“You can just hang around outside in the sun all day, tossing a ball around, or you can sit at your computer and do something that matters!” said Eric Cartman in the South Park episode, “Make love, not Warcraft.” Gamers can truly do something that matters for South Park’s future and the future of comedic gaming – you can make the newly announced South Park RPG a true gaming sensation. Yesterday’s Game Informer revealed the magazine’s January cover – the cast of South Park looking at RPG versions of themselves. Think of the implications!
Game Informer says South Park: The Game will be a full-scale RPG on the 360, PS3, and computer. You will play the game as a new kid in South Park, making friends and “[defending] the town from a wide range of threats.” Be sure to catch the featured interview with Trey Parker and Matt Stone (creators of South Park) in the January issue of Game Informer! (You can also catch it online December 8th.) The two who changed the future of Comedy Central will be “writing the script, performing the dialogue, and overseeing the development” of the game.
The game wouldn’t be enjoyed solely by gamers but by social gamers as well. Time magazine listed South Park as one of the “All-TIME 100 TV Shows.” Entertainment Weekly deemed South Park #12 on its 2007 list of “The New Classics: TV” for 100 best shows from 1938 to 2008. With South Park’s incredible popularity and cultural influence, how could a RPG version of South Park not do well?!
Some games do have comedic elements (ex. the chickens that attack you in Zelda games or the achievement/trophy for flipping someone off in Mirror’s Edge), but just think how fantastic it would be to become a part of the South Park world! Who wouldn’t want to play a game that gives you action-packed RPG fun and nonstop laughter? (Okay, maybe not nonstop…we certainly don’t want KitGuru’s readers to get hernias from too much laughter.)
KitGuru says: Be sure to check out January’s edition of Game Informer to find out more about South Park: The Game, and follow our articles as we track the progress of this new cultural phenomenon! We look forward to trying the new South Park game next year and hope it lives up to the hype. Please tell us what you think of this newly announced game below.