"We dedicate our lives to fighting crime for one reason: To make a billion dollars on a superhero franchise."
The South Park children may not have their hearts in the right place, but everyone's favorite foul-mouthed kids are back, fighting crime in the official trailer for their new video game, South Park: The Fractured But Whole.
The hilarious trailer premiered earlier today at the Ubisoft E3 Press Conference, where audiences received their first glimpse of Cartman and his friends planning how to release their own superhero franchise, building up to an ultimate team-up movie in the vein of Marvel's Avengers.
Naturally, creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone take the opportunity to mercilessly mock DC's attempts to replicate Marvel's cinematic universe and comic book movies in general, including lines such as:
"I bet you don't even get halfway through Phase 1 of your franchise, DC Comics."
And the totally valid argument:
"How come I have to have the Netflix series? I want a movie too!"
It's like a sneak peek into Charlie Cox's dressing room on the set of Daredevil.
The Fractured But Whole kicks off where Stick of Truth ended, with the return of Douche Bag, the main character from the last game. This time around, players can create a superhero persona through one of several classes, including Brutalist and Speedster, whose backstory is then laid out by Cartman in the opening sequence.
Discussion of the game at E3 also revealed how aspects of the gameplay have changed from the previous title, including more interaction with the environment and a new tactical combat system, which can be seen in this gameplay video from the conference.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole is available to pre-order for PS4, Xbox One and PC. While the game isn't available until December 6, Ubisoft promises that you will receive a free copy of South Park: The Stick of Truth if you pre-order from today.