South Park: Stick of Truth Gets a Release Date
March 5, 2013.
That’s the long ago and far away date we were originally supposed to start playing Obsidian’s South Park: The Stick of Truth.
Delayed for spit shining and polish by former publisher THQ in late 2012 before being snatched up by Ubisoft during THQ’s bankruptcy/sell-off in early 2013, South Park: The Stick of Truth has been in release date limbo ever since. Until today, that is. Ubisoft and Obsidian just announced that South Park: The Stick of Truth will launch on December 10 in North America, Dec. 12 in Europe.
Sure, that’s nearly a year since I was originally supposed to get my hands on this thing, but as the new trailer reminds me, my enthusiasm for the project hasn’t been dampened:
If you’re the pre-ordering type, Ubisoft is offering the Ultimate Fellowship Pack incentive: four exclusive costumes equipped with special abilities including, the Necromancer Sorcerer to increase your fire damage, earn extra gold by equipping the Rogue Assassin outfit, deal extra weapon damage with the Ranger Elf costume, or raise your defense with the Holy Defender outfit.
The publisher also rolled out the South Park: The Stick of Truth Grand Wizard Edition ($80), which includes the Fellowship Pack, a Grand Wizard Cartman Figure by Kidrobot, and a Kingdom of South Park Map. Not too shabby for $80. These collectors editions, special editions, boxed sets, or whatever they’re labeled typically run in the $120 range.
So two-and-a-half months until The Stick of Truth. Can’t wait for this one.