South Park: The Stick of Truth delayed to March 4

South Park: The Stick of Truth has been pushed to March 4, Ubisoft announced today. On the bright side, a new trailer shows actual gameplay footage of the combat system.

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South Park: The Stick of Truth won't be waiting under the tree for you this year after all. Ubisoft announced today that the foul-mouthed Colorado kids will be pushed from December 10 to March 4, 2014.

The new date puts it a full year from its original date, before THQ's fiscal troubles caused all kinds of upheaval. That's aside from the game itself growing too big and needing some slimming down of its own.

"We always wanted the game to feel like you’re actually in an episode of South Park," said Matt Stone and Trey Parker, in a statement on the Ubisoft blog. "Getting the game up to the crappy standards of the show has been a real challenge and we're excited to say it's taken way longer than we thought it would."

A new trailer, which dropped the date casually in its description, attempts to salve that wound with our first glimpse at gameplay footage. Spoiler: It looks like South Park, but with an RPG UI on it.

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    October 31, 2013 11:20 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, South Park: The Stick of Truth delayed to March 4.

    South Park: The Stick of Truth has been pushed to March 4, Ubisoft announced today. On the bright side, a new trailer shows actual gameplay footage of the combat system.

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      October 31, 2013 11:22 AM

      I'm not suprised by it being delayed once more at this point. Everyone should have seen this coming I think.

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      October 31, 2013 12:57 PM

      instant buy

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      October 31, 2013 1:10 PM

      Ubisoft certainly isn't afraid to wait until the last minute to announce delays.

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      October 31, 2013 1:21 PM

      boo delay. but the gameplay looks awesome! but seriously, no more delays I want to play! and if they delay it too much longer the SP guys are just going to cut all the content up and use it for episodes :/

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        October 31, 2013 2:11 PM

        I was thinking with this many delays no way it would be good but that footage looks excellent.

        It seems like it should be easy, but it's surprising that it took this long to make a South Park game that actually looks like a South Park episode.

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          October 31, 2013 2:13 PM

          Exactly! Feels like I get to play an actual episode (or I guess better yet an uncut movie). The way the game seemed to have environmental interaction, even if just silly little things makes me giddy.

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      October 31, 2013 1:53 PM

      Actually ok with this, original date of Dec 10 meant more backlog for me.

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      October 31, 2013 2:21 PM

      goddamnit!!!!!

      been looking forward to this game for ages.

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      October 31, 2013 2:56 PM

      Cool gameplay, hope it's actually good.

      But, boy, do they need to get some combat music in there to amp the excitement.

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        November 1, 2013 1:23 PM

        Ahhh! I thought there was something slightly amiss... yes, battle music was it. Nothing so grand as Final Fantasy Mystic Quest proportions, but at least something.

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      October 31, 2013 3:59 PM

      I like how the battle system has Paper Mario style button presses to enhance the attacks. Also like how you can use items and attack in the same turn, I never usually use items in turn based strategies because it's a waste of a turn I could've spent doing major damage or a heal spell. Just wonder if they can balance that. Hopefully there's a hard mode.

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      October 31, 2013 4:35 PM

      I really want this but march 4th is sooo far.

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        October 31, 2013 5:08 PM

        You have plenty of games to play in the mean time.

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      October 31, 2013 4:57 PM

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! !!

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      October 31, 2013 5:12 PM

      Aww, I can't wait for this!!

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      November 1, 2013 5:23 AM

      YES ROSHAMBO!!!!

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        November 1, 2013 1:22 PM

        I fell to my knees and kissed the dirty carpet ground when the glorious and hallowed roshambo attack was thrown down.

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      November 1, 2013 9:15 AM

      this looks sooo fucking funny.

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      November 1, 2013 9:46 AM

      I was wondering if this game is really worth $60. I was thinking $40 was more reasonable.