South Park: The Fractured But Whole [official site] isn't just content to offer up another round of hilarious role-playing, it will also be improving on the fundamentals of The Stick of Truth—including some pretty epic farts that can tear a hole in the time-space continuum. In a recently released developer diary, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone talk about their lessons learned and detail some improvements made to South Park's turn-based combat.
"We've learned so much from the Stick of Truth, we decided, let's make another one and take everything we've learned and make it better," says Trey Parker in the video. While I wouldn't say The Stick of Truth had bad combat by any means, it definitely was simple. The Fractured But Whole will be introducing a more strategic tile-based system where you move your heroes around on a grid and position them for attacks.
Since The Fractured But Whole picks up the day after the events of The Stick of Truth, you play the same character from the first game, and that means retaining your mystical butthole powers. "We were like, how can we make your farts more powerful than what it was in the Stick of Truth?" Parker says. "Well, they can start to bend time." Funny, I was just telling a friend that's exactly what the first game was missing...
Anyway, South Park: The Fractured But Whole is coming to Steam on December 6 and will cost £39.99/59,99€/$59.99.