Ubisoft confirmed earlier this week that South Park: The Fractured But Whole will (finally) be released sometime during its 2017-18 fiscal year. Today it came across with a proper release date—October 17, 2017—and also a new trailer showcasing the subtle and sophisticated humor of “The Farting Vigilante.”
South Park: The Fractured But Whole sees crime on the rise in the quiet Colorado town of South Park, leading Eric Cartman to form a new team of superheroes, Coon and Friends, led by himself as The Coon—a monumentally racist double entendre of the sort that’s provided the foundational bedrock of South Park for years. You, meanwhile, play as the New Kid, using “fart-based powers from numerous hero classes” to create your own unique master of flatulence.
As a preorder bonus, Ubisoft is offering a free copy of the unexpectedly good 2014 RPG South Park: The Stick of Truth and an “exclusive in-game assistant,” Towelie: Your Gaming Bud, who “provides helpful and hilarious advice to players at key locations throughout the game.”