Tuesday, July 12, 2011

South Park seconds coming to Xbox 360

Comedy Central game studio creative director confirms new title based on cartoon series en route for Microsoft's platform.

Unlike the aesthetically crude Comedy Central show it was based upon, South Park's first brush with gaming in the late '90s was objectively not good. However, Microsoft and Comedy Central went a long way to righting the franchise in gamers' minds with their 2009 tower-defense title South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play.
Now, it appears as if a second South Park game is headed exclusively to the Xbox 360. Speaking to Joystiq, 345 Games creative director Prithvi Virasinghe confirmed that his studio is collaborating with Microsoft on a new title based on the tiny-town travails of Kyle, Stan, Kenny, and Cartman.
"Right now, South Park is actually in a first-party deal with Microsoft Studios, who published the first game, and they're doing a second game as well," Virasinghe said. The head of 345 Games, which is Comedy Central's internal game development arm, went on to note that the second South Park game will mark the end of its exclusivity deal with Microsoft. Additional details on the title were not revealed.
Beyond South Park, Virasinghe also indicated that he'd like to create a game based upon mock right-wing talk show host Stephen Colbert. "It has to be the right combination of game idea meets property," he said

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