While my brother anxiously and angrily awaits the UK release date for Shin Megami Tensei IV, I’m waiting for a game that hasn’t even been released in America yet: South Park: The Stick of Truth.
As you may know, the game has been in development since 2012, and it was initially assumed that the game would be released on March 5, 2013. However, the release date was later pushed back to April 30 (same year). To make matters worse, in December 2012, the game’s publisher, THQ, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and the publishing rights were sold to Ubisoft in the next month.
Since then, no solid release date has been confirmed, and Ubisoft has been incredibly reluctant to confirm a release date, more so than Atlus.
This game is one of four PS3 games I’m waiting for. The other three being Rayman Legends, Rambo: The Video Game, and Dragon’s Crown (which has no UK release date yet, and is published by Atlus).
I must wonder if The Stick of Truth will ever see a release date. Earlier this summer, a “holiday 2013” release date was confirmed, but I highly doubt that it’s enough. “Holiday 2013” is really vague, as it can mean anywhere between November and December. Of course, right now I’m only talking about the American release date, mainly because that even that hasn’t been confirmed yet. If we want to see a UK release date, we need the US release to be confirmed first, because in Europe, we’re usually the last people to get a release date.
Meanwhile, some fans are beginning to lose interest in the game’s release. Some people think that it won’t be released until the beginning of next year, and some people are worried that the game will end up being cancelled. If that were true, it’d be just like Duke Nukem Forever, except it wouldn’t eventually get released.
At this point, I don’t know how long they’ll take to confirm a release date for the new South Park game, but I think that when it does finally hit the shelves, it’ll be an enjoyable South Park experience on the PS3. Here’s hoping it doesn’t take as long as Final Fantasy XV.