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South Park: The Fractured But Whole gets ‘From Dusk Till Casa Bonita’ DLC

Ubisoft and South Park Digital Studios have announced that South Park: The Fractured But Whole first DLC pack – From Dusk Till Casa Bonita – will be available on March 20th on PS4, Xbox One and PC. From South Park Digital Studios and developed by Ubisoft San Francisco, From Dusk Till Casa Bonita DLC adds an all-new story campaign, From Dusk Till Casa Bonita as well as a superhero class to South Park: The Fractured But Whole.

Mysterion’s sister is in trouble. She’s fallen in with the Vamp Kids of South Park, who have descended upon Cartman’s favourite restaurant, Casa Bonita. Visit the famous family eatery and explore Black Bart’s Cave, watch the cliff divers, taste the magic of Mexico and defeat the brood of Vampires.

Fight darkness with darkness and embrace the new Netherborn class, which features four new occult powers. Dress the part in new Goth costumes and gain some sweet loot. Enter the battle alongside Henrietta, the Goth: a powerful support Witch, and bring your new powers and buddy to the rest of your superhero adventure.

South Park: The Fractured but Whole review

We’ve waited patiently for the next installment to the South Park game series. After a couple of delays, The Fractured but Whole has arrived and boy do things kick off with a bang. Pulling no punches from the start, the warped sense of humour that the TV series has become renown for plays fiddle to a story of warring factions as Cartman and co change up the game from fantasy to super heroes.

Reprising your role as ‘The New Kid’, crime is out of control in South Park. Cats are vanishing and it’s up to you and ‘Coon and Friends’ to save the cat and collect a reward, which will be used to establish your franchise of super hero films. Much hilarity ensues with the gang inadvertently uncovering a devious plot that climaxes in an outrageous ending that only South Park could get away with. It’s random, makes little sense but is so excellently executed, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were watching a feature length episode of the TV series.

The story picks up after The Stick of Truth. Cartman becomes bored with the game and wants to play super heroes – think Marvel versus DC – Coon and Friends versus Freedom Pals. In true super hero style you must pick a class, which includes a backstory that doubles as a tutorial for your newfound powers. Eventually you convince Cartman to grant you several classes, allowing you to mix and match skills to create a fighter that suits your style or tweak on the fly to stack up against certain enemy types or boss battles.

The turn-based battles are simple yet strangely addictive, with an elegance to how you place your team on the battlefield and use each character’s attacks – every attack has a range and area of effect – offering a more tactical style of combat from the first game.

The new kid also has an additional tool up his/her sleeve trousers and can unleash a powerful fart that can stop enemies from having a turn and bolster the Coon and Friends’ attack. Additionally, a super gauge builds as combat progresses and numerous items can be used to heal or summon other South Park characters to step in and help the gang – some of which are limited in their use.

The fart humour continues, with plenty of toilet jokes that will make you squirm with laughter – and sadness that you found it so funny. These powers must be used while navigating the town of South Park to reach areas or clear paths that are blocked, but to do so you must make friends with the kids of the neighbourhood and combine your fart with them – although I won’t ruin how you combine arse to friend.

I’ll admit that I found it all pretty hilarious, although you will need a certain warped mindset to find it laugh out loud funny. At times the humour is close to the cuff, especially if you aren’t familiar with the South Park humour of late. You may even find the racial, sexist and general potty humour a bit too much. To be honest though, it’s a little tame by South Park standards although I do feel bad for laughing so hard at the gags. Unfortunately, the humour doesn’t last and wears thin midway through the film game.

Side missions and mini games make an appearance but do so without interrupting the flow of the game – unlike so many other open world games – meaning the narrative flows well. Meanwhile, random fights against other South Park factions never become a burden while traversing the streets and only the activities of shitting in every toilet or grabbing the numerous selfies bordered on becoming tiresome.

