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The Escapist Staff | 8 Jun 2012 20:30
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South Park: The Stick of Truth

Although on the surface a South Park fantasy role playing game may sound kind of silly at first, South Park: The Stick of Truth offers a hilarious RPG experience. Developed by Obsidian Entertainment and under the close guidance of series creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, The Stick of Truth has players appear as the "New Kid" in South Park, and upon making friends with the show's star characters Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Kenny and Butters, embarks on an epic quest to become cool. The game's combat is a blend of turn-based combat with a few real-time events thrown into the mix and tons of RPG-style elements.

Steve Butts' full preview of South Park: The Stick of Truth can be found here. The game is expected to launch March 5, 2013, for the Xbox, PS3 and PC.

Steve Butts: The combat is turn-based with some real time triggered elements, much like the active reload in Gears of War, so players will have a bit of time to think about what they want to do in combat but will also be challenged with certain reflex focused interactions. In attacking or blocking with the sword for instance, a powerful fighter can sometimes score extra attacks. Defeating enemies nets you XP, cash, and even some cool items like the Revive Taco or, my personal favorite, F@*%ing Ninja Stars. Earn enough XP and you can even level up from Douchebag to Butthole.

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