Seriously: Obsidian Making South Park RPG

By Jim Rossignol on December 2nd, 2011 at 7:46 am.


THQ have announced that Obsidian are making a South Park RPG: “South Park: The Game” is an epic role-playing adventure that will allow the user to befriend Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny and explore the quiet little mountain town like never before.” Parker and Stone are apparently going to be producing the script, performing the dialogue, and generally helping out, with the Californian dev team doing the dev work. Game Informer apparently have the game for their January cover, as teased here, at which point more information will be revealed.

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  1. Gormongous says:

    No, not possible. If necessary I will construct my own reality where this is not the case.

    • Kent says:

      Yes. This is so humiliating for the greatest RPG developer currently on the market.

    • Dana says:

      I disagree.

    • Faceless says:

      People need to stop jerking off to Obsidian solely due to nostalgia.

      Feargus Urquhart and Chris Avellone are one of the few remaining competent people at Obsidian. The company’s half-sunk in a swamp of mediocrity ever since they started picking up scraps from BioWare.

      Then they tried something new and interesting with Alpha Protocol, and now they’re back to licence work. I doubt anyone is forcing them to make this game. They are humiliating themselves.

    • Lifebleeder says:

      This might be fun. However, this is an Obsidian game. I think it goes without saying that you should only try and play it maybe 6 months after release. That way, when they finally start patching it up (Unless that game is Alpha Protocol, which received 0 patches), it will be at least playable.

    • Bhazor says:

      @ Faceless

      Dungeon Siege 3 and New Vegas are old enough to be nostalgic?

      Also you’re forgetting Zeits, lead writer of both Mask of the Betrayer and DS3. Obsidian has a stable of good writers whilst Bioware has a sort of cupboard under the stairs.

    • InternetBatman says:

      That’s just not true at all. I don’t play their games because of nostalgia. I play them because they’re ambitious, well-written, and interesting. In the case of New Vegas and NWN 2 they’ve been among the best RPGs in years, with better writing and gameplay than their predecessors.

      There’s little to no nostalgia involved. They make games I want. I buy them and play the hell out of them.

    • Requisition says:

      @Gormongous Why are you so vehemently opposed to it when we know so little about it? I’m genuinely curious, I think it could be a fun time.

    • Abundant_Suede says:

      Obsidian has a stable of good writers…

      Yes. I just wish they’d swap some of those out with better designers and programmers.

    • Faceless says:

      @Bhazor

      Dungeon Siege 3 wasn’t good at all, even on the off chance you somehow managed to adapt to infuriating controls, and New Vegas was supervised by Bethesda. Even so, the end product was more bugged than Fallout 3. You could’ve at least praised Alpha Protocol, that would help me take you seriously.

      @Abundant_Suede

      Hear, hear. As greatly as I value story in a game – my first video game was an adventure game, and that shaped my preferences – I can’t appreciate the story if I keep headbutting a wall of crashes, glitches, wonky animations, poorly thought out game mechanics and inconvenient controls.

      Obsidian are no longer Black Isle. These news just serve as a reminder of that.

    • Cerius says:

      Wow Faceless. You are a real idiot. First off. Yes, Dungeon Siege III was good. It didn’t have much content but it was good and had excellent charachter motivations and lore. I really doubt though that you have any idea about good writing and that you are not just a pretentious child.

      Secondly. Black Isle Games were FULL of bugs, Fallout 2 is probably more bugged than F3 or New Vegas. Planescapes gameplay was worse than Alpha Protocols.

    • Bhazor says:

      @ Faceless

      How was Dungeon Siege 3 a bad game? If you’re talking about controls you should remember something. It wasn’t designed as a point and click ARPG it was an action game. A damn good action game that really rewarded timing and movement and that put up a real challenge all whilst telling a great fantasy story. New Vegas improved on Fallout 3 in every way and was no more glitchy than Bethesda’s effort. Apart from anything else the design was hugely improved with much better combat, quest design, faction based gameplay and a much more organic and lived in setting. Obsidian at this point are masters of design able to create fun combat scenarios and a world to put them in. Restraint? Knowing when to say enough is enough? Testing? Budgeting? Setting deadlines? Not so much.

