The last console game based on Comedy Central’s South Park was Chef’s Luv Shack. It was kind of like Mario Party set on a game show. Some of its mini-games drew inspiration from arcade classics like Donkey Kong and Asteroids but the game was, for the most part, forgettable. 2009’s Let’s Go Tower Defense Play and the upcoming Tenorman’s Revenge are South Park properties, but they’re both downloadable titles — not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Fortunately, the series is making a return to a retail release with the development of an as-of-yet-unnamed RPG, as Game Informer revealed on its latest cover. The title is a collaboration between show creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Obsidian Entertainment and THQ. Obsidian might ring a bell as the studio had a heavy hand in the first two Fallout titles for the PC and THQ develops many of the wrestling games you know and love (Francois certainly does.)
Of course, Parker and Stone are writing the script and the title will feature the same cardboard-cutout style artwork the show is famous for. Personally, I enjoyed the first-person shooter South Park game on the N64 and PlayStation — I was 11 and the game allowed you to power up snowball projectiles by peeing on them. Gimme a break there. And the South Park universe is full of so many interesting characters that I’m actually a bit surprised that nobody can claim, as Butters’ compatriot in one particular episode once did, “Simpsons did it!” Word on the street is that the title is in development for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
What about you? Looking forward to revisiting South Park on your home console?