Ubisoft has joyously announced that South Park: The Fractured But Whole has received an R18+ rating in Australia uncut and uncensored. The decision is not yet live on the Classification website, but Ubisoft has confirmed the decision.
In 2014, The Stick of Truth was censored for release in Australia. Many fans were upset that a game created for adults was being edited, especially since the R18+ rating had been introduced. The development team of The Stick of Truth took the step to include graphic and detailed descriptions of the action taking place on-screen in the Australian version. Which ironically, passed classification.
Thankfully, this time around, The Fractured But Whole is uncut in Australia.
The Fractured But Whole is the sequel to 2014’s South Park: The Stick of Truth and comes directly from South Park’s creators; Matt Stone and Trey Parker. Following the events of The Stick of Truth, crime is on the rise in the quiet Colorado town. In an effort to save the town, Eric Cartman calls upon his alter-ego The Coon and his super-team. Players will continue in their role as the New Kid and become one of the superhero members of Coon & Friends.
Using the power of farts, the New Kid will fight crime to become the most marketable superhero ever. In The Fractured But Whole, players will discover their tragic origin story, acquire costumes and customise their powers.
The Fractured But Whole has been developed from the ground-up using Ubisoft’s Snowdrop engine. It includes all new areas to explore and much greater emphasis on freedom and customisation. It also does away with The Stick of Truth’s combat system and introduces an all new way to fight.
In the video above, you can see a gameplay walkthrough from Gamescom.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be available in Australia for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, uncut and uncensored on October 17, 2017.