Free-to-Play Strategy Game 'South Park: Phone Destroyer' Arrives on the iOS App Store

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    Following an announcement earlier this year during E3, South Park: Phone Destroyer is launching today on iOS and Android devices. The game was developed by Ubisoft studio RedLynx in collaboration with South Park Digital Studios, and combines real-time strategy and collectible card mechanics with the world of South Park.

    Similar to the console games South Park: The Stick of Truth and South Park: The Fractured But Whole, players will take on the role of the New Kid in the midst of turmoil rising in the town of South Park. However, in the mobile game users have to collect, upgrade, and master card decks of iconic characters, which are then used in the game's combat.


    There are more than 80 unique cards to discover across Phone Destroyer's single-player campaign, which includes 60 levels. There's also a real-time, player versus player multiplayer mode with leaderboards and special character unlocks. Although the game is free-to-play, the developers clarified on the website that it "avoids the pitfalls" of traditional F2P apps:
    There will be ongoing updates coming to South Park: Phone Destroyer, including new characters, cards, and more. The game's audio is also true to the original show, with character voices provided by creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The game also comes with an iMessage app that includes 14 animated stickers of Cartman.

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    South Park: Phone Destroyer is rolling out worldwide beginning today, and you can download it for free on the iOS App Store. [Direct Link]

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    Boring. Uninstalled within 5 minutes.
     
  4. Nick A macrumors regular

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    This should be awesome for South Park fans! Looking forward to giving it a try.
     
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    Im a huge south park fan but this game is trash just cards and stuff wow uninstalled and not X optimised
     
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    I really hope they add more characters to the pack
     
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    Downloaded.

    Check that it requires not only internet connection, but also to be logged in on game centre.

    Deleted.

    Sorry but one of the first things I do when setting up my iPhone is to log out from Game Centre and deactivate it. And Ubisoft won't make me change the way I use my iPhone :)
     
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    For anyone who saw the episode “Fremium Isn’t Free” this “game” is apparently an homage to that.

    It’s pay-to-win freemium garbage. That and it’s Ubisoft.

    Uninstalled.
     
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    Wow lots of haters in this thread who gave it a whole few minutes of playtime. Been playing for 1.5 months now in the soft launch. Humorous dialogue. PVP is fun but lots of similar decks out there. Teams, chatting. Lots of free cards if you play often. No need to spend money to get up the ranks.

    It's freemium but definitely not pay to win.
     
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    I'm more of a "South Park is still a thing?" kind of thing. Plus, I'm not a super big fan of freemium games. I'm glad players can get everything as a free player, and not behind a pay wall. I played the Simpsons Tapped Out or whatever. A lot of the "premium" things you can get by saving up on the donuts you get from missions, but it seemed like you'd have to play all day everyday to get the premium stuff. There's no reasonable way to get ALL the premium stuff without paying hundreds of dollars.
     
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    And in this case the premium stuff is not merely cosmetic but are cards and upgrades that allow you to win more easily.

    Therefore it is pay to win.
     
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    Awesome. I love South Park. Can’t wait to play.
     
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    That's good to hear. I just beat Fractured and I need more SP video games in my life :D
     
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    I just downloaded it-- I really like how they incorporated smartphones into the UI. Im happy that nothing is ONLY behind a paywall and I think this will keep me playing it longer than the viking game I was playing for a few months. So far so good!
     
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    I know this is weird, but I was pleasantly surprised that it's full of offensive content and harsh language. I was afraid something like this would be watered down before Apple would allow its release.

    Actually, I'd bet South Park is bigger than it ever has been. The show has changed greatly since it first started, with story lines that have expanded on so many characters and even arc over entire seasons, plus the amount of time, effort and polish that has gone into the past three games (Phone Destroyer, Fractured But Whole, and Stick of Truth) has kept things fresh and new, while still having the same "South Park" feeling. It's brought in new fans as well as keeping old ones happy.
     
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    Hopefully
     
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    Thanks. I've seen a few episodes. While not really my thing (too vulgar), it does have it's moments. It's just that a lot of shows die out because the writers can't think of any more ideas. Glad to hear that they expanded on the characters and whatnot.

    I just find it weird that Isaac Hayes (the guy who voiced Chef) quit because they made fun of his religion (scientology). I'm like "Dude! Do you even read the scripts and watch the show?" They make fun of EVERYTHING. Why should he be so special? Again, it's often too vulgar for my liking, but do make a lot of good points.
     
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    Considering Hayes’ health had been declining, maybe it’s not so far beyond the realm of possibility he got a little more sensitive and protective about his superstitions toward the end? Dying seems like it sucks pretty bad, and if space aliens help you cope, well that’s what religion does: stories about powerful space aliens helping people when life sucks.

    And in true South Park fashion, he was savagely mocked for it. So, win win for everybody. Except you, Mr. sensitive. ;)
     
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    I downloaded it, saw it wasn’t optimized for iPhone X and moved on. I’ll keep it on my phone and give it a try when they update it with X support.
     

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