New details have emerged on the new South Park game that is being developed by Obsidian.
The story takes place in South Park and you will play as the new kid in town during an adventure that started from some live-action role playing.
As with any self-respecting RPG you will be able to create a character in one of several classes: wizard, paladin, adventurer, rogue or a new style which will be made up by Cartman.
The game will utilise the engine developed for Obsidian’s Dungeon Siege III and will match the 2D art style used in the show. The battle system will borrow elements from other game such as Paper Mario and Final Fantasy VII. The battles will be turned based and you will be able to improve the power of an attack by pressing buttons during it. You will also be able to customise your weapons with enhancements that deal additional elemental damage.
An in-game smart phone will be used for the games menu system with different apps for different functions; for example, a Facebook-like app will allow you to manage your character as well as keep track of your popularity with the various factions.
South Park: The Game is currently scheduled for release sometime in 2012.