The Smurfs: Mission Vileaf teaser trailer Microids OSome Games release date October 2021 Nintendo Switch

Publisher Microids and developer OSome Studio have revealed the first teaser trailer for co-op 3D adventure platformer The Smurfs: Mission Vileaf, which will launch on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC with a release date of October 26, 2021, followed by a 2022 release for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions. You will be able to play as Smurfette, Hefty, Brainy, and Chef, and the premise is that series villain Gargamel has discovered a formula for a “wicked plant” called Vileaf. Its seeds can imprison Smurfs in “vegetal traps,” but they’re also toxic and dangerous in general, so you need to use Handy’s “revolutionary invention,” the Smurfizer, to repel enemies, heal plants of Vileaf damage, and even use it to jump higher or glide.

The Smurfs: Mission Vileaf will contain five worlds, which we get a slight peek of in the teaser trailer, and there will be ingredients to collect in each to prepare an antidote for the ailing forest. There will also be items you can collect to upgrade the Smurfizer and “work towards bringing the Smurf village back to its former glory!” So essentially, this is an utterly smurfin’ experience.

I’ve been cautiously optimistic for The Smurfs: Mission Vileaf since its initial announcement, since I enjoyed the cartoon as a little kid (though I preferred Snorks), and the teaser trailer allows me to continue feeling that way. What do you think of it so far?

Microids is no stranger to retro IP revivals, as it also has Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All! in the works.

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John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!

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