As we all know, South Park is not a series that is willing to shy away from the offensive. Even in the video game realm, The Stick of Truth came with its own brand of controversy, leading it to be banned in certain countries. Even where it was allowed to see store shelves, we can never forget the anal probe scene where you played through your character having their colon scrambled, or adventuring through Mr. Slave’s ass as you approached the final battle. Not to be outdone, The Fractured But Whole had its own surprise in the form of a lap dance mini game, as witnessed at Ubisoft’s booth during E3.
Infiltrating a strip club as your custom character, (who’s serving as the sidekick for Scott Malkinson and his diabetes), the two fourth graders find their way into the VIP lounge where a pair of drunk businessmen are too wasted to tell the difference between the strippers and the kids. In order to manipulate them for their own means, Scott and your character do what strippers do in the VIP lounge. After being greeted by a friendly screen alerting you that a lap dance mini-game is actually about to start, you’ll rotate the left stick and tap buttons while the men comment on how your eight year old character is killing their boners. Just… watch the video below and see for yourself. Sorry for the lack of sound, but the demos were tied to headphones!
My jaw was on the floor for the entire sequence, and you know what? I’m even more excited to pick up The Fractured But Whole later this year! A slight hunch tells me that this will be one of many controversies that the game will face when it’s released, but would you want it any other way in a South Park game? The fact that it was in the public demo just shows that they’re doubling down on the outrageous humor, and it will be all the better for it.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole is scheduled for an October 17th release on PS4, Xbox One and PC. You know, unless it’s delayed again.
Take a look at the video below, and let us know just how disgusted you are.