Nintendo loyalists who did not get a chance to experience South Park: The Stick of Truth when it originally released on XBox 360 and PlayStation 3 are in luck. It arrives on Switch Sept. 25.
Collectors, however, are out of luck. The game’s Switch debut, retailing for $29.99, is currently only slated for digital release.
Announced a few months ago, the lauded RPG from 2014 has a new kid (a customizable you) move into the South Park neighborhood. You are quickly recruited into a fantasy adventure with the rest of Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s clan of miscreants.
The game begins amid the same Game of Thrones-style story arc that appeared in season 17. The boys have been split into two warring factions: those who wanted the Xbox One for Christmas and those who sided with the PlayStation 4. No surprise, South Park: The Stick of Truth has already been ported to those systems (as well as Windows). It’s only a starting point for the game, however, which involves alien abductions, government cover-ups, Nazi zombies and nuclear bombs inserted in places they probably weren’t meant to go. Basically, an accurate video game recreation of the beloved cartoon series.
For anyone who didn’t experience the game when it first released four years ago, expect an adventure that feels shockingly closer to actually playing the cartoon than any previous attempts.
South Park: The Stick of Truth joins a pretty decent show of support from Ubisoft on Switch. That includes Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition and South Park: The Fractured But Whole, which preceded its predecessor on the console by five months.
Will you be downloading South Park: The Stick of Truth for Switch next week? Are you disappointed you won’t be able to add the game to your physical collection? Air all grievances in the comments!