South Park: The Stick of Truth, THQ’s Obsidian-developed RPG based on the hit Comedy Central TV series, has been delayed to fiscal 2014, the publisher has announced. It was previously slated for March 5, 2013.
“I believe South Park’s market opportunity is significant,” said THQ president Jason Rubin. “It is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated titles of calendar 2013. It is also an expansive title, encompassing multiple television seasons’ worth of content.
“We have been working closely with the co-creators of South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, to make sure all of the game’s content performs to the high standards of the TV show, and this takes time. THQ is committed to giving gamers no less than the rich South Park game they have been waiting for and deserve.”
Metro: Last Light and Company of Heroes 2 are both expected to ship in March, which THQ says is later than initially planned.
“We are also inspired by the potential for Metro: Last Light and Company of Heroes 2,” said Rubin. “I believe Metro: Last Light is a title that should set standards for visuals with its stunning atmosphere, unique location and cutting-edge style.
“Company of Heroes was one of the highest rated RTS titles in history, and Relic insists that the sequel live up to its pedigree. Giving both of these titles time to reach their full potential is the right thing to do for the products.”
Rubin continued, “THQ is excited about our position and pipeline of games beyond fiscal 2013, including the sequel for Saints Row: The Third, Homefront 2 and the as-yet-unannounced game from Turtle Rock Studios.
“In total we have ten titles in development for fiscal 2014 and later, almost all of which are based on our own IP. We intend to announce more details about our future slate in the coming months.”