South Park: The Stick of Truth is, apparently, cursed. The oft-delayed RPG has just been pushed back again, meaning that we won’t be seeing this one in 2013. Instead, mark your calendars for March next year.
Here, have a new trailer as consolation:
Series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone explain:
We always wanted the game to feel like you’re actually in an episode of South Park. 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.
It’s actually the third time the game’s been delayed after setting release windows. We were expecting it to be published by THQ in March 2013, then it was picked up by Ubisoft in January (with a 2013 date still planned), and finally a firm date in December.
Laurent Detoc, president of Ubisoft North America, hints at the reasons behind the delay:
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. 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.
This extra wait doesn’t suggest any great leap to next-gen, either: Ubisoft is still promising South Park: The Stick of Truth for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC only – expect it March 4th in North America and March 6th in Australia… as long as it’s not delayed again.