Developed by Obsidian Entertainment, the game was originally set to be published by THQ in March of this year. Following that company's bankruptcy and dissolution, Ubisoft picked up the title and announced a December release date. That wasn't enough time though as a new release date of March 4, 2014.
"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."
Meanwhile, the South Park show creators expressed their disappointment as only they can.
"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."
To placate fans, Ubisoft released a new gameplay video of South Park: The Stick of Truth in action at the Giggling Donkey along with some new screenshots.
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