Post by Steve Farrelly @ 04:48pm 25/03/21 | 0 Comments
The infamous Gauls are back. Asterix and Obelix are set to grace PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One later this year in a 2D beat 'em up featuring all the Romans you can possibly wave an open palm at in Asterix & Obelix: Slap them All!.
Additionally, for owners only of either PS5 or Series X|S, the game will also be backwards compatible on those, delivering on almost all gaming fronts. Here's the official recipe we found in place of the crossed out Magic Potion recipe:
Be prepared to prove your bravery! Asterix and Obelix: Slap them All! Is set in 50 B.C. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans and only one small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. Play as Asterix & Obelix and set sail to the most iconic places in the comic book series while battling Roman legionaries, pirates, brigands and even the dreaded Normans.
Mr Nutz Studio is in charge of developing Asterix and Obelix: Slap them All! and making this adventure as respectful 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 also the animations are hand drawn. A real tribute to the 2D animated classics and a style that will surely appeal to fans and retro gamers alike.
Unlike the magic potion, the gameplay recipe is pretty straight forward and holds no secrets. Think about the core mechanics defining the beat’em up genre and sprinkle with some local co-op! By Jupiter, by Teutates.. These Gauls are crazy!
That the game is hand drawn (fast becoming a badge of honour in game development these days), in order to appeal to old school fans and to respect the source material already has this on our "must watch" list.
Check out the teaser embedded below and stay tuned for more as it becomes available.