted up over on Ubisoft's YouTube channel. The trailer is just a minute and 15 seconds long and centers on a subplot that wasn't previously mentioned before, such as Cartman mentioning that they're out to find Scrambles the cat, who has gone missing.
They also give a brief couple of seconds to showcase the different ways the player can customize their character, who is labeled as "The New Kid". We get to see the different outfits you can place on your character, as well as the myriad of outfit choices made available in South Park: The Fractured But Whole. The character creation looks to be very detailed.
The only thing they mention about the player's power deals with epic magical farts. They also show some of the evil minions that will try to thwart the heroes, which consists of a bunch of hamsters in hamster balls.
The trailer ends kind of abruptly but skips out on mentioning a release date. Right now it's just a tentative 2017 date based on the reports.
Delays could hurt the game's market appeal because missing out on the holiday season means that you have to try to squeeze the game into another window without getting lost or forgotten. However, with the launch of the Nintendo Switch next March there's a perfect opportunity to possibly try to port the game over as a launch title. Not only would that give Ubisoft some extra market breadth but it would instantly raise the profile of South Park: The Fractured But Whole.
It was smart in some ways to delay South Park to avoid the clutter of the holiday shuffle. Even some high-profile games like Titanfall 2 had a tough time on the market given that it was stuffed between the absolutely mammoth Battlefield 1 and the titan Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
If Titanfall 2 couldn't quite weather the storm as a top dog amongst all the major releases this season, there was no way in the world a game like South Park: The Fractured But Whole would have been able to make its way to the top of the charts facing off against of the heavy hitters released on the PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Heck, Final Fantasy XV and The Last Guardian were both games that have been in development for a decade, so it was obvious those would be big hits.
For those of you who are excited for South Park: The Fractured But Whole, you can look to pick up a copy of the game for PS4, PC and Xbox One sometime in 2017.