There have been a few South Park video games before, and there’s even a relatively minor-looking Xbox Live Arcade game coming out soon called South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge, but there’s a new game in the works that looks to be far more ambitious. Simply titled South Park: The Game, this is going to be a vast open-world RPG set in the world of South Park. Trey Parker and Matt Stone are writing it, performing the voices, and overseeing the development, which I assume is more than they’ve done for past games.
And there’s reason to believe it’ll be good: it’s being developed by THQ and Obsidian, the latter which video game enthusiasts might know as the developer behind Fallout: New Vegas (one of our funniest games of 2010!). The plot summary is as follows: “As the new kid in South Park, it’ll be up to you to make friends and defend the town from a wide range of threats.” Sounds nice and vague. It’ll be really interesting to see what they do with this, as these sorts of open-world RPGs tend to be set either in elf-ridden fantasy worlds (Skyrim) or post-apocalyptic wastelands (Fallout). Setting one in a cartoon town in Colorado will certainly shake things up. What will be South Park’s version of weapon building and enchanting?! But with the South Park creators on board and a developer with a solid track record building it, there are reasons to be optimistic. More details should become available when Game Informer hit shelves in about a week.