      The fact you seem to praise Alpha Protocol, by far the glitchiest most unbalanced and poorly written game Obsidian has ever made, over these two great games is very confusing,

    • Synesthesia says:

      eugh, remember the n64 one? I thought i had blocked that out.

    • WPUN says:

      Guys. Please. Stop.

      You guys are really good and clever but the horse is dead. Even Crosby and Hope decided to STOP making On the Road movies and the world was better for it.

    • Agnol117 says:

      You know, even having played most of them before patches, I’m not sure where the idea that Obsidian games are unplayably buggy comes from.

    • Psychopomp says:

      Cthulhu saving the world
      Barkley saving the world
      The post-apocalypse of the 50’s
      Penny Arcade
      Mario
      A guy who can’t escape the mortal coil

      Stranger games have been great. Duller games have been awful.

      Also, it’s got Tim Fucking Cain on the team. This is only humiliating themselves if they don’t like the IP. Surprise: South Park is still widely loved by critics and viewers. At this point, it’s damn near the only thing keeping Comedy Central relevant.

    • Kent says:

      Yes. I hear that all the time. Oh, Obsidian games are full of bugs, crashes, programming shizzle and the like. Have any of you losers even looked at the bugfest that the latest Elder Scrolls were? Does Bethesda ever get any crap for that? No, because they release the construction sets they automatically get a free pass. Uhm, hello. Anyone seen said Construction Set yet? No, didn’t think so either.

      Bethesda? Look at the differences between F3 and FNV. At least in FNV there are crap you can do outside of a dungeon (omg, amazing). In Bethesda games, NOTHING happens outside of dungeons. This reason alone makes them better than Bethesda in the Design department and don’t even get me started on the writing – which on Bethesda games are on par with the writing in Mount & Blade. And Mount & Blade doesn’t really have a story either. Point again to Obsidian for writing.

      Bioware? KotOR2 had way more complex and interesting characters than KotOR1 had I think. It’s difficult to describe characters in just a few sentences but the ones in KotOR were fairly one-sided (and the same can be said for Dragon Age and Mass Effect character’s too). Point goes to Obsidian in the writing department.

      Now you might be thinking: “But TEH BUGZ!!” Well, I don’t know how you keep finding them because I have tried and they’re very rare in Obsidian games. It seems to me that the Bugs argument is little else than a measly rumor at this point. I actually had a bug in Skyrim where I couldn’t finish the main quest line because I were involved with the Stormcloaks quest line. Thankfully I could eventually find the Quest code in the wiki page and fix the bug but that’s fairly game breaking for a company that is celebrated far and wide for making such enjoyable games.
      Fuck me, you guys are such hypocrites!

  2. iARDAs says:

    Thank you God. Diablo 3 killer is coming and I AM SERIOUS.

  3. Nick Ahlhelm says:

    I am excited, but only cautiously.

    But it’s got to be better than the Penny Arcade game.

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      Buzko says:

      Was I the only one who really enjoyed the Penny Arcade game?

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      Gundato says:

      The PA game was hilarious, but I found the gameplay to be too grindy and twitchy. It felt like I was basically playing the same QTE every single time I found an enemy.

  4. gilrain says:

    I’m not a big enough fan to have any desire to play this, really.

    I can’t predict doom, though. I didn’t think Trey and Matt would make a very good musical, either, and I was very wrong about that. And as long as they allow Obsidian to take their time and release a completed game, well, we know they make good RPGs.

    • DrGonzo says:

      They had made a musical before they created South Park.

    • ShadyGuy says:

      edit for lacking proper reading skills.

    • Fagadaba says:

      Really? The dozens of songs in the show didn’t foreshadow that they dominate musicals? And the South Park Movie was almost a full on musical.

    • Squirrelfanatic says:

      @DrGonzo: What’s your point? If they can do it, they can do it… It’s not like more experience in writing and animations will necessarily degrade their abilities.

    • Dances to Podcasts says:

      This has to be an RPG-Musical. Just has to.

  5. Sigvatr says:

    MOM! BATHROOM!

  6. Rii says:

    Gee, this isn’t a decade too late.

    • DrGonzo says:

      Not sure what that means. They were making South Park games ten years ago. Also, South Park has only just found itself over the last few series in my opinion. Its gone from simply dick jokes to something a lot more clever.

