Content about Trey Parker

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Delays.  They happen quite often.  Just when you think a product is going to come out at the proper time, something happens and forces the studio behind it to push it back a few weeks – maybe even months.  We’re not even to the midway point of 2012 and we’ve already seen significant delays…and no, we’re not talking G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  That movie needed retooling anyway.


South Park games have been iffy over the past few years, mainly because Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators, didn’t really have any say in what was done to them.  As a result, Acclaim milked the franchise to death on earlier platforms, leaving a sour taste in the mouths of long-time fans.  Lately, the duo has been getting more involved in its digital affairs, teaming up with THQ and Obsidian for an epic action/RPG game coming later this year.  Before then, we have Other Ocean Interactive’s South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge, an elaborate multiplayer platformer that definitely rises above Acclaim’s stinky efforts.  Still, it could’ve been better.


The hit Comedy Central series South Park hasn't always found the greatest of success in video games.  Acclaim's barrage of licensed games (Chef's Luv Shack, along with a kart racing game and a shooter) turned out to be real stinkers, to the point that the show's creators ragged on them.  There has been a turnaround as of late, however.  Microsoft produced an XBLA strategy game, Let's Go Tower Defense Play, that fared pretty well, and a platforming game, Tenorman's Revenge, is due for release next year.  But THQ and Obsidian are taking the series one step further with a full-blown RPG.