Fallout developer working on South Park RPG, seriously

L.A. based publisher THQ has joined forces with Trey Parker, Matt Stone and South Park Digital Studios on South Park: The Game to be developed by Obsidian Entertainment. THQ announced last week that they are collaborating with South Park Digital Studios LLC, the joint venture between South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker and Viacom Media Networks and Obsidian Entertainment, Inc. to develop the next chapter in South Park entertainment: “South Park: The Game.”

“South Park: The Game” is an epic role-playing adventure that will allow the user to befriend Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny and explore the quiet little mountain town like never before. “Our goal is simple: to put creative talent first,” said Danny Bilson, EVP Core Games, THQ. “Matt and Trey are arguably two of the most important comedic talents of their generation. Bringing their vision of South Park to the interactive space is a dream-come-true.”

The first details of South Park: The Game have been revealed in the exclusive cover story in Game Informer’s January issue, shipping to subscribers early this month.  While not the first South Park licensed game, this will be the first title Matt and Trey are actively writing for.  As such, much of the gameplay will be focused on being an elementary school kid and the trials and tribulations that go along with that.  There will most certainly be a social aspect to the RPG.

The feature article gives a lot of hints on what Obsidian has in mind for gamers and South Park fans.  An interview with Matt and Trey also gives some insights into what makes an RPG immersive for them.  Not too many details are available yet and some may be skeptical of the treatment Obsidian will give this new game.  Keep in mind Obsidian has delivered some top tier RPGs in the past.  South Park: The Game is scheduled to be available for the PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360 and Windows PC in the second half of 2012, hopefully before the end of the Mayan calendar.

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