Publisher Microids has introduced a brand new title within the Asterix & Obelix franchise. Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All! will take a distinct path to the current XXL titles, this time being a 2D side-scrolling beat ’em up heading to the PlayStation 4 this fall.

The sport is ready in 50 B.C. when Gaul is sort of fully occupied by the Romans. There is only one village of Gauls left to repel the invasion and you’ll most likely guess the place Asterix and Obelix will be discovered. The duo will sail to totally different locations acquainted to followers of the comics as they tackle Roman legionaries, pirates, brigands and the Normans in a conventional 2D beat ’em up with “no secrets”. The title will function native co-op for two gamers so the duo can tackle their enemies collectively.

Whereas the XXL titles had Osome Studio on the helm, Slap Them All! is within the succesful palms of Mr Nutz Studio. The developer has been making video games since 1988 starting with Mr Nutz on the SEGA Genesis. They have been additionally accountable for Toki on the Nintendo Switch. The crew needs to be “as respectful to the original material as possible” and has gone with the same artwork path to that discovered within the comedian books initially created by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo. The characters, surroundings and animations will all be hand drawn. You can see in the event that they’ve bought it proper within the sport’s teaser trailer.

This isn’t the primary time the franchise has headed into beat ’em up territory. When the style was all the fashion within the late 80’s and early 90’s, Asterix was launched to arcades by Konami. However, that is the primary Asterix beat ’em as much as hit consoles, with earlier titles specializing in platforming or the action-adventure method of the current XXL video games.

Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All! will arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC in some unspecified time in the future this fall. The sport can even be playable on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles via backwards compatibility.