    • Outright Villainy says:

      What, dick jokes that get repeated 50 times in the same episode is better?

      Ever since season 11, south park has been getting really lazy, they’ll just take 1 joke and run it into the ground for an entire episode. I don’t see that as being particularly clever.

    • cafe says:

      @DrGonzo: Agreed

    • cafe says:

      @ Outright Villainy: Are you talking about family guy? As DrGonzo said, that’s how Southpark used to be, watch some of the newer episodes! I never liked southpark a lot, too (except for the movie) but in the past year it became my second favourite cartoon show (of course nothing can ever beat futurama)

    • Mad Hamish says:

      I’ve pretty much been a fan since it started and while episodes can be hit or miss, when they’re still putting out episodes like the recent Broadway Musical subtext one I will keep watching. I’d recommend watching the short documentary “Six days to air” which is about how they put together an episode. This game’s got pedigree behind it, you can’t deny that. With indie RPGs like Barkley Shut Up and Jam Gaiden, Cthulhu Saves the World etc showing you can make a good RPG with a bizarre comedic concept, I’m looking forward to this. And there’s enough lore in the South Park world for it to be the next Elder Scrolls.

      But Spongebob is one of my favourite shows, so what do I know.

    • adonf says:

      This! Somebody please make a Spongebob RPG now!

  7. gilrain says:

    Also, that they call it an “epic” RPG makes me wonder what engine they’re licensing for this. Gamebryo, maybe? Obsidian should be comfortable enough with it, after New Vegas, and it’s certainly the go-to engine for epic RPGs…

    • Cerius says:

      Its 2D and most probably it will be their own Onyx engine. Which is great as DSIII was nearly bugfree.

    • gilrain says:

      Ah, cool thanks. Got ahead of myself, there.

    • adonf says:

      Gamebryo is a graphics engine, not a game engine. The graphics engine is like 1/3 of a game engine. I could go into more details if I was not hungover.

    • StingingVelvet says:

      Indeed, the fact that Skyrim is nearly identical engine-wise to Oblivion and Fallout 3 despite ditching gamebryo should prove just how little gamebryo mattered to the end user.

    • Hoaxfish says:

      Isn’t the Skyrim engine actually just a modified update of the Gamebryo engine, with a new name (since the old one is associated with all those bugs)

    • Quasar says:

      ” I could go into more details if I was not hungover” sounds like it should be a meme

    • kyrieee says:

      Skyrim doesn’t have a hundred random CTD issues. That was all gamebryo.

  8. Cruyelo says:

    At first I was really taken aback and saw this as a complete joke but… This could actually be really fun.

    I’m looking forward to more information on the game, it could easily be either a complete turd or a very fun RPG.
    At the very least, it will be something different than other RPG games out there.

  9. apocraphyn says:

    Uhm. Well, at least we know what Tim Cain’s working on, now. BLACK ISLE RISES ONCE AGAIN *cough*

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      felisc says:

      If tim cain and avellone are working on this instead of a Planescape:Fallout secret project i will send obsidian boxes filled with dead cats every week.

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      Lars Westergren says:

      They have hinted they are working on a new IP of their own in parallel, I believe.

      But is it so terrible if TC and CA are working on this? Even if the theme of the game doesn’t set your imagination on fire, be happy that more RPGs are made and that one of the few remaining independent studios gets new projects that keep them in the business. They will also get to work more on their own Onyx engine, which will benefit all future games based on it too.

      Me, I’m not a huge South Park fan, but I’ll definitely consider getting it.

  10. gwathdring says:

    What the heck … why?

    • Bob Sacamano says:

      woops accidental reply. Ignore this.

      [edit] crab hands ftw!

  11. Easydog says:

    Ahhhahaha. Awesome :)

  12. wu wei says:

    I’m really hoping it’ll be some kind of mash up between Dwarf Fortress and Saints Row 3 gameplay-wise.

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      ffordesoon says:

      I WILL PAY ALL OF THE MONEY FOR THAT I HAVE NO IDEA HOW IT WOULD EVEN WORK BUT I’LL PAY IT YESSSSSSS

    • DrGonzo says:

      God I hope not! I bought Saints Row 3 under the advisement it was much better than the last one. Its really not. Its just as unfunny, buggy, poorly optimised as the last.

