This year, Spike TV’s VGAs did a good job of not absolutely embarrassing the gaming population at large by showing a decent amount of respect. The awards show also showcased some absolutely stunning new trailers for some of next year’s biggest releases. Some trailers were epic, while others were mysterious, but none can compare to the hilarity found in South Park: The Stick of Truth.
Developed by Obsidian Entertainment in conjunction with South Park Studios, The Stick of Truth aims to fully recreate the look and feel of the beloved TV series. Not only that, it’s attempting to take the TV series into a game genre it has yet to conquer – the RPG. The gameplay appears to be more like Paper Mario, however, in that player is actively engaged during battle with timed button presses and the like.
The game looks to be coming along nicely, but we probably won’t see it in 2013. Troubled publisher THQ recently pushed the game back to a 2014 release as it seeks to recover from its past few years of financial disappointment. The company might go under by then, but many South Parks fans are assumedly hoping that won’t be the case.
The delay shouldn’t be that bad though. 2013 is shaping up to be one hell of a year for games. We’ll have plenty to play as we wait for what looks to be the best licensed game ever made.