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South Park: The Fractured But Whole Delayed For A Second Time

South Park fans are going to have to wait a little longer to have themselves a time: earlier today, Ubisoft announced that South Park: The Fractured But Whole, the sequel to 2014's raunchy role-playing game The Stick of Truth, has been pushed into the 2017-2018 fiscal year, meaning that it's now scheduled for release between April 2017 and March, 2018. Previously, Ubisoft planned the launch The Fractured But Whole in the first quarter of 2017.

This is actually the second time that South Park: The Fractured But Whole has been delayed. After unveiling the game at E3 2015, Ubisoft gave The Fractured But Whole a late-2016 release window, but decided to postpone the game "to make sure the game experience meets the high expectations of fans." Ubisoft didn't give a reason for the most recent delay, but did adjust its 2017 revenue projections to account for the game's absence.


While South Park: The Stick of Truth sicced South Park's satirical (and spectacularly gross) world view on fantasy role-playing games like Skyrim and Final Fantasy, South Park: The Fractured But Whole takes on the world of big-budget superhero films. As the New Kid, The Fractured But Whole players will find themselves embroiled in a superhero civil war, as the Cartman-led Coon and Friends superteam battles its rival, the Freedom Pals. Players will engage in turn-based, tactical combat to help settle the conflict, using superpowers like super speed, laser eyes, and farts so powerful that they rip holes in time and space to subdue their foes.

Comedy Central's South Park just wrapped up its 20th season, with at more episodes coming through at least 2019, making Trey Parker and Matt Stone's animated series the longest-running primetime scripted series in the history of cable television. While the most recent episodes of the controversial sitcom poked fun at the 2016 election, Parker and Stone were thrown for a loop when Donald Trump won the presidency and have vowed to keep politics to a minimum in upcoming seasons.