When THQ went down, many promising titles appeared to go with it. But thankfully, most found new homes.
One of those that found a new publisher was South Park: The Stick of Truth , which had been slated to launch on March 5 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. After Ubisoft picked up the project for $3.2 million, many were wondering when the game would show up.
Well, according to what a Ubisoft spokesperson told VideoGamer , the title is set to release later this year. THQ had already delayed the game once; when that happened, then-president Jason Rubin had this to say:
"I believe South Park's market opportunity is significant. It is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated titles of calendar 2013. It is also an expansive title, encompassing multiple television seasons' worth of content. THQ is committed to giving gamers no less than the rich South Park game they have been waiting for and deserve."
Supposedly, the title features role-playing elements mixed with action and platforming, and fans of the long-running cartoon series should be enthusiastic. Besides, Ubisoft doesn't typically like to produce crap, so when the game does hit store shelves, it might be pretty damn good. The only potential downside is that developer Obsidian is kinda hit or miss…
Related Game(s): South Park: The Stick of Truth