South Park: The Fractured but Whole may be one for fans of the show but it’s also an enjoyable game with some super humour, if you’re that way inclined. While the game can be accused of lacking innovation and becomes repetitive with combat and mission structure, the strength of the story and lengthy cutscenes will blur the boundaries of game and film/TV episode, while uncontrollable bouts of laughter will, if you stop for a moment, remind you of how bad a human being you are for laughing at such dirty jokes… but I loved it.

Thanks to Ubisoft for supporting TiX

Fart your way into South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Does your fart have what it takes to secure a starring role in South Park: The Fractured But Whole? Well if it does then Ubisoft wants to hear from you.

Ubisoft have announced the ‘I Am The Fart’ contest, where the winner will have the honour of having the sound of their own fart integrated into the game as one of the New Kid’s lethal ‘weapons’.

This is a worldwide contest that will run until October 16th. To enter all you need to do is post a video showing off your smelly skills on the website: www.iamthefart.com.

After the submission period, the jury, composed of members from the San Francisco Studio, Mr Methane as well as a representative from South Park Digital Studios, will choose the winner, who will travel to Ubisoft San Francisco to record their sound for the game.

Some people have unknowingly been training all their lives for a contest such as this. It’s time to let it rip.

TiX @ EGX – Day 3 Review

Before we start on the final day of my adventures at EGX, I want to just cover off the final two hours of Day Two. The crowds seemed to dissipate at around 4pm, and all of a sudden the queues were becoming barren. I took this opportunity to jump onto Star Wars Battlefront 2. The booth had 40 screens with a 20 v 20 battle going on. Set on Naboo, it saw a rebel troop ship heading towards the palace which had to be stopped. Four different classes of Stormtroopers were available to pick and when enough points were earned, the option opened up to pick a special character or to take to the skies in a fighter.

It certainly felt like a huge improvement over it’s predecessor but was also very reminiscent of Battlefield 1 albeit with a Star Wars skin. Our match also saw Han Solo facing off against Darth Maul, which you won’t see happen in many places!

Then, as I was about to leave the show I noticed that the queue for Far Cry 5 was non-existent, so I quickly jumped into it! Now, I have never really been a huge Far Cry fan so it’s difficult to compare, but in the 15 minute demo I was shooting bad guys, giving orders to my attack dog and flying a seaplane in order to drop bombs on silos. If the rest of the game is as diverse and interesting as this snippet then it looks like it will be well received. Oh, and the dude implanted in the queue with the scary eyes was a genius move! That’s him in the picture below on the right.

So, onto the final day and I felt like I had already played what I wanted to play, but there were still a few surprises in-store. First up was a quick game of Destiny 2 crucible, just because I was having withdrawal symptoms! A nice free T-Shirt was earned before moving on to South Park: The Fractured But Whole.

In all my years at EGX I don’t think I have played a demo quite like this. I can’t go into too many details but it was set in a Gentleman’s Club and involved dancing and breaking wind in a minigame. It was highly inappropriate but also extremely funny! I hadn’t played a lot of the first game as I am not a huge fan of turn-based combat, but the humour in here may make it something I can overlook.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOZf8MjbQu0

I then spent the afternoon watching three of the developer sessions in the EGX theatre, first up was Shadow Of War, with Bob Roberts from developer Monolith taking to the stage to talk through the improved Nemesis system and Ellie from Monolith showing us how good she is at playing it! As you can see from the video it was all quite “Tasty”

Then up was a panel from Rebellion studios of their upcoming game Strange Brigade. This was my surprise game of the show. I knew nothing about it before this weekend, and as you will see from the video it is a “boys-own” inspired co-op shooter, set in the 1950’s ish era. Unfortunately time ran out so I was unable to play it myself, but this does look and feel really special!

And then finally, the moment everyone was waiting for. Bungie. The queue for this 3pm panel started about 2 hours previous! The four guys from the Destiny 2 developer discussed how they designed the new locations within the game, and also took many questions from members of the audience. The theatre was packed full to get a chance to see the guys from Bungie and it was a great end to the show from me!

