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New ‘South Park’ game on the way

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South Park: The Game (THQ)

Having long since persuaded the TV and film industries to respect their authoritah, the boys of South Park are about to take another crack at the world of video games.

As revealed by Game Informer, South Park: The Game is to be written by South Park impresarios (and devoted gamers) Trey Parker and Matt Stone  in collaboration with publisher THQ and veteran role-playing game developer Obsidian (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, Fallout: New Vegas).  The title will be released sometime in 2012 on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

This isn't the first South Park game to hit the streets. In 1998 gamers suffered through a forgettable South Park first-person shooter, followed in 2000 by the critically-maligned South Park Rally kart-racing game. The new game, however, is likely the most ambitious: an epic role-playing adventure in which players must help the town's citizens defend against a host of evils.

Judging by the preliminary game art , Stan, Cartman, Kyle and the gang will take on fantasy alter-egos not unlike their roles in the Emmy-winning episode 'Make Love, Not Warcraft.'

What we really want to know is, how many different ways will there be to kill Kenny?

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