Publisher Microids and developer Mr. Nutz Studio have announced Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All! for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, releasing in fall 2021. Details aren’t overflowing right now, except that the teaser trailer for the game reveals beautiful hand-drawn visuals that nicely mimic the original French Asterix comics that have existed since 1959. The video description also yields some more details:
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.
Prior to Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All!, Nintendo Switch also saw the Asterix & Obelix XXL series of games, which are 3D adventure games. Slap Them All! is more of a straightforward sidescrolling brawler with co-op, and combined with its strong visuals, it offers the sort of old-school charm that Cuphead provides. We’ll just have to hope that this title also inherits the awesome gameplay quality of Cuphead.
Stay tuned for more updates on Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All! as fall approaches.