Nintendo's known for having a family-friendly image, but over the years it has played host to a number of titles featuring adult-only themes.
One that we're often reminded of is Rare's N64 title Conker's Bad Fur Day, but the South Park cartoon series also has quite an extensive history with Nintendo platforms. The original South Park game, which was a first-person shooter, made its debut on the Nintendo 64 in 1998/99.
Since then, there's been a handful of other games released - some of which are even available on the Switch. Now, in an update, a Bloomberg report has mentioned how the show's creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are working on a brand new "3D" entry.
Jason Schreier's colleague has been informed it'll be developed by South Park's own internal studio, but Ubisoft may not necessarily be involved.
"The game is under development by an in-house studio, Stone told Bloomberg’s Lucas Shaw in an email."
Bloomberg also reached out to Ubisoft Entertainment SA - who published the recent RPG entries - and did not get a response back.
Given the history Nintendo systems have with games based on this animated television series, there's seemingly a good chance a future announcement will include a Nintendo platform - provided it's not another mobile-only game.
If there is a new 3D South Park game on the way, what would you like to see from it? Leave a comment down below.
[source bloomberg.com, via twitter.com, purexbox.com]
Awesome news, the last two were great!
Cool I welcome a third entry as long as it's made with care like the first two.
This just gives me flashbacks to the n64 game, but if they give the game to the right hands, I can probably see it working
Lol, has everyone forgotten Ubisoft targets current gen? They aren't even putting Prince of Persia on Switch.
I still need to play the first two, got into the show just recently
I hope they have a good story like the others and its better than the TV show has been lately.
@GrailUK read the article, it says Ubisoft may not be involved.
Can't wait for more racial slurs!
They had something perfect with the Ubisoft RPGs, why go back to 3D?
Still, will keep my eye out for this.
@jump I hope they aren't!
I would rather have a sequel to stick of truth, fractured but whole and phone destroyer.
I guess my main hope would be that it runs smoothly and loads quickly, unlike some South Park games. Oh and of course they maintain the fun gameplay that most South Park games possess.
i did enjoy the rpg games, perhaps there will be one for ps5 as well as a 3d game too
yay. a series that taught multiple generations how to denigrate marginalized communities by disguising it as "dark humor." yippee. 😒
I loved the RPGs but welcome a change of pace. Struggling to see a 3D game working these days but let's see. Prove me wrong!
There better be turkeys.
The Ubi Soft games are great. I hope this new game can live up to those.
That would be pretty cool. I've loved the SP games for years.
South Park isn't exactly the type of game that pushes hardware.
@westman98 South Park isn't a game lol. We have no idea what it will be
If the South Park game maintains the same artstyle and aesthetic as the show (which seems like a guarantee IMO), then the game won't be pushing hardware.
@HotGoomba South park is funny tho
@CharlieGirl I bet you're one of THOSE people that want random statues torn down.
@westman98 yeah, you are right there
@Sans_Undertale Yes, I am.
Maybe I'll ask here. If I want The Stick of Truth uncensored, but live in Europe, do I buy it using my US account (that has no funds on it now)? Do I buy it on a EU account, delete it, and can I redownload it on the US account linked to the same system and actually get the US version then? Or is the EU version on Switch no longer censored in the first place?
I'm curious, but to be honest Stick of Truth and Fractured But Whole perfected the visual style for a South Park game, seeing as it looked exactly like the show.
But will be interesting to see what gets revealed.
Are we finally getting a sandbox open-world South Park game we been craving for?
I'm actually pretty geeked about this. XD
@Specter_of-the_OLED Only issue with the second game over the first is the bugs - but excellent games and I couldn't be more excited, doubled dipped on the switch ports of the first 2!
@60frames-please You should just say "you guys know what I'm here to say. Look at my name".
@Sans_Undertale never said it wasn't
South Park seems to be the last bastion of (mostly) free speech in an age of "cancellations" and rampant censorship of anything deemed unfashionable.
Much about South Park is personally offensive to me (which is partly why I don't watch it with any regularity), but I also do not begrudge its existence, and quite often, they do critique/satirise certain issues that virtually no other popular media/entertainment platform would dare touch.
I hope that their new $900 million deal isn't indication that they are selling out for an easy buck. I suppose the content of any upcoming episodes/movies will speak for themselves in due course.
They're going to be some busy bees with 14 movies, a game, and however many seasons they were renewed for with their big deal.
Stick Of Truth = LOTR/Fantasy
Fractured But Whole = Marvel/Superheroes
Third Game = Star Wars/Star Trek/ Space?
@Bermanator but I don't have short load times in my name
@60frames-please @The_Pixel_King Ah that's too bad. I had noticed that games I bought on my regular EU account were marked as "purchased" on the US account as well, but hadn't tried downloading them from there, and I probably wouldn't be able to tell if I got the US version if I tried so I didn't. Thanks for the information!
@CactusMan Thanks! Usually I don't mind that much for some slightly altered content, but censorship is something I really don't like, and I don't feel like it's anyone's right to censor anyone's ideas and visions, or to decide what we should or shouldn't see / hear. Many of the things I've seen in real life have been censored as cruelty (which is exactly why we tried to get them out, to stop the cruelty), denied, swiped under the rug, silenced, called lies... Only helping those practices to continue. But I get that some things are altered per region. But, not offensive jokes in South Park.
@Silly_G I don’t see Trey and Matt ever putting anything out for a quick buck. Parker has been worth at least $500 mil for a good few years and Stone not far behind. Can’t imagine money would have all that much meaning at that point.
Plus, the Six Days to Air doc showed just how passionate Trey is about the show, essentially spiralling into a mini breakdown when he released an episode that he didn’t feel was up to snuff. On top of nearly killing himself voicing Fractured but Whole when seriously ill and the funk they both got themselves into when they saw the quality of the 64/psone game.
But hey, I’m a massive fan of these two and of course I wanna believe that. As you say, time will tell!
@Doofenshmirtz hopes for the very best!
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