    • Springy says:

      Poorly optimised? I’ve seen no evidence of that, and having played SR2 just before 3 was released I know that it’s in no way comparable with that load of rubbish.

  13. Tom OBedlam says:

    Is it April already?

  14. Zenicetus says:

    This has the same problem as a superhero MMO. Not everyone gets to be Superman, or Batman. Or in this case…. Jesus, Mohammed, Satan, Tom Cruise, and Jennifer Lopez. So, what’s the point? Everyone’s gonna run round as generic South Park kids? Does that sound like fun?

  15. Belua says:

    Well… For lack of better words to express how I feel, I can only say:

    What is this I dont even

  16. googoogjoob says:

    this is the most depressing gaming news i have seen in a while

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    ffordesoon says:

    They’ll get my money.

    I bought Dungeon Siege III. I don’t care at all about Dungeon Siege, and I’ll probably never actually play it. Would I pay $60 for it again? In a heartbeat. Because it’s Obsidian, and they made KOTOR II, and Alpha Protocol, and FNV, and all the other great broken games. And the Black Isle games.

    So they’ll get my money.

    I hope they’ll use it to hire an actual QA team. Or to make an Alpha Protocol spiritual sequel that doesn’t suck horribly like AP did, because an Espionage RPG is still the best idea ever and Steven Heck is amazing and Scarlet Lake is amazing and GODDAMN I want a sequel to that great awful game that absolutely deserved all those 4s it got and that I love anyway because it dared so much and did so much right. There was an AMAZING game trapped in there, and you could see it if you squinted.

    Sigh.

    Yeah, I know. Heh. I’m turning into a were-Wulf.

    Guild Wars 2. Morrowind. I want to have sex with a dragon. Xenophobia. Insert longer rant about how sex with magic butterflies is the best sex here. And now let me just repeat myself until I write an impassioned essay that reads like I’ve just been crying and is actually about nothing except how misunderstood I am because my taste is just so much better than other people’s and can’t you all see that. Obsidian.

    Aaaaaand…

    TRANSFORMATION COMPLETE

    What was I talking about?

    Oh, um, South Park RPG. Good. Yes.

    I’ll go to bed now.

    • N'Al says:

      I approve of this message.

    • Bhazor says:

      Ahh Wulf. He always puts me in that strange situation of agreeing with everything someone says but not wanting to be associated with them.

    • Unaco says:

      Bravo! Bravo!

      ffordesoon, if you let me know your address, I’ll send you the Friday Crunchie I was going to have this evening. You deserve it.

    • Nick says:

      Alpha Protocol was a great game as is, one of the best released that year in fact. Also that final part is a totally uncalled for attack on someone who hasn’t even posted in this thread yet, the fact people are applauding you for it is as pathetic as the comment itself. Be ashamed.

    • Unaco says:

      Sense of humour failure Nick? What you see as an attack, most of us see as a gentle parody. Is the person involved meant to be immune to parody?

    • Bhazor says:

      @ Nick

      This is a post about Obsidian, of course Wulf is going to comment. I swear at this moment he’s sitting there with sweat pouring down his face preparing his essay.

      Like I said I agree with just about everything he says (apart from Alpha Protocol being bug free) and it’s only by sheer force of will that I’m not writing a 3000 word reply (a rough average for one of Wulfs comments) about KOTOR 2 being one of the best RPGs ever made. The way he feels about FNV? Thats how I feel about Sith Lords.

    • InternetBatman says:

      @Nick I’m a huge Obsidian fan and I disagree with that comment about Alpha Protocol. The writing and character interaction was excellent, as was the research system. The object interaction was very buggy and not really a good design decision. The stealth/CQC build was incredibly uneven (godlike at the end, unplayable for the Brayko fight). There were invisible walls everywhere. Thorton was a block of wood surrounded by good characters. Last but certainly not least, the checkpointing was abysmal. The game wanted you to play a certain way, an

      Obsidian has had three absolutely amazing games, one very good one, and two mediocre ones (haven’t tried DS III but it’s a good assumption), and one failure. There’s no need to defend a game as broken in parts as Alpha Protocol.

