LOS ANGELES -- Trey Parker and Matt Stone have killed Kenny hundreds of times on "South Park,'' but the video game based on their popular Comedy Central animated series is still very much alive.
After being delayed for months, Ubisoft revealed Monday during its Electronic Entertainment Expo presentation that "South Park: The Stick of Truth'' will be released this holiday season for current-generation PC and consoles. The game's fate was up in the air when original publisher THQ Inc. sold off its assets earlier this year after filing for bankruptcy.
While at the Ubisoft booth Wednesday on the E3 show floor, the creators of the Broadway hit musical "The Book of Mormon'' were lighthearted about the game's road to release.
AP: How does it feel to be on the E3 show floor?
Parker: It's funny. We're walking around seeing all this stuff, and then we saw this big (`South Park' sign) and we're like, `Oh, crap.' It's the same feeling I had when we walked around the corner and saw `Book of Mormon' up on Broadway. It's like, `Oh, we're doing this. OK. We better go get to work.'
AP: When is the game coming out now?
Parker: It's starting to look like in the next 10 years it's going to come out. We've been working on it for 26 years now.
AP: How are you bringing your sensibilities to the game?
Stone: The original concept of the game is that it looks like you're in a `South Park' episode. It's funny that it took all this high technology to make it look like the show. It is just the show. It's not a 3-D version or a new look of the show. It just looks like you're in `South Park.' That's been a little tough to pull off with the perspective, being a 2-D show, but that part of it is working really well. The other part of it is we have the map of the town for the first time. You can actually run around South Park, and we actually figured out where all the buildings are in relation to each other. We had never done that before.
AP: You frequently make fun of video games on "South Park,'' but now we're making one. How's that working?
Stone: We like video games a lot, and the kids in `South Park' love video games, so that's a part of the game itself.