Originally scheduled to release this December, South Park: The Stick of Truth will now be available March 4, 2014.

South Park: The Stick of Truth

Why the new delay? Well, when Ubisoft picked up the game, we thought: Easy. We’ll put some marketing muscle behind Stick of Truth, toss some additional development resources at it, then take it to the finish line with Matt Stone and Trey Parker. The game’s almost done, anyways – so what more could we do?

Apparently, quite a bit more. “Within three weeks after acquiring the game, we sadly realized we had to turn this thing upside down if we hoped to deliver the experience everybody wanted,” says Ubisoft North America’s president Laurent Detoc. “It’s been such a major overhaul to get to the point where we are that we couldn’t let it go, even if that meant missing December.”

South Park: The Stick of Truth

South Park’s creators wholeheartedly agree. “We always wanted the game to feel like you’re actually in an episode of South Park,” say Matt Stone and Trey Parker. “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.”

Here’s a peek at what’s in store when South Park: The Stick of Truth releases on March 4, 2014.

South Park: The Stick of Truth

South Park: The Stick of Truth

Release date — March 4, 2014
Developer — Obsidian Entertainment
From the perilous battlefields of the fourth-grade playground, a young hero will rise, destined to be South Park’s savior. From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, comes an epic quest to become… cool. Introducing South Park™: The Stick of Truth™. Arm yourself with weapons of legend to defeat crabpeople, underpants gnomes, hippies and other forces of evil. Discover the lost Stick of Truth and earn your place at the side of Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny as their new friend. Succeed, and you shall be South Park’s savior, cementing your social status in South Park Elementary. Fail, and you will forever be known… as a loser.

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  1. Emily on October 31, 2013
    What, was there a power outage?Praise the forthcoming industry crash.
    • EA on October 31, 2013
      Pretty much. Watch Dogs, this, The Crew...what's up, Ubi?
  2. Eric on October 31, 2013
    I'm really looking forward to playing South Park: Sick of Truth, so I'm sad to hear about the delay. Just out of curiosity, are you going to be revealing the system requirements for the PC version any time soon?
  3. James Abrahams on November 1, 2013
    I think I am representative of a large number of gamers with money. I'm 26 and I have a full-time Job. I love gaming but my list of games I absolutely have to play is growing faster then I'm actually playing the games. This means more and more games I would like to play are getting struck of my list. Currently I still buy them in Steam sales just in case but I might have to stop doing that.In short, I congratulate you publisher for making this decision and please continue to make decisions like this! The independents have a "it will be done when its done" attitude. I can't afford to waste time with games that are almost brilliant. So please get the game right! Don't rush for a deadline...Particularly you ubisoft that keeps releasing assassin creed games that I have to play faster then I can play them! You don't need to make games any faster, just make them better and better so I can continue to call myself a gamer with pride when I compare it to other mediums.(Also... I don't just love South Park, I LOVE Mat Stone and Trey Parker, those guys are my heroes, I really want this game to be good! Delay it another year!)
    • alx on November 7, 2013
      word :)
  4. j-swag on November 2, 2013
    Delay after delay after delay.watch dogs.the crew.now this......loosing money every day
  5. Ryan on November 4, 2013
    Thanks for the blog post. I appreciate the explanation. Not that you "owe us" an explanation, but there is just something nice about knowing what is going on with the game. Plus, I think, the explanation helps keep the anticipation up.
  6. Ously on November 4, 2013
    While I can appreciate you taking time to make the game correct... fuck you assholes.
  7. drew on November 5, 2013
    90 % of ubi games suck and 90% of thq games are good . why would you fuck with it ubi shoulda just released it
    • justin willey on November 13, 2013
      yea thq was so great thats why they went out of business lol
      • Rob Riener on December 4, 2013
        No it didn't dumb ass
        • Philippe Symons on January 9, 2014
          Yes it did: http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/01/thq-bankrupt/
  8. Stefan on November 6, 2013
    Can you say something about what DRM the game will have on PC? Are we free to choose between Uplay and Steam or will it *always* require Uplay like Far Cry: Blood Dragon?
  9. Kyle on November 13, 2013
    Can't wait for this game. It's so good to have Ubisoft step in and give Trey and Matt time to get the game to the level they want it. Just a bummer there's no Wii U version announced. Ubisoft are one of Ninty's biggest supporters at the moment and we all know Trey's love for the big N (episode Go God Go commentary) so it's kind of odd nothings been said about it.
  10. Randy Marsh on November 13, 2013
    Im totally cool with a delay for good reasons like this. I sincerely hope they speed up some of those long battle animations. World doesn't need another Septerra Core situation. Word.
  11. phillip on November 21, 2013
    I want this on next gen consoles, with all the delays, you owe it to the fans that have since moved on to new consoles, MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!!!!
  12. seenLammams on November 22, 2013
    Hi, my name is Leo Messi and I'm a football player. My site: google
  13. Destin on November 23, 2013
    What the hell they have salted it so many times just release it then add and fix stuff on it over time and make it so when people update there game the stuff is added on and what not
  14. matt davis on November 25, 2013
    sup ubi?ill start by saying this, i have been playing video games since atari and now im 33. games are still fun but there are just to many now a days and i honestly cannot afford to play anymore. i will not be buying any next gen consoles but i will be buying SP the SOT and it will more than likely be the last game i buy. i say this without reluctance as i have had many a great adventures and a lot of them have been thanks to you ubisoft. but after this game i will not buy anymore so please take your time and make this liscensed video game the best that has ever been made (can you eat the batman games? i think you can) i accept the delay happily and will wait patiently for march. your going to get my money and my support. great job ubi and thanks for all the fun and i hope you guys continue with success in this market.
  15. Jeremy on November 26, 2013
    Sad to hear abut the Delay. Was really looking forward to the release in Dec. I felt even December was too long of a wait. This delay is just ridiculous because I probably wont be playing PS3 console in March, 2014. Sad to hear this cause im a die hard South Park fan -_-
  16. nonya on November 30, 2013
    These moorings could screw up an anvil with a rubber mallet. I've had this pre ordered since last year. I know as soon as ubisoft got it out wouldn't be good. They had a finished game and now they are saying it wasn't right. I think they are up to something in order to screw the consumer again. I hope they fold up like a cheap umbrella.
  17. nonya on November 30, 2013
    These morons could screw up an anvil with a rubber mallet. I've had this pre ordered since last year. I knew as soon as ubisoft got it out wouldn't be good. They had a finished game and now they are saying it wasn't right. I think they are up to something in order to screw the consumer again. I hope they fold up like a cheap umbrella.
  18. ieathamsters on December 4, 2013
    Delays who cares that just mean's less bugz and better optimization on release right!
  19. Andy on December 5, 2013
    I know this game was originally going to be for 360 & PS3. Since the game has been pushed so far, is there any plans to release it on the PS4 or the new Xbox?
  20. Kilroy on December 6, 2013
    Still on pre-order, eh? Well, you know what Cartman said about pre-ordering? "You know what you get when you pre-oder....? A big @#$% in the mouth"...Agreed :P
  21. joey on December 12, 2013
    Kinda lame that the episode was all about the console war and this game is not even on either ps4 or xb1...
  22. Mysterion on December 24, 2013
    I don't understand all of the complaining... I would rather have a NEAR PERFECT south park game that might take say another year of refining than a MEDIOCRE one just because I wasn't patient enough to wait. You people "can't see the forest for the trees." As they say.

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