So far, Nintendo has managed to build an impressive library for the Nintendo Switch, comprised of strong first-party exclusives and plenty of third-party ports. While Nintendo itself recently announced more third party games coming to the Switch in its recent Nintendo Direct Mini, Australian retailer Sanity may have inadvertently revealed yet another title coming to the console in the form of South Park: The Fractured But Whole.
In an online listing, Sanity has pegged South Park: The Fractured But Whole for release on March 13. Considering Nintendo’s strong relationship with Ubisoft, which it trusted to create the well-received Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle strategy game, it wouldn’t be all that surprising to see South Park come to the Switch.
However, the Nintendo Direct Mini presentation was aimed at laying out the Switch’s lineup for the end of winter and spring. We have solid release dates for games like Dark Souls Remastered and Kirby Star Allies, so it seems if South Park: The Fractured But Whole is really going to release on March 13, we would have seen an official announcement by now.
Then again, Nintendo may have been hesitant to include South Park: The Fractured But Whole in its presentation because of the game’s adult-oriented content. While Nintendo hasn’t shied away from mature-themed games, South Park: The Fractured But Whole is really unlike anything that has ever been released for a Nintendo console, tackling a wide range of serious and potentially offensive social issues.
Plus, Ubisoft has already shot down the notion that South Park: The Fractured But Whole would be coming to the Switch when rumors about a port cropped up about 10 months ago. Of course, it’s possible that plans have changed since then, especially considering the Switch’s success.
If South Park: The Fractured But Whole is on deck for the Nintendo Switch and if Sanity’s March 13 release date is accurate, then expect an announcement sooner rather than later.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, with a rumored Nintendo Switch release of March 13.