South Park RPG Coming to Consoles with Trey Parker, Matt Stone Writing
This is the best news I’ve heard all day.
Game Informer’s big cover reveal for January is that a South Park RPG is in the works from Obsidian, the developer behind Fallout: New Vegas, Alpha Protocol and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. But that’s not what’s cool — the fact that show creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are going to be writing the game is what’s cool.
Posted online today, Game Informer says you’ll play as “the new kid in town” and interact with the known cast in the title, which will be headed to Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. You’ll also have to defend the town of South Park from various threats. The January GI will feature an interview with Parker and Stone and a whole bunch more details about the upcoming game, which THQ will publish.
South Park titles haven’t always been the greatest — the turkey-fighting FPS that appeared on the N64 was funny, but also kind of terrible. But with Obsidian doing the developing (which will at the very least be competent…hopefully), we shouldn’t be looking at a repeat of history.
But seriously, allow me to reiterate: Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Two men who really comedy and satire savants, who have consistently made hilarious “South Park” episodes for 15 years. If you’ve seen any of their films — Cannibal: The Musical, Orgasmo, South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, Team America: World Police — you know that even at their worst, they’re hilarious. “South Park” has taken home four Emmies Their Broadway musical Book of Mormon just won several Tony Awards.
Tony Awards, guys. These guys are writing a video game for you. Get f–king excited. God I hope this game is a musical.