So, that was it for me, apart from purchasing the obligatory swag before heading home. It was, as usual, a fun but tiring 3 days, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and am already looking forward to 2018!

Ubisoft unveil their EGX line-up

Ubisoft have unveiled what they have in store for EGX attendees, which is being held at Birmingham’s NEC between 21-24 September.

As you would expect, Assassin’s Creed Origins will be at the show and available to play on Xbox One and PC. Far Cry 5 and South Park: The Fractured but Whole will also be playable, but the platform hasn’t been confirmed although if I was a gambling man I would place my money on PS4 for Far Cry 5. Naturally, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will be demoed on Nintendo Switch while an enormous Rabbid Kong statue looks over those wanting to bag the odd selfie or two.

Rainbow Six Siege makes a return to the NEC with ESL on September 22 for the semi-finals and final of the Rainbow Six UK Invitational where there is a prize pool of £4,250 up for grabs. Ubisoft are also sponsoring Saturday’s EGX Cosplay Championship, which includes a special Assassin’s Creed category.

Additionally the Ubisoft stand will be dishing out plenty of swag and prizes for various competitions that will be run throughout the event.

New figures revealed for incoming South Park title

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It’s the season for giving, and what better gift than that of a figure from South Park: The Fractured but Whole? UbiCollectibles have teamed up with South Park Studios to create an official collection of four exclusive figurines from the incoming, if delayed, South Park title.

Available from the Ubi Store, the following figurines have been produced:

The Coon 3″: The alter-ego of Eric Cartman, The Coon’s aim is to become the hero this town needs, bringing vigilante justice to South Park. Featuring finely detailed claws and mask with dynamic cape movement.

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Professor Chaos 3″: The villainous alter-ego of Butters Stotch, Professor Chaos has chosen to dedicate his life to bringing chaos to the world. He has ambitions of becoming the greatest supervillain that the world has ever seen. The evil Professor comes in a unique nasty super villain pose.

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Mysterion 3″: The super-hero alter-ego of Kenny, the Mysterion 3″ figurine poses in his magnificent kangaroo briefs. When violence and darkness take over, he fights, sometimes alone, helped by his special super power; he can’t stay dead!

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Mysterion 6″: Standing, in the wind of the night, the Mysterion 6″ figurine is ready to rid the streets of crime. He is the symbol the town needs. A watchful protector, a silent guardian. Featuring a unique wind-swept pose and a bobble-spring question mark on his head.

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Each of the 3″ figurines are priced at £11.99, with the 6″ Mysterion figure coming in at £39.99. Also available, and pictured at the top of this post, is a cash-saving bundle of all three 3″ figurines for £29.99. If anyone is still stuck for what to get me for Christmas, this lovely figure bundle is released on the 12th of December, with the single figurines being out, now.

To celebrate the announcement of these new figurine collectibles, a new trailer has been released, called The Coon Conspiracy.

South Park: The Fractured but Whole should be ready, barring any last minute super-villain interventions, for release, in 2017.

Trey and Matt take us behind the scenes of South Park: The Fractured But Whole

It’s all about working together and at the San Diego Comin-Con, Ubisoft shared with the fans the latest behind-the-scenes video for the up and coming game South Park: The Fractured But Whole. This video shows how both the teams at South Park Studios and Ubisoft San Francisco are working together to create the next awesome title in the South Park series.

Compared to the previous South Park game, South Park: The Fractured But Whole will give players more places to explore and greater freedom in the customisation of their characters. Also a new combat system has been introduced allowing players to master space and time on the battlefield and with a revamped looting and crafting system players with have the opportunity to craft their own weapons to take into battle.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be available on Xbox One and PC on December 6, 2016.

E3 Ubisoft Conference – round-up

The Ubisoft conference is the fourth press conference of this year’s E3 and expectations are for more information and footage of already announced games. However, will they have a few surprises up their sleeves? Aisha Tyler once again presents this year’s conference, with her genuine passion for the industry, charisma and skilful presenting helping to smooth over the sometimes awkward stage presence of developers. Mind you, our money’s on a “tall woman” joke hitting at some point during the show.

