Microids will publish the game on PS4, PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
Announced a couple of months ago, Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All! is a beat ’em up game that will bring you nostalgia. Developed by Mr. Nutz Studio, you will be playing as Asterix and his companion against many enemies, including pirates, brigands, legionnaires, Normans, and, obviously, Romans in this game.
According to its official blog post, the game will be released on November 25 on Nintendo Switch, PS4, PC, and Xbox One. It’s also backward compatible on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.
“Mr Nutz Studio is in charge of developing Asterix and Obelix: Slap them All! and making this adventure as faithful to the original material as possible. The developers chose to go with an artistic direction very close to the comic book where the characters, the scenery and the animations are hand drawn. It’s a real tribute to the 2D animated classics and is executed in a style that will surely appeal to Asterix fans and retro gamers alike.” Said in the post.
As you can see in the trailer above, the game seems really fun and you can play it solo or with a friend.
There is also a Limited Edition version that will give you the game with some bonuses, such as a keychain, two sticker sheets, and three lithographs. Another version is the Collector Edition that will give you an additional 27cm Asterix figurines alongside the bonuses from the Limited Edition.
It’s interesting to see beat ’em up games getting more attention recently. Asterix & Obelix, Mayhem Brawler, River City Girls, TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge, and Streets of Rage 4 are some examples of the new beat ’em up games.
Streets of Rage 4, in particular, is one of the most interesting. It’s not only bringing some nostalgia and catering to casual players to do couch co-op with friends and family but also providing challenges for the hardcore players. Let’s see if Asterix & Obelix could manage to do that too.