The Microsoft Pre-E3 2012 press conference had it’s share of highlights and, subjectively speaking, low points. However, few could argue that one of the stand-outs of the show was the announcement of South Park: The Stick of Truth, a new RPG by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and publishers THQ and developers Obsidian Entertainment. Parker and Stone were on hand to personally announce the game, and after well-timed wisecrack about Microsoft’s new Xbox Smartglass feature, they gave us a first glimpse of what we can expect from their new game.

Taking place in the town of South Park, you play the new kid who has just moved into town and tries to become the fifth member of the gang. Alas, this requires you to understand an epic role-playing quest to become the new cool kid, and according to the trailer, this will inolve large-scale battles and plenty of beasts to kill. The intricacies of the storyline are not yet know, however it has been stated that this is the first time the entire town of South Park has been rendered in a video game. Fans of the series definitely have something to look forward to.

SouthPark: The Sick of Truth will also feature Kinect support for voice commands, and as an added feature, the characters will respond to what you say. If you’ve ever dreamed of calling Cartman a “fat ass”, here is your chance. Those who pre-order the game will receive special weapons packs, including an Xbox 360 exclusive called “Mysterious Superhero Pack” that includes a unique costume, special ability and weapon. Additional DLC will also be released and the Xbox 360 platform will have early access to these perks.

The first episode of South Park: The Stick of Truth will be released on March 5, 2013 on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC. Two subsequent episodes are planned at a later date. Check out the first screenshots of the game below!