When we found out that a fresh South Park game was coming out, and that it’d be an RPG with a proper amount of care and attention lavished upon it, we were quite pleased. The only problem? It’s suffered the same fate as the Tomb Raider reboot: the South Park RPG has just slid back into 2013.
South Park: The Game is an RPG being developed by Obsidian, the same studio behind Fallout: New Vegas. Unlike the terrible South Park game that tarnished the original Playstation, this title is being written, voiced and supervised at every stage by the series’ creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker.
It was destined for launch late this year, but now it’s slid back along the release schedule into the first quarter of 2013. That’s news direct from THQ’s fourth quarter fiscal results. While THQ’s report sang about the success of Saint’s Row: The Third (and pencils in its next DLC for September), it also represented a company with precious few launches this year.
THQ’s only 2012 launches are Saints Row: the Third – Enter the Dominatrix, Darksiders 2 and a WWE title. That’s a bit light by anyone’s standards, and it’s starting to fuel debate that THQ’s a company in the throws of slowing to a halt.
If that’s true it’d be a real shame, although we should point out it’s currently nought but online cynicism and conjecture being thrust about in some forums. One thing we will say, is that THQ’s spent the last few years suffering at the hands of underperforming franchises, stock drops and office closures. Either way, as long as the South Park game breaks free, we’re happy.
Source: THQ financial report