South Park: Phone Destroyer heads to iOS and Android

South Park: Phone Destroyer

Ubisoft struck gold by gifting the world South Park: The Stick of Truth in 2014. As we eagerly wait for its sequel to launch in October, the publisher surprised E3 2017 audiences by announcing South Park: Phone Destroyer.

Developed by Ubisoft studio RedLynx together with show creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park: Phone Destroyer is a free-to-play mobile card game featuring an original single-player story, online PvP, and real-time combat.

In the story, players take control of the New Kid as they join other South Park characters in roleplaying cowboys, pirates, and more. It’s a familiar scenario with the same cast of characters, although the developers state in their FAQ that this is “its own awesome creation.”

South Park: Phone Destroyer battle1

South Park: Phone Destroyer battle2

Unfortunately, the trailer doesn’t show much in the way of gameplay. South Park: Phone Destroyer bears some resemblance to Clash of Clans in that players summon units onto a 2D battlefield. Here, we get a random hand of cards from our deck to choose from, and strategic considerations include both the unit types and the regenerating energy pool.

While all in-game content can be earned without paying, there are in-app transactions. Ubisoft hasn’t stated what spending entails, though we can presume it’ll be to speed up card collection.  Alternatively, players may choose to watch video ads for a reward. In any case, they can’t adopt any predatory practices considering South Park’s “Freemium Isn’t Free” episode in season 18.

South Park: Phone Destroyer cards

Both Trey Parker and Matt Stone will be lending their voice-acting talents to the game once again, with Ubisoft teasing the possibility of them creating brand new characters in the future.

South Park: Phone Destroyers is scheduled to release for iOS and Android devices in 2017.

 

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