Ubisoft has had a really hard go of it with South Park: The Fractured But Whole. The game has been touted for release for quite some time, and it's been pushed back, delayed, and moved out of its launch window multiple times over. Well, with the latest trailer the team is promising that the game is really coming out this time.
Going gold means that development is complete and that the developers have finished a gold master disc of the game and it's been certified and primed for release. It's also the version that gets put through the distribution ringer in order to make it onto retail shelves for home consoles.
Funnily enough, the very start of the trailer blasts the release date on the screen and then quickly follows that up by announcing that South Park: The Fractured But Whole has gone gold. This means that there will be no more delays, no more hold-ups, no more setbacks.
From there the trailer heads into some really bizarre territory. Seaman and a superhero arrive in a cove where a fish is crying, asking for help to get his mother into heaven. Upon touching the flipper the trio end up going to Valhalla where they help the fish's mother get into heaven. The trailer showcases a ridiculous mini-game riffing on Flappy Bird where players must use a unicorn that fires rainbow farts in order to get through the various levels and get the fish's mom into heaven. It's literally as ridiculous as it sounds.
The trailer then reiterates that the game is due for release on October 17th and that for those who pre-purchase the game there's a free digital code for the original South Park And The Stick of Truth.
Some people weren't too fond of the jokes, but others reminded them that South Park has always been about crass humor.
That's not to mention that there's really no better way for Ubisoft to inform people about a game going gold than with some over-the-top trailer that elicits both laughs and frowns.
Obviously, if you're not into the kind of toilet humor that Trey Parker and Matt Stone have been known for, you're likely not going to enjoy the new game. However, if you like South Park and you thought the trailer above was funny, you can look for South Park: The Fractured But Whole to launch on October 17th for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Sadly, no Switch version this time around.