Let’s be honest, even without factoring the games development it has taken quite a lot of effort on the part of South Park Digital Studios and Obsidian Entertainment to get South Park: The Stick of Truth out to market, what with THQ unfortunately closing their doors after so many years of service to the gaming community.
But that is in the path, and new publisher Ubisoft have announced that the game will be available from the 12th December 2013 for each the Playstation 3 and Xbox360 gaming platforms. A PC edition is planned for release at a later date.
In addition to this announcement, the company confirmed their plans for the South Park: The Stick of Truth Grand Wizard Edition, which they describe as being a “must-have for any self-respecting South Park fan worth his weight in cheezy poofs”. This edition, also available on the 12th December 2013 will come with a number of bonus editions at an increased price. Available exclusively via EB Games and Uplay stores, this edition includes:
South Park: The Stick of Truth Game: Because obviously you aren’t going to buy the special edition without there actually being a game inside.
Grand Wizard Kidrobot Cartman Figure: Pose the Grand Wizard Cartman and his stick of authority with this six-inch replica figure from Kidrobot. The Grand Wizard Cartman figure is not available in stores and can only be found in the Grand Wizard Edition*.
* Of course a search around Ebay post-launch might be a more pricier exception
Kingdom of South Park Map: The entire town of South Park has been mapped for the first time in the series’ history. Handy if you get lost in game.
The Stick of Truth Ultimate Fellowship Pack: The one pack to rule them all! Choose your class and pick your perk with four exclusive Stick of Truth costumes that come equipped with special abilities. Suit up as the Necromancer Sorcerer to increase your fire damage, earn extra gold by equipping the Rogue Assassin outfit, deal extra weapon damage with the Ranger Elf costume, or raise your defence with the Holy Defender outfit. The choice is yours, New Kid. Seize the Kingdom of South Park!
If you have just ignored the list and scrolled down to the end of the post – here is an image describing everything: