After months of delay, South Park: The Stick of Truth finally has a new release date. The game will hit PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on December 10, 2013.
The Stick of Truth was originally set for a March 5, 2013 release date before it was delayed along with other THQ games. When it became apparent that THQ was going under, the entire future of the project was thrown into jeopardy. During the THQ auction this January, the rights to Stick of Truth were bought by Ubisoft.
Developed by Obsidian, The Stick of Truth is an RPG that utilizes real South Park assets and has been written by South Park Studios itself. The game puts players in the shoes of the "new kid" who joins South Parks' large cast of characters as they battle underpants gnomes, hippies, and other baddies from South Park's 16 seasons on TV.
A new trailer for the game accompanied the release date announcement, showcasing the fact that Stick of Truth might be the first South Park game to actually capture the feel of the series:
In addition to the release date and trailer, Ubisoft also announced a collector's edition pre-order pack for Stick of Truth. The "Grand Wizard Edition of the game comes with a 6-inch tall statue of Cartman in his "Grand Wizard" garb, a full map of South Park itself, and some in-game abilities for different classes.