The thing that immediately strikes us about these screenshots is that they look exactly like stills from the show. Considering the show is made to look like it was cut out from colored paper, that may not seem that impressive, but it looks a hell of a lot better than any previous South Park game ever has (much less most licensed-from-a-cartoon drivel).

Thanks to All Games Beta for the screenshots. In case you missed it, check out Game Informer's video interview with Obsidian, in which the game's combat is detailed.

Could South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone's direct involvement in the game salvage the reputation of licensed games, or is the South Park RPG doomed for bargain bins no matter what? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or on Twitter.