Video game developer Obsidian Entertainment has announced that they are working on a role playing game that is based upon the popular cartoon series South Park, which will be published by THQ.
Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the two creators who direct, produce, write and star in the South Park series, will be in charge of script development and will write some of the dialog.
Players will get the role of a new kid who moves into town, becoming friends with the original characters from the series, and will need to make more friends and develop his skills in order to stop a wide range of threats from destroying the quiet mountain town.
Danny Bilson, who is the executive vice president in charge of core games at publisher THQ, stated, “Our goal is simple: to put creative talent first. Matt and Trey are arguably two of the most important comedic talents of their generation. Bringing their vision of South Park to the interactive space is a dream-come-true.”
It seems that the game will be playable on the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 and the PC at some point during the second half of 2012.
Obsidian has a long history of working on complex role playing games and has become known as a studio that is well suited to come into an already existing franchise and deliver a new take on the game universe.
They have previously worked on Knight of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, using a BioWare made universe, Fallout: New Vegas, based on the Fallout III revival, and Neverwinter Night 2.
A number of veterans from Black Isle Studios, who had previously worked on Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale and Planescape: Torment, created the studio back in 2003.
Microsoft is also working with Other Ocean Interactive on the development of another South Park video game, called Tenorman’s Revenge.