Last night, the latest episode of South Park set up the events that will be taking place in Ubisoft’s South Park: The Fractured But Whole, with Coon and Friends (led by Cartman, of course) getting into an epic battle with Professor Chaos – and, for that matter, Mark Zuckerberg. (“How do you like my style?!”)
The show was filled with all kinds of superhero goodness, including the logic of releasing a prequel first (“You can’t do a prequel first! Then it’s not a prequel. It’s just…first.”) and the return of the torn-down Circuit City, but this time as Professor Chaos’ headquarters. (He even replaces the Circuit sign with “CHAOS”, though you can still clearly see the “it” at the end of it.)
And, as expected, the episode put rivalries into motion for the game, not only with Coon and Chaos, but also the Freedom Pals, who break away from the initial group after the idea of civil war sets in (despite not being that part of the franchise till season three – that’s what Netflix wanted!).
But in case you missed it, or you just didn’t have a chance to check it out on cable (we know who you cord cutters are), there’s some good news. Comedy Central has posted the full episode online, so you can see it in all its glory. You’ll have to put up with a few online ads, but you’ll still be able to see everything that the glorious episode has to offer – including Mark Zuckerberg invading someone’s car. (“You call this a car?!”)
The episode does a superb job setting things up, and offers a few good laughs, especially if you’ve ever wanted to see a badly dubbed Zuckerberg. (Oh, and for good measure, there’s a Harvey Weinstein jab here as well – timely!)
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will have a lot to offer, including various superhero types, tons of hilarious interactions and, of course, Cartman being the cursing superhero that he is. Is a “cursing superhero” a thing? Guess it is now.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will release on October 17th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.