Latest South Park Episode is Called 'Franchise Prequel', Sets Up the Videogame

By Rich Stanton on at

South Park: The Fractured But Whole has a new trailer, and last night a new episode of the show aired that acts as a prequel to the events of the game.

As you can see from the below teaser, Mark Zuckerberg is involved. Perhaps he's travelled to South Park to meet some ordinary voters?

It's even better than that. I couldn't watch the episode but here's some plot summary.

The adults of South Park read the fake stories and believe the site is problematic for sharing them, but decide to invite its chairman Mark Zuckerberg to town so he can provide insight on the matter. During his speech, he does not address peoples' concerns, instead annoying them by pretending to deflect their attempts to "block" him. Zuckerberg continues to irritate the townspeople by invading their homes and vehicles as well as eating their food. They complain to the police about his behaviour, who insist they cannot interfere with Zuckerberg's actions when he never breaks the law. Meanwhile, the boys learn that Butters has paid Zuckerberg to protect him, and cannot remove the fake stories about them from Facebook on their own.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole launches October 17 across PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It also includes the first game, Stick of Truth, as a bonus pack-in.