South Park:The Stick of Truth could get a sequel

2 min read


If there’s one thing that I enjoyed about South Park: The Stick of Truth, it’s that it was impossible to not have a grin on my face as I played through it. Thanks to some sick humour and my even blacker sense of it, I quite dug the game. And I’d kill for a sequel. An idea, which might not be far off at all.

Speaking to IGN, South Park co-creator Matt Stone explained that South Park studios was open to the idea of a sequel. “We’ll see how it’s received,” Stone said.

This was a hellacious undertaking – much more than when we signed up for it. Never say never. I would do it again, in some fashion. I think that video games are really interesting.

Hellacious doesn’t even begin to describe the journey that this game took, from its original days as a THQ title, surviving the closure of that publisher and eventually winding up being released through Ubisoft.

Thanks to the fact that Stone and co-creator Trey Parker were closely involved with the game from start through to finish, The Stick of Truth had a distinctive South Park flavour to it, instead of it just being another licensed property with no creative input. “I think we got into it casually. [We said], ‘Oh that’d be cool to do a video game.’ Visually, technical stuff…we can figure that out,“ Stone said.

[But] you sit and watch South park [on TV] a certain way…[and] a game is consumed a certain way. It engages different parts of your brain. The natural rhythms of comedy that we know pretty well from the TV comedy universe, they’re different from a game.

And they have to be different, and you can’t resist it. You have to go, ‘Yeah, it’s gonna be different’ instead of being a joke. It’s gonna be a tool that you use that’s gonna be funny when you use it. I would start differently now if we started again.

Positive reception? That’s an easy check. We scored the game high, and the current Metacritic rating sits at 85. That’s a damn good reception, and based on public opinion, I’d love to have a South Park rematch with the Nazi zombie aborted foetus of a Kardashian.

And while we’re talking South Park, don’t forget to enter our comp to win that super-kewl hamper. You’ve only got a few days left to do so.

Last Updated: March 18, 2014

Darryn Bonthuys

Something wrong gentlemen? You come here prepared to read the words of a madman, and instead found a lunatic obsessed with comics, Batman and Raul Julia's M Bison performance in the 1994 Street Fighter movie? Fine! Keep your bio! In fact, now might be a good time to pray to it!

Check Also

Ubisoft delays Skull and Bones into 2019, but still has one big AAA title to reveal at E3

Ubisoft is delaying Skull and Bones out of their next fiscal year, but the publisher is st…