Yesterday, footage of what is being labeled as an unreleased South Park game for the original Xbox emerged online. While in a rough, early development state, the footage shows elements of open world driving and combat.
The material was presented by Happy Console Gamer. According to the video below, the game was in development by Buzz Monkey Software. The company handled a number of ports, including versions of Tomb Raider games, NFL Street 3, and Army of Two: The 40th Day.
In 2012, Zynga purchased the studio. Since then, the developer has released two Android games under its own name.
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The Xbox devkit on which the prototype is said to have been discovered was purchased at a gaming convention. Upon connecting the device, the software was present.
Given the studio’s work with PlayStation systems and the limited information available, there is a strong possibility that this South Park game was in development for all three of that generation’s systems (PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Gamecube). There are also PlayStation button icons present on-screen.
No publisher information was present, if one was even attached to the project at this point. Right now, there aren’t many details about this game, but it’s a cool look at what might have been.
[Source: Happy Console Gamer on YouTube]
As a South Park fan, this was a neat look at a game we could have been playing. If not for The Stick of Truth, my heart would likely be breaking in half. Thankfully, South Park is alive and well in the gaming world, with another RPG on the way.