Huh, a South Park RPG? As revealed by magazine Game Informer on their January 2012 edition cover, the legendary RPG development team Obsidian (the people who brought you Knights of the Old Republic II and Fallout: New Vegas) are creating a South Park role playing game. This is not one of those little, downloadable South Park games we’ve been given in the past; this is a full-on, AAA retail RPG coming to PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The script and dialogue are being handled by series creators Tray Parker and Matt Stone. South Park is no stranger videogame content – just look at the “Make Love Not Warcraft” episode from season ten. There’s potential here for the game to be genuinely funny. There’s also potential for it to be a full-on RPG with Obsidian at the helm and publisher THQ standing by.

You’ll take on the role of a new kid in South Park and it’ll be up to you to defend the town from hostiles. South Park: The Game will be on all the major platforms in the last half of 2012.

Source: Game Informer