I like to think that we, as a society, are beyond fart jokes. Not that we’re too good for dirty humor or anything, but rather, what can we truly add to the great canon of flatulence-related jests? If anyone is going to explore new territory here, I suppose South Part would be the thing to do it, and they’re certainly trying with their latest trailer.
The Nosulus Rift will strap to player’s faces, allowing them to fully experience the joy and horror of the Fractured But Whole’s wide range of farting offenses. It’s a real dumb joke, but the trailer embedded below does such a wonderful job of parodying the breathless wonder of new technology adds that it still manages to work.
There’s even adevoted to the product. ”Forget everything you’ve ever learnt about videogames and experience them in a totally new way,” it says, as if to bring us to new frontiers at the intersection of society and technology. ”Nosulus Rift awakens senses that you haven’t yet tickled.”
The nasal virtual reality device will apparently be demoed at Gamescom, and I suspect that they’re just committed enough to this stupid gag to actually have smell-o-vision devices at the show, ready to go. If you’re going to go for a bad joke, go all the way. South Park: The Fractured But Whole is out December 6.