I have to be honest. I’m not that surprised, as we have not heard that much about South Park: The Stick of Truth with only a month and change left until its release. Even its demos at E3 2013 and the more-recent NYCC 2013 were hands-off which was peculiar. The game has officially been delayed until next spring, and will launch on March 4th, 2014.
Ubisoft’s North American President, Laurent Detoc, cited what could be interpreted as a poor build under the supervision of the game’s former publisher, the now-defunct THQ. “Within three weeks after acquiring the game, we sadly realized we had to turn this thing upside down if we hoped to deliver the experience everybody wanted,” Detoc said, “it’s been such a major overhaul to get to the point where we are that we couldn’t let it go, even if that meant missing December.”
South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker added, “Getting the game up to the crappy standards of the show has been a real challenge and we’re excited to say it’s taken way longer than we thought it would.”
South Park: The Stick of Truth is being developed by Obsidian Entertainment and will be published by Ubisoft for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. You can check out the new gameplay video below.