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Posted September 8, 2017 by David Latham in Feature
 
 

South Park: The Fractured But Whole And Skin Colours


Ubisoft has been busy plodding away working on South Park: The Fractured But Whole, the sequel to 2014’s highly regarded South Park: The Stick of Truth, with the new game scheduled to launch next month in October 2017.

Today we can reveal a typically controversial (is that an oxymoron?) feature of South Park: The Fractured But Whole. When creating your character at the beginning of the game, you will get to pick your skin colour.

Controversial, right? But wait, there’s more.

Ever heard of white privilege? African Americans doing it tough? Well that’s pretty much how South Park: The Fractured But Whole is going to work. If you want your skin colour to be glow-in-the-dark Kyle Broflovski white you’re going to have a very easy playthrough of South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Want to be the Token Black guy? Or perhaps look as much like the character Token Black? Things in Colorado might become a lot more difficult.

As Eric Cartman tells you in-game while you’re creating your character, “Don’t worry, this doesn’t affect combat. Just every other aspect of your whole life.” We have a feeling it will affect combat too.

In a game which already appears to include plenty of controversial themes (see below), South Park: The Fractured But Whole will push boundaries and make us feel uncomfortable as we are given stark truths about the world we live in.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole launches October 17, 2017 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.


David Latham

 
David has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from a Group of Eight university, but only uses his very unique set of skills writing about video games. By day he's a stay-at-home dad, by night he's literally Batman. Where does he find the time?


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