South Park: The Stick of Truth - Australia
South Park: The Stick of Truth is a 2014 role-playing video game developed by Obsidian Entertainment in collaboration with South Park Digital Studios, and released by Ubisoft for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 video game consoles, and Microsoft Windows. Based on the American adult animated television series South Park, The Stick of Truth follows The New Kid, who has moved to the eponymous town, and becomes involved in an epic role-play fantasy war involving humans, wizards, and elves, fighting for control of the all-powerful Stick of Truth. Their game quickly escalates out of control, bringing them into conflict with aliens, Nazi zombies, and gnomes, and threatening the entire town with destruction.Development began in 2009 after South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone approached Obsidian about making a role-playing game designed to look exactly like the TV series. The pair remained involved throughout the game's production, writing its script, consulting on the design, and voicing many of the characters, as they do on the show. The Stick of Truth's production was turbulent, seeing it move release dates multiple times, from its initial date in March 2013, to its eventual release in March 2014, and a change in publisher, surviving the bankruptcy of original publisher THQ. The game's rights were purchased by Ubisoft in early 2013.The game was subject to censorship in some regions, based on content including abortions and Nazi imagery; Parker and Stone replaced the scenes with detailed explanations of what occurs in each scene. The Stick of Truth was released to generally positive reviews, which praised the comedic script, visual style, and faithfulness to the source material. It received criticism for a lack of challenge in combat, and technical issues that slowed or impeded progress.