The irreducible Gauls return one more year to our consoles, and this time with a radical change of scenery. Meridiem Games just announced Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All for PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One, and is a beat ’em up in 2D with graphics that emulate Albert Uderzo’s drawings.
This new adventure takes place in 50 BC. All of Gaul is occupied by the Romans. All? Of course not! Because Asterix and Obelix will use all their combat movements to fight against Roman legionnaires, pirates, bandits or Normans, in locations that will honor the most emblematic places in the comics.
As you can see, what stands out the most is its graphic style, which pays homage to original comic book drawings. The cartoonist Albert Uderzo created together with the screenwriter René Godcinny the characters of Asterix and Obelix in 1959, an icon of European comics, only comparable to Tintin or Mortadelo and Filemón.
The person in charge of Asterix & Obelix: Slap them All is the French studio Mr. Nutz Studio, responsible for the remake of Toki with Microids. Meridiem Games, which publishes all the games of the French Microids in Spain, will be the one that brings us, in fall 2021, this new Asterix game this fall, on PS4, Switch and Xbox One. It will be playable on PS5 and Xbox Series X, although it will not have improvements for the new generation.
Since 2018 we go to Asterix games per year, all produced by Microids. We have received remasters of the first two Asterix XXL (from the time of PS2) and a third installment, Asterix XXL 3. For Slap them All, the 3D graphics and gameplay are abandoned, already somewhat rusty, for un 2D style that seems more successful to us to faithfully reflect the comic, in the vein, for example, of the recently announced Ninja Turtles game.
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Precisely today, March 24, It’s been a year since Uderzo left us. This game, which draws directly from his work, seems like a nice tribute to the cartoonist.