The Gaul duo has been a mainstay in the gaming landscape for decades, and after the release of Asterix & Obelix XXL: Romastered and Asterix and Obelix XXL 3 – The Crystal Menhir, it was high time for something new but also familiar. Of course the main goal is still for Asterix and Obelix to save their