French publisher Microids and Albert Rene Editions have announced that they've put pen to paper on a contract for 3 more Asterix games in the next five years. The latest game in the series, the beat 'em up Asterix & Obelisk: Slap Them All! is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on November 25th 2021, and is backwards compatible on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. If your curious and never heard of Microids before, they've released a whole bunch of games on the Nintendo Switch and other systems, including Blacksaad and Syberia 3.
“We are honored to perpetuate our relationship with Albert Rene Editions and explore even deeper the Asterix franchise in our video games. The renewed trust from the IP owner is a real delight” declares Stéphane Longeard, CEO of Microids. “The teams at Microids and the development studios are hard at work to ensure the utmost fidelity to the franchise created by Uderzo and Goscinny and focus on crafting fun and highly enjoyable experiences to all gamers. We can’t wait to start revealing more information about the three upcoming titles”.
As for what in the Sam Hill I'm talking about, Asterix has three prior games that are also all beat 'em ups. The latest is a 2D venture rather than 3D, which looks suitably bright and colorful, especially for a game based off a long-running comic strip.
“Albert Rene Editions is happy to strengthen our relationship with Microids for 3 new exciting game . I am very confident in the high quality of these future projects, carried by an experienced team with an unmatched creativity , as well as their passion and respect for the franchise.” mentions Céleste Surugue, General Director of Albert Rene Editions.
Asterix & Obelisk: Slap Them All! is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on November 25th 2021, and is backwards compatible on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. If you'd like to wishlist the game, be sure to go here.