First up is a complete and wonderful surprise, a new South Park RPG is in the works, South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Smashing title by the way. Showing in-game footage the reveal trailer hints at a hilarious continuation of the previous game’s story and characters, this time, however, the South Park lad are playing super heroes rather than high fantasy. No release date yet, but colour us excited.

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Next up is another surprise, and a new IP at that, For Honor, a medieval melee-combat action game where you choose to be the heroes Viking, Knight, or Samurai in a 4 vs. 4 fight amongst a bustling battlefield. They’ll be multiple modes with different objectives, but the focus is on short, team combat scenarios. Proclamations are made of this being a new genre, we hope they’re referring to a new genre for Ubisoft, because there’s some striking similarities with the likes of Chivalry going on.

Next a new expansion is revealed for The Crew, The Crew: Wildrun, where monster trucks and dirt track vehicles seem to be the focus. Then a new expansion for Trails Fusion is revealed, Trails Fusion: Awesome Level Max, where you are a cat riding a fire breathing unicorn. We’re sold.

For Honor

A game we’ve been itching to see in action again is up next, The Division, the openworld action RPG revealed two years ago. Gameplay footage was shown of a team planning a raid on NPCs only for another player controlled team to come along. All seems friendly as the two player teams work together to take the NPC crew down, before a brilliant bout of betrayals cascades through the group to leave a lone player with all the loot. It look terrific, and we’ll finally be able to play it next year, first with a Beta, then on March the 8th it sees release.

Annon 2205 is revealed next. The popular PC building management game is now expanded so you can build off-planet on the moon as well as on terra firma.

The latest Just Dance iteration is up next, Just Dance 2016, introduced by “singer” Jason Derule whilst dancers boogie on down behind him. For the first time in the series’ history you won’t need a camera or motion devices to track you, you can instead use your phone, opening the series up to a much large audience. Additionally, a new optional subscription based streaming service can provide new tracks frequently for you to dance to.

Next comes singleplayer reveal footage of Rainbow Six Siege, showing off a story-based campaign and the return of everyone’s favourite multiplayer mode Terrohunt (terrorist hunt), allowing up to four players to team up and take out terrorist with the same permadeath consequences for mistakes. It was also revealed that everything is destructible, adding new ways to breach buildings and kill unsuspecting enemies. You can play the Beta from September the 24th.

Trackmania Turbo

Another surprise next as Trackmania Turbo is revealed for consoles. The popular PC title where you can build, share and race your own crazy, gravity defying custom tracks will be bringing that same experience to Xbox One; super-fast pace, ghost cars, online leaderboards, four player split screen, and VR support included.

Next came a new CG trailer for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, giving us all an idea of the trouble we can get up to when that’s released, as well as introducing the female protagonist, Evie Frye’s more psychotic, bloodthirsty side. She is indeed not to be trifled with.

Ghost Recond Wildlands

One last reveal remains and once again it is a total surprise. A huge openworld, beautiful visuals, violent military combat, multiple options on how a team can kill their targets: this is Ghost Recon Wildlands.

And that was the Ubisoft press conference. It was another great conference and it delivered far more surprises than we expected too, but no “tall woman” joke, disappointingly. Square Enix are next, like Bethesda this is their first E3 conference, can they reach the high bar set by everyone else so far? We’ll tell you all about it shortly.

E3 Ubisoft Conference – South Park: The Fractured But Whole announced

Ubisoft has revealed South Park: The Fractured But Whole, a super-hero themed RPG for Xbox One

The follow-up to South Park: The Stick of Truth is in development at Ubisoft’s own San Francisco studio. The Fractured But Whole will play just like the first game, with role-playing and turn-based elements, and once again stars a New Kid hero.

South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are involved with writing and voice performances and I can not wait for this!