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South Park: The Fractured But Whole Switch Release Was A Hoax

By Kim Chan , Mar 16, 2017 05:13 AM EDT

Yesterday, fans of South Park were buzzed after the official Twitter account for Comedy Central's show teased an image, which suggested that the The Fractured But Whole will be coming to the Nintendo Switch. Today, the representative of the show confirmed that there are no developments for the Switch version of the game.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Coming To The Switch?

South Park official Twitter account teased an image clearly suggesting that the upcoming Ubisoft game, The Fractured But Whole will be coming to the Switch. The image depicts Cartman freezing in the snow with the caption: "Nin-ten-do. I'm coming. I'm coming, Nin-ten-do. #blizzard2017." The quote is taken straight from episode 12 of South Park's 2006 season where Cartman decided to freeze himself, intentionally, ahead of the Nintendo Wii's release date so that he would not have to wait for the console any longer.

The tweet instantly set the community ablaze and a lot of fans then speculated that the game is indeed, coming to the switch and that developments are already in progress. In a Reddit thread, fans have surmised that the tweet was a foreshadowing of a Switch variant. However, South Park Studios announced today that the rumor was indeed a hoax - well, as far as the Switch development goes. The representative of Ubisoft said, "South Park: The Fractured But Whole won't be coming to [the Nintendo] Switch." No further info was added.

The Message Behind the Tweet

For those that were intrigued by the tweet, it should be noted that the #blizzard2017 depicts the weather condition outside of Comedy Central's main base, which is situated in New York. The area was recently hit by a late winter storm which basically what the "freezing" of Cartman refers to. As for the Nintendo caption, it could simply be a jest just to create a hype for the upcoming title, which is expected to be released in 2017.

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