In a recent blog post Ubisoft announced that South Park: The Fractured But Whole was delayed until Q1 of 2017. The original release date was slated for December 6, 2016. Below is the quote from the blog post from Ubisoft about the delay:
“South Park: The Fractured But Whole will now launch on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC, calendar Q1 2017. The development team wants to make sure the game experience meets the high expectations of fans and the additional time will help them achieve this goal.”
Fractured But Whole is the sequel to the very popular South Park: The Stick of Truth that was released March 4, 2014. This popular game brought the humor of the South Park show to consoles everywhere. As of May 2015 Ubisoft confirmed they had sold 1.6 million copies of the game, which explains why Ubisoft wanted to make another game for South Park fans.
To give South Park: The Fractured But Whole a new feel the developers added a grid based fighting system. This allows the player to reposition characters and get the upper hand in battle. With this new mechanic, the game should be an improvement from the previous one.
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