South Park’s Matt and Trey walk through The Fractured But Whole’s new tactical fight system

South Park The Fractured But Whole

South Park’s trip into superhero satire The Fractured But Whole after The Stick of Truth lambasted everything about fantasy RPGs is also coming with an update battle system.

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The latest developer diary from South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker goes over a lot of ground the two have covered since deciding 2014’s sleeper hit RPG needed a sequel.

Part of the video, which has anecdotes about loads of aspects of the game’s early development including why the name had to have a butthole pun in it purely to piss off retailers, shows off a new tactical field-based battle system.

The turn-based mechanics of Stick of Truth are still there in basic form, as that sort of fight allowed the two to have the most control over the humour and feel of the game, but now characters can move around a grid-like field to make use of the environment.

The environment comes into play in other ways as a car interrupts one fight in the middle of a street, giving even more of a feeling of the make-believe nature of the world all of South Park’s more imaginative story lines take place in.

The Fractured But Whole will be angering story employees when it releases on December 6, so until then here’s some more glimpses of the game in action.