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      ffordesoon says:

      @Bhazor:

      I know, right!? It’s like, dude, I’m with you, but you are making our position look kind of gross.

      I bet he actually works at Bethesda or BioWare and.is just using reverse psychology. You know, like how there’s always that one wing of The Conspiracy in conspiracy fiction that’s devoted solely to handing priveleged information to crazy people and drug-addled old hippies, so anyone who’s reasonable and discovers the conspiracy will be discredited by association?

      @Unaco:

      Thankew, thankew.

      @Nick:

      You misunderstand. It was just a gentle ribbing. I was poking fun at my own starry-eyed Obsidian fanboyism more than anything. If I’d wanted to attack the man (and I’m assuming he’s a man), I wouldn’t have been so indirect and scattershot. To the extent that it was about him, I was just mocking the fact that he treats the RPS comments section like his personal blog, on which he has the comments disabled. He’s probably never even going to read this post. If he does, and he’s offended, well, I apologize.

      Also, I don’t think you get my point. Alpha Protocol is one of my absolute favorite games ever, and the only RPG I’ve ever felt compelled to do two playthroughs of. It’s just that, objectively, it’s a pretty damn terrible game. It’s buggy, it’s broken, the skill trees make exactly zero sense, it’s heartbreakingly linear and dull in a lot of its level design, the AI is legitimately terrible, you can get shot in the head and killed behind cover, the hit detection is nonsense, a nonlethal playthrough with tranquilizer darts is actually easier than a lethal playthrough with a shotgun, the menus are unbelievably awful when they even work, there are no real hub areas despite the fact that the game acts like there are, there’s no exploration, the tutorial is dull as hell, the graphics are like a PS2 game upscaled to a PS3, the motion blur sucks, your choices only really matter to the story, not the game, the hacking minigame had the weirdest control scheme ever on mouse and keyboard and was kind of a war crime besides, the plot is pretty ludicrous in spots, certain characters’ heel turns are never explained properly, there are plot threads that go nowhere, the game is a cheat in a lot of ways, the boss fights (Brayko, oh, Brayko!), the checkpointing, the fact that it actually overwrites old save files when it saves new ones, the fact that you’re not actually allowed to save…

      I mean, the fact that I even feel the need to add “the list goes on” should at least prove that it’s not perfect.

      That does not mean I don’t love it to death, but it is tough as hell to recommend to people who aren’t as tolerant as I am about these things.

      @InternetBatman:

      AUGH. Why did you have to mention the Brayko fight? WHYYYYYYYYYY!? I had almost – ALMOST – blocked it out!

      Maybe the worst boss fight in any game I’ve ever played.

      I actually did like Mike Thorton, though. I know I’m in the vast minority on this, and I can see why, but I think he would’ve been very likable indeed were it not for a few things I don’t want to get into right now because were-Wulf. ;)

    • Nick says:

      Oh, right, I forgot Unaco speaks for “most of us”, damn my failed sense of humour. Sorry, but gentle parody? Are you actually serious? Give me a break Unaco, a full paragraph mocking supposed sexual preferences, whining and self pitying is a gentle parody now? Call him on certain things as and when he does them by all means, but this was out of the blue and it certainly isn’t a gentle ribbing, even if its intended to be.

    • MD says:

      Yeah, I have to say, that did not read like ‘gentle parody’ to me.

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      ffordesoon says:

      For the record, I’m totally cool with anyone’s sexual preference. I mean, I write Kim Possible femslash fanfics (yes, I realize that sounds utterly ridiculous and not a little perverse, but it’s true). I know and love tons of LGBT people in that community, furries, the works. If it came off like I was making fun of his sexual orientation, I fully and unreservedly apologize. That was not at all my intent, and if it came out that way, I’m truly sorry.

      I mean, reading it back now, I agree that some of it is probably a little harsh. I’m not going to edit it, because I’d rather be judged by the foolish words I did write than by smart words I spliced in later, but I do apologize if anyone was offended or otherwise turned off by something which was genuinely done in a playful spirit, however harsh it appears.

