It’s finally out! Check out our review of South Park: The Stick of Truth RPG from Ubisoft.
Eventually we’ll know if South Park: The Stick of Truth is any good, but now it won’t be until March 4, 2014. The THQ-turned-Ubisoft-published role-playing game from Obsidian Entertainment was previously due for release on December 10, 2013, but it seems that Stick was in much rougher shape than Ubi thought when it purchased the game during the now-defunct THQ’s asset auction.
“Within three weeks after acquiring the game, we sadly realized we had to turn this thing upside down if we hoped to deliver the experience everybody wanted,” Ubisoft North America president Laurent Detoc said in a UbiBlog post. “It’s been such a major overhaul to get to the point where we are that we couldn’t let it go, even if that meant missing December.”
This actually marks the second major delay for the game. While still under the THQ banner, Stick was initially scheduled for a March 2013 release. That was pushed back with no specific date given at the time. After taking over publishing duties in January of 2013, in September Ubisoft announced that the game would be released on December 10, a date it will now miss.
Detoc’s sentiment were echoed by two of the foremost experts on South Park: Trey Parker and Matt Stone. You know, the guys who created the series, and who collaborated with Obsidian on the game. “We always wanted the game to feel like you’re actually in an episode of South Park,” Parker and Stone said in a prepared statement. “Getting the game up to the crappy standards of the show has been a real challenge and we’re excited to say it’s taken way longer than we thought it would.”
As Eric Cartman himself would probably say in this exact situation: lame.