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South Park: The Fractured But Whole dev diary promises more powerful farts

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In South Park: The Stick of Truth, the playable character boasted the handy ability to fart powerful magic. In its follow-up The Fractured But Whole, which is scheduled to release later this year, farts will be even more powerful and they'll be capable of a larger variety of devastating moves.

In the developer diary below, Trey Parker and Matt Stone speak at length about the new game, which casts the player as a make-believe superhero. Some of the more interesting points include a more tactical approach to combat, meaning it'll be closer to something like XCOM than, say, Final Fantasy. 

South Park: The Fractured But Whole releases December 6.

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.