      I mean, look, as I said, I write Kim Possible slashfic and I don’t even like Kim Possible, for God’s sake. I’m a very silly person myself, so I’m not trying to set myself up as somehow superior to Wulf. I’m clearly not. His elitist tone does annoy me, and I think that annoyance combined with sleeplessness perhaps took over my parodic instincts for a moment and sent me in a much more acidic direction than I would’ve otherwise gone. I dunno. I guess my annoyance with Wulf got in the way of the “gentle ribbing” vibe I was hoping to cultivate. If so, I’m sorry. I don’t feel ashamed of what I wrote, because I do think I said true things. But I do feel it was unfortunate that it turned a bit nasty at the end, for whatever reason. I really wasn’t trying to pick a fight or hurt feelings. If I messed up, though, I messed up. Not gonna try and weasel out of it, ’cause I’m not about that.

      Wulf, if you’re reading this, you get one free shot at me, as nasty as you like, and I won’t complain or fight back at all. Fair’s fair, yeah?

      I’m still proud of the term “were-Wulf”, though. :P

  18. int says:

    BEEF CAKE!!!!!

  19. adonf says:

    “befriend Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny”

    So you get to play as Butters? Neat-o!

  20. E_FD says:

    Well, that’s… interesting.

    If nothing else, this is a game that almost certainly won’t be generic and forgettable.

  21. Gaytard Fondue says:

    Why do people think that Gamebryo was/is Bethsoft property?

  22. Maykael says:

    Why the shit are you people saying that this depressing? I can only think that you’ve watched one episode of South Park, found it maybe to offensive to your tastes and have written it off as toilet humor. If you weren’t such fucking nuns, you’d see how brilliant Matt and Trey are and how interesting are the story-lines and how inspired are the analogies and with contemporary problems The crazy/excellent plots of Stone and Parker and the mad RPG skills of Obsidian should make and excellent game and we should be extremely excited about it.

    • googoogjoob says:

      regardless of how good south park ever was, at the moment it is played out and sad and this looks like a huge moneygrab using the franchise

    • adonf says:

      @googoogjoob: The previous South Park games were definitely nothing but quick cash-outs. A racing game, a tower defence game, what have these got to do with the SP universe? Regardless of their qualities as games, they could have been based on any other franchise. This one could be different because it’s a RPG so it will have to be more connected to the universe.

    • Maykael says:

      IMHO South Park right now is as good as it ever was (see the 99% episode or the two “Everything is Shit” episodes). The fact that Trey and Matt are into this and that Obsidian are developing should make as happy that we are finally getting a game that may not be a quick cash-in.

      Also look at that magazine cover, remember that fucking awesome LOTRO-parody episode, imagine a game in the style of that episode and tell me that is not interesting…!?

  23. Ian says:

    Obsidian? South Park? Colour me intrigued/confused.

    I mean, what? Just what what what?

  24. buzzmong says:

    I still have memories of the P-233MMX era South Park fps game.

    I have a feeling this might be either total dross as a game, but at the same time, rather amusing or go the other way and be a good game but with poor subject matter and a serious case of the unfunnies. Out of all the devs around currently, I think only Obsidian have a chance of making both a good and funny RPG with the content.

  25. cafe says:

    EDIT:horrible rps comment function put this is in the wrong place :D

  26. Belua says:

    I love South Park, but turn it into an RPG? Seriously? I’m not expecting much here, but I’ll definitely check it out when the time comes.

  27. Saiko Kila says:

    If Obsidian is the maker, then it’s feasible that they’ll find a way to kill Kenny for good. Or five ways – one funny and intended, and four abhorrent and glitchy.

  28. povu says:

    Achievement Unlocked: You Bastard.
    Killed Kenny 100 times.

  29. JackShandy says:

    mmmmmmyes. Yes, I will buy this game.

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    Jackablade says:

    I guess it’ll be a bit like a less innocent version of Costume Quest.

    • Bhazor says:

      This

      It seems clear from the cover this will be a game set in the characters imagination but tied to the real world. Something Southpark has done often.

    • adonf says:

      Collect card boxes to build the AWESOME-O custume. I’d buy it.

  31. InternetBatman says:

    I think this is really good news. It seems, to me and this could be wrong, that Trey Parker and Matt Stone are just tired of doing South Park. The Broadway episode was funny, but that was about something they were doing outside the show. I look forward to the end product.

  32. obvioustroll says:

    8%

    That is all.

