E3 2016: South Park: The Fractured But Whole Shows Off First Gameplay

Quite quickly, it became apparent that South Park: The Fractured But Whole would be a cornerstone of Ubisoft’s E3 press conference, based on how much they had to show off. First we got the initial reveal, gleefully parodying Ubisoft’s own Tom Clancy and Clancy-esque games…

And then, showing off some of the initial gameplay that leads to the game’s character creation, wherein your new kid has fallen from grace since the last game and has to build up a new persona…

Then giving us a peak at the story Cartman thinks up for you…

Finally giving us a peek at the combat and the various types of attacks you can deliver, this time implementing the ability to move around on a grid in a more Mega Man Battle Network-style fashion…

Before ending on a trailer delivering us the plot that kicks off the game: Namely, the kids of South Park wanting to make their own billion-dollar superhero franchise.

After all that, Trey Parker and Matt Stone announced that the game would be released on December 6, and that those who pre-order the game will get a free copy of South Park: The Stick of Truth, which they can begin playing immediately. The Stick of Truth was one of the best and funniest RPGs in recent years, so if South Park: The Fracture But Whole is still any bit as good as it, we should indeed be looking at one of this year’s best games (and we shall update this article with higher-quality videos later on when they become available).