From THQ, and the Makers of Fallout: New Vegas
January’s Game Informer world premiers a freshly announced South Park: The Game, a role-play game (RPG) from publisher THQ, and developer Obsidian Entertainment, developers of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, Alpha Protocol and Fallout: New Vegas. The game will be a full-sized, premium priced game, coming to PC and current gen HD consoles, presumably in 2012. And based on the Game Informer cover art, will be a game take some manner of inspiration from the season six episode, The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers, and Make Love, Not Warcraft, an episode from the 10th season.
Unlike other South Park gaming projects over the years, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are said to be taking a direct hand in creating this RPG. And if by direct hand in creation, the results are anything like projects in other media the duo have taken a direct hand in (South Park: Bigger Longer, & Uncut, Team America: World Police, The Book of Mormon), then not only will this hands down, easily be one of the best South Park video game ever made, but very likely one of the best video games made this generation.
While information on their website is currently sparse (for the full, in-depth details, you’ll have to pick up the January issue of Game Informer Magazine), according to the website, Parker and Stone are writing the script, providing voice work, as well as overseeing the game’s production. With this level of input into the project, this all around should be a South Park project very true to the source – a very good thing, considering how often licensed projects, get derailed from any semblance or respect of the original IP.