Earlier this year, Ubisoft brought South Park: The Fractured But Whole to the Nintendo Switch. The game’s announcement came as something of a surprise, as it was made with no plan to bring the game’s predecessor, South Park: The Stick of Truth, to the Switch as well. Ubisoft seems poised to fix that oversight, announcing a Switch version of The Stick of Truth in a roundabout fashion.
Instead of taking to Twitter or issuing a press release to announce the Switch version of The Stick of Truth, it was instead revealed with little fanfare in Ubisoft’s first quarter financial results. In fact, the game’s appearance in that financial report barely counts as an announcement at all, as it only shows up in a table of upcoming Ubisoft releases.
That table says that the Switch version of The Stick of Truth will be a digital-only release, unlike The Fractured But Whole, which was released on physical media as well. It doesn’t give us a precise release date for The Stick of Truth, but it does say that it’ll be here at some point in Ubisoft’s second quarter, which runs from July to September.
So, it sounds like The Stick of Truth is just around the corner. If you’re a Switch owner who played The Fractured But Whole but hasn’t played The Stick of Truth yet, it’s definitely a game that’s still worth your time, rough around the edges though it may be. It’s certainly worthy of standing next to The Fractured But Whole as one of the best tie-in games of recent memory, though, and it’s worth checking out for that reason alone.
Speaking of The Fractured But Whole, later on this month we’ll see the release of that game’s second story-based DLC, Bring the Crunch. That will be arriving for Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on July 31, so we have that to look forward to while we wait on the Switch port of The Stick of Truth. We’ll have more information for you when Ubisoft decides to talk actual release dates, so stay tuned for that.