Since original publishers THQ gave up the rights as they went out of business, French video game publisher Ubisoft have taken on Obsidian title South Park: The Stick of Truth, and have since then kept quiet on its release date (which would have been 5 March if THQ had stayed in business) now offered a more stable time period in which the game will hit shelves.
However, that time will still be an ambiguous one at present, with the date revealed at Ubisoft’s pre-E3 press conference yesterday (10 June) being ‘Holiday 2013′.
This will be considered as a risky scheduling by some, on account of the big-name games (such as the latest in the Call of Duty and Need for Speed franchises, along with Ubisoft’s own Watch Dogs) out at a busy time of the year, with the title also having to compete against high-profile releases that will have already occurred, such as Grand Theft Auto V, although the reasoning may be to put it near the end of the animated comedy’s 17th season, for greater exposure amongst viewers.
While shorter than the previous three trailers released for the game, and merely a keynote in Ubisoft’s presentation compared with the critically-acclaimed appearance at E3 2012, the event did give the most concrete information on South Park‘s schedule yet since coming under new publishers, possibly, as the footage ends with a joke on the Stick of Truth‘s current situation.
The minute-long newest trailer can be seen below, although if the ‘hint’ is to be believed and the game does get delayed to ‘some holiday season’, perhaps Ubisoft-sanctioned piracy is the way to go? Those unable to watch fart jokes or Assassin’s Creed 4 montages might want to give the video content below a miss: