Following the same unfortunate fate the studio’s highly-anticipated, technology-manipulating open world title, Watch Dogs, received in October, Ubisoft has announced that South Park: The Stick of Truth will no longer launch on its scheduled release date. Instead, the game will be arriving on March 4, 2014 in North America and March 6, 2014 in Europe. It seems that both devoted South Park fans and gamers alike will have to patiently wait, once again, before they can properly immerse themselves within The Stick of Truth’s promising RPG-focused world, which is now scheduled well beyond its original holiday release date.
Crafted in collaboration with South Park Digital Studios (creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker), and Obsidian Entertainment, Ubisoft acquired The Stick of Truth license in January after several years of struggling debt lead THQ to declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy, ultimately forcing the once-successful company to start painstakingly liquidating its assets soon after. With that said, it’s a shame that years later we are still anxiously awaiting the release of The Stick of Truth.
However, amongst the obvious disappointment, there is a ray of hope. Despite the announcement of a pushed back launch window, Ubisoft did release a brand new gameplay trailer that delivers over seven minutes of never-before-seen footage. While it’s not quite the same as experiencing the ambitious title for ourselves, hopefully that will be enough to ease the pain…for now.