  33. Big Daddy Dugger says:

    Yes… YEEESSSSSS! Finally an rpg that isn’t about a group of elves going to slay a dragon.

  34. pilouuuu says:

    Is South Park too offensive for your sensibilities? Really? Because it’s one of the most amazing things on TV right now. It can be over the top and nasty, but it’s also one of the best criticisms about our society and c’mon it’s made in 7 days!

    How long can it take for them to make the game then? One month? At least the script.

    I’m even more excited after I knew that Obsidian is doing this! It probably won’t be the next Skyrim, but a pretty good game on its own. And one of the few funny games alongside Monkey Island and Saint’s Row in a sea of bland brown and gray Call of Duty clones.

    What worries though is no mention of a PC version. This game deserves to be on PC!

    • Bhazor says:

      The only thing that offends me with Southpark is some of their anti science stuff but I’m pretty certain thats just them deliberately trolling.

  35. elnalter says:

    South Park is underrated I hope this game has some musical pieces in it!

  36. adonf says:

    Does anyone else think that this could be a great Terrence & Phillip game?

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    Horza says:

    Can’t be worse than when South Park was reimagined as FPS in 1999

    • Dances to Podcasts says:

      Team America is much better suited for that. So much to parody…

  38. dahools says:

    Hell yeah,

    Eats “Cheesy Puffs” = HP +10
    Eats Chefs “Chocolate Salty Balls” = Rate of fire increased 25%
    Drinks “Weight gain 2000″ = Can absorb 50% more damage

    “Pass me my Cow Launcher I’ve got a colorado school to take back from the evil ass probing aliens!”

    This has such potential, will be definitely keeping an eye on this, hope the chicken egg firing anal sniper rifle is back in the mix!

  39. magnus says:

    I so hope I can play as Butters, at least it isn’t a Family Guy RPG. Hopefully this will some small compensation for the 200th and 201st episodes missing from the ‘Complete season 14 DVD’s’ I wonder how legal that wording is?

  40. Blackcompany says:

    I am embarrassed for Obsidian. I know things were probably rough for them after the bug-ridden mess of Fallout: New Vegas and then Dungeon Seige III. However, their greatest strength lies in their writing. So hire some coders and some folks to handle scripting and get back to work.
    .
    Just…not on this. Please.

    • Cerius says:

      First off: Things went fine for them in both cases. Secondly: They are happy and excited for this project:

      Quote from Ex-Obsidian guy

      Very glad that I can finally tell people about this. The game was already looking so damn awesome when I left Obsidian last Feb. Can’t wait to play it. Next up: Book of Mormon, the Game

    • Bhazor says:

      1) The glitches in New Vegas were pretty much the same as when Fallout 3 was released (Obsidian recieved an earlier source code that didn’t include the original patches).
      2) New Vegas and Dungeon Siege 3 both sold well.

  41. vecordae says:

    This news is Quite Fancy.

    Stone and Parker have a good eye for satire, even if you find how they go about it leaving something to be desired. If they are working closely with Avellone and company, I could see this being interesting. I can also see it being an incomplete, buggy mess. You’ll just have to wait and see. Me? I’ll be using Chronotron to travel to one of the many possible futures and check it out.

    Future Status Edit: Went to wrong future. In this future Obsidian are ape-people who make FPS’s about an anthropomorphic pie. Will try again next week and let you know.

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    Durkonkell says:

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!?

    WHAT.

    An epic Skyrim expansion? No, a south park RPG.

    What.

    • Sabre_Justice says:

      Now don’t be so hasty, this could actually be a South Park based Skyrim expansion.

      Or Fallout: New South Park.

  43. Ultra-Humanite says:

    Well at least Obsidian has a chance to ruin something I have no desire of ever playing.

  44. Agnol117 says:

    There just aren’t words for how excited I am by this prospect.

  45. Jengaman says:

    Shweet.

  46. SketchyGalore says:

    At first I accidentally read this as “South Park MMORPG” and cringed somewhere deep down. Then I saw what it actually said.. and immediately thought of the Nintendo 64… and cringed somewhere deep down.

  47. JohnnyMaverik says:

    Meh… I quite like South Park. Obsidian have made good games in the past… and bad games for that matter, but this could be good.