27 Jun Microids unveils Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All! 2
See you in November 2023 for twice as many slaps!
Paris, June 27th 2023 – The most famous Gauls of all time, Asterix and Obelix, are back for a thrilling new adventure! Coming in November 2023 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC, this game will blow your mind!
Microids is proud to announce Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All! 2, a fast-paced 2D Beat’em Up that immerses players in the imaginative world of René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo. Get ready to face off against enemies and unleash your strength solo or in local cooperation… before the sky falls!
Asterix, Obelix and the villagers are interrupted by the sudden arrival of Goudurix, who has come to ask for help. He reveals that his father, Oceanonix, has been imprisoned for a theft he did not commit…
The Aquila of Lutetia, the precious gold emblem of the Roman legions, has just been stolen and an innocent man has been thrown into prison! Asterix promises to investigate and asks Goudurix to stay safely in the village. The two Gallic warriors travel to Lutetia to obtain information from an acquaintance who is reputed to be well-informed about the rumours and intrigues of the city… And it’s obviously with slaps in the face that they will find the answers on their long journey!
Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All! 2 is a high-energy Beat’em Up that takes us on an original story worthy of the greatest Gallic adventures. Explore a multitude of captivating locations: from mysterious ruins nestling in the heart of the forest, through an imposing Roman camp, to majestic Lutetia… Each stage of the journey offers new environments, as your journey takes you to far-flung lands, punctuated by thrilling encounters. And, of course, you can expect a generous helping of slaps in the face! Throughout this hectic adventure, there will be sketches to punctuate your journey, adding a dose of humour and emotion as well as advancing the plot.
This sequel pushes the limits of the action, with more fearsome enemies and bosses. But that’s not all! The experience is enhanced by a host of new features and gameplay improvements. Our intrepid Gauls, Asterix and Obelix, now have new specific moves they can charge up for even more powerful attacks. Battles are more dynamic, richer, smoother than ever, and our heroes can now trigger their Fury mode, increasing their strength, and unleash a devastating Ultimate attack. Our heroes can also destroy some elements of the environment to create chaos, as well as throwing barrels and menhirs at opponents during combat.
Supervised by the Les Editions Albert René teams to guarantee respect of Asterix essence, this new episode is being developed by Mr Nutz Studio. The long-awaited sequel promises an adventure that pays tribute to the comics in an exceptional way. The developers have taken the artistic decision to create the characters, backgrounds and animations “by hand”, with absolute respect for the style of 2D animation. This aesthetic choice, imbued with nostalgia, will appeal to fans of the franchise and fans of retro games. You will be transported into a faithful visual universe, reminiscent of the marvellous illustrations in the Asterix and Obelix comic books. Dive into an immersive visual experience and admire the beauty of the craftsmanship carried out by the Mr Nutz Studio’s team.
Microids and Les Editions Albert René confirm their long-term partnership with new video games and figurines!
Microids and Les Editions Albert René are pleased to announce that they have extended their licensing agreement for the development of several video games and new figurines based on the famous Asterix franchise.
According to Baptiste Cazaux, Licensing Director at Editions Albert René: « Editions Albert René are delighted to be strengthening and extending their special partnership with Microids. Their long-standing commitment to Asterix has enabled Microids to become a major player in the franchise. We are therefore convinced that future developments will be even more qualitative and innovative thanks to the passion and respect of the Microids teams for the Asterix licence, whose know-how and creativity are undisputed. We therefore look forward to continuing to work with them on future developments and to continuing to build on our collaboration with new video games and new figurines from Pixi / Plastoy ».
« We are extremely proud and honoured to continue our privileged collaboration with Les Editions Albert René, which allows us to further explore the universe of Asterix and his friends through video games and the creation of figurines with Plastoy and Pixi. The publisher’s confidence in us is invaluable recognition of the work we have been doing for several years now. It’s a real reflection of our commitment to preserving the integrity and spirit of Asterix, and we look forward to continuing to offer gamers exceptional experiences in this much-loved universe », says Stéphane Longeard, CEO of Microids. « The Microids teams and our studios strive to create titles that are faithful to the original universe created by Albert Uderzo and René Goscinny, offering players fun and entertaining experiences. We look forward to sharing more information about the Asterix games we plan to develop over the coming years ».