When I hear anything about a South Park video game, I tend to think of the N64 game. You know, the one where you can throw snowballs and launch cows. Yeah, I'm dead serious here. I never played any of the other games, such as Chef's Luv Shack or South Park Rally. Anyway, what I'm getting at is THQ has announced a partnership with South Park Digital Studios and Obsidian Entertainment to create a new South Park game called...well, South Park: The Game
Unlike the first game which was an FPS, South Park: The Game
will be a role-playing adventure that allows the user to befriend Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny to explore the town itself. The first details will be coming in the January issue of Game Informer and the game itself is currently scheduled to be released in the first half of 2012 for the PS3, Xbox 360, and Windows PC. Now I wish I had the original N64 game to play it again. It's been far too long since I've used a cattle launcher.
THQ JOINS FORCES WITH SOUTH PARK DIGITAL STUDIOS ON “SOUTH PARK: THE GAME”
Matt Stone and Trey Parker Collaborating with THQ and Obsidian Entertainment
AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Dec. 1, 2011 -- THQ (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced that they are collaborating with South Park Digital Studios LLC, the joint venture between “South Park” creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker and Viacom Media Networks and Obsidian Entertainment, Inc. to develop the next chapter in South Park entertainment: “South Park: The Game.”
“South Park: The Game” is an epic role-playing adventure that will allow the user to befriend Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny and explore the quiet little mountain town like never before.
“Our goal is simple: to put creative talent first,” said Danny Bilson, EVP Core Games, THQ. “Matt and Trey are arguably two of the most important comedic talents of their generation. Bringing their vision of South Park to the interactive space is a dream-come-true.”
The first details of “South Park: The Game” will be revealed in the exclusive cover story in Game Informer®’s January issue, shipping to subscribers in early December 2011.
“South Park: The Game” is scheduled to be available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC in the second half of calendar 2012.
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About South Park Digital Studios
South Park Digital Studios is a joint venture between Viacom Media Networks and Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of the EmmyÒ and PeabodyÒ Award-winning series South Park. South Park Digital Studios is a digital animation and development studio dedicated to creating mobile and digital applications, digital goods and video gaming products, as well as overseeing social networking and digital syndication for South Park. South Park Digital Studios owns and operates the website SouthParkStudios.com and eight international versions of the site. South Park is a registered trademark of Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIAB)
About Obsidian Entertainment, Inc.
Obsidian Entertainment is an entertainment software development company passionately dedicated to making high quality role playing games for Windows PC and console systems. Obsidian was founded in 2003 by five game development veterans who've produced, programmed and/or designed award-winning role playing games for a variety of platforms over the last 15 years: Feargus Urquhart, Chris Parker, Darren Monahan, Chris Avellone and Chris Jones. Obsidian Entertainment's website can be found at Obsidianent.com.