South Park: The Fractured But Whole is getting a prequel TV episode which will be broadcast in advance of the game’s  release next week. The episode is titled Franchise Prequel and sets the scene for The Fractured But Whole. This promotion is similar to the Game of Thrones Black Friday episode that preceded the release of South Park: The Stick of Truth. The prequel episode was shown last night in the US, but it’s on tomorrow for us Brits (at 10pm BST on Comedy Central). 

South Park, the TV show, is now in its 21st season and, even though some people think the older episodes haven’t aged too well, the show remains very popular. The Franchise Prequel episode stars Mark Zuckerberg, and I’d put money on the creators taking a dig at the Zuck for his recent ill-advised VR tour of the storm-ravaged island of Puerto Rico.

The Fractured but Whole follows on from the end of South Park: The Stick of Truth as the kids embark on a new adventure in the town, except this time they’re superheroes. Players will once again control The New Kid, and now have the option of choosing the gender and the skin colour of the protagonist.

South Park: The Fracture But Whole is out October 17 on PC, Xbox One and PS4.

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