Listen up, new kid — THQ Nordic has just announced its plans to breathe new life into the whimsical town of South Park in 2024. That’s right, both The Stick of Truth and The Fractured but Whole are about to receive a sequel, and from the looks of it, the so-called Snow Day! will once again feature all the same chaotic themes and crude humor that made the franchise the hallmark of comedy that it is. This time, however, it’ll be in 3D — which means we can say farewell to the traditional 2D blueprint, and finally make way for a whole new modernized experience.
It isn’t out for a while yet, but it’s safe to say that we’ll be seeing it come to fruition at some point in the next twelve months. Until then, here’s everything else you need to know about the next chapter in the book. South Park: Snow Day: what is it, and how will it look to shake up the quiet mountain town for 2024? Let’s get right into it.
What Is South Park: Snow Day?
South Park: Snow Day is an upcoming 3D action multiplayer game by Question and THQ Nordic. Its premise, which appears to be highly reminiscent of the Nintendo 64 chapter that launched way back in 1998, will revolve around snowball fights and other archaic battles in the midst of a school lockout. As the “New Kid”—a customizable playable character that was introduced back in Ubisoft’s The Stick of Truth and its sequel, The Fractured but Whole, players will once again be invited to tackle new challenges alongside Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny, on their quest to conquer South Park and “save the world.”
In developer Question’s own words: “Join Cartman, Stan, Kyle and Kenny, in three-dimensional glory, to celebrate the most magical day in any young child’s life—a snow day! Grab up to three friends and battle your way through the snow-piled streets of South Park on a quest to save the world and enjoy a day without school.”
An all-new South Park game is coming… in three-dimensional glory! Celebrate the most magical day in any young child’s life in SOUTH PARK: SNOW DAY! – coming to PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch in 2024.#SouthPark #SnowDay #SouthParkIn3D pic.twitter.com/2KwSX7ApXk
— South Park (@SouthPark) August 11, 2023
It’s a South Park game, clear as day, so don’t expect it to be anything other than unruly and crude. Not that we’ve come to expect anything less from it, though, what with both of its previous games basing their entire outlines around such things. Needless to say that the aptly titled Snow Day will be equally, if not twice as chaotic than its Ubisoft counterparts.
Story-wise, all we know so far is that it’ll be set around—you guessed it—a snow day, which will take place during what appears to be term time at South Park Elementary. Once again, you’ll play as the New Kid, which, all things considered, means it’ll be in the same timeline as The Stick of Truth and The Fractured but Whole. As for what sorts of shenanigans the folk of South Park will be getting into in this new snow-drizzled chapter is still unclear. Either way, South Park being South Park, it’s fair to say that there’ll be an underlying issue outside of, well, playing with yellow snow with your pals.
As far as gameplay goes, South Park: Snow Day will revolve around a four-player co-op campaign, which will allow for players to create their own custom characters, and essentially buddy up with three other cross-platform heroes around the globe to tackle new obstacles in and around South Park. So, quite a lot like Nintendo 64’s South Park, after all. And that’s not all it’ll take out of its book, either, as it’ll also include snowball-based combat, which, in all fairness, takes us right back to those feuds with the blasted pixelated turkeys. No complaints here.
From the looks of the trailer that was posted earlier this week, South Park: Snow Day will be played from a semi top-down perspective, similar to Diablo IV and other inspired dungeon crawlers. It’ll also include various power-ups and special abilities, too, from the looks of its short gameplay snippets. But as for whether there’ll be an option to experience the campaign in a single-player mode has yet to confirmed. Only time will tell on that one.
South Park: Snow Day is being developed by Question, the same team that brought life to The Blackout Club, yet another co-op-based action game that based its blueprint on one surprisingly similar to the upcoming South Park entry. So, rest assured that the team in question (no pun intended) knows exactly what it’s doing. This isn’t its first rodeo in the world of co-op gaming, so don’t sweat it, basically.
Rest assured that there is a trailer of South Park: Snow Day floating about. Thankfully, Question didn’t want to keep it on ice any longer, and therefore used the recent THQ Nordic livestream to outline its details. It isn’t much, but it’s something. You can check it out for yourself in the video embedded above.
Release Date, Platforms & Editions
South Park: Snow Day will be heading to Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Switch, and PC at some point in 2024. As for whether or not it’ll be available on ex-gen consoles remains unclear. However, if we had to hazard a guess, then we’d say a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One port seems highly unlikely at this moment in time. Never say never, though.
As far as launch editions go, South Park: Snow Day will come with just the one: Standard, which will be available across all console storefronts and PC.
Interested in keeping tabs on South Park: Snow Day? If so, then be sure to check in with Question over on its official social handle for all the latest updates here. If anything changes ahead of its 2024 launch, we’ll be sure to fill you in on all the details right here on gaming.net.
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