South Park: The Fractured But Whole finally gets a(nother) release date

Ubisoft’s long-delayed South Park: The Fractured But Whole will finally go on sale on October 17, 2017.

The hotly anticipated follow-up to 2014’s hit RPG The Stick of Truth will be available for Xbox One, Sony PS4 and Windows PC simultaneously.

Whereas the previous edition focused on the boys’ wizard and elf-based playtime, TFBW focuses on Cartman’s Avengers-like superhero franchise Coon & Friends.

Gamers will play the new kid in town and learn fart-based powers to create their own superhero, capable of saving the quiet mountain town from certain doom in a uniquely flatulent way.

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It’ll be available in four editions, Standard, Gold, Steelbook Gold and Collectors Edition and all pre-order customers will receive the in-game assistant Towelie as a bonus.

Everyone snapping up the game before January 2018 will receive the award-winning Stick Of Truth completely free
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Today’s announcement from publisher Ubisoft comes after multiple delays to the initially scheduled release in December 2016.

The last we’d heard Ubisoft would only commit to a release before March 2018.

With that in mind, it’s actually a nice surprise that we’ll get it before the holidays, albeit almost a year late.

Unfortunately, despite Ubi’s well-documented excitement for the console, there’s no news on a release for the Nintendo Switch.

Will The Fractured But Whole be worth the wait? Or will it stink the room out? Share your thoughts in the comments below.