Sometimes you just gotta slap a bunch of people in the face.
And the team behind the upcoming title Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All! gets that. This side-scrolling beat ’em up is based in the universe that was originally created in comic book form by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo. The latest title to feature Asterix and Obelix will drop players right back into that world and will encourage them to slap the crap out of people.
Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All! is set during 50 B.C. where Gaul has been occupied by the Romans. In a small village, Gauls are still holding out against these invaders. You play as the titular Asterix and Obelix who set sail to beautiful, iconic locations throughout the comic book series. Along the way you’ll have to battle Romans, pirates, brigands and more.
Developed by Mr. Nutz Studio and being published by Microids, the team hopes to make this new title as respectful to the original material as they can. They’ve gone with an authentic animated comic book look for the game; the characters as well as the scenery are all hand-drawn.
As for gameplay, players can expect a typical beat ’em up – with lots of slapping and lots of fun animations along the way.
Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All! is set to release in autumn 2021 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch and PC. It will also be backwards compatible for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.
Check out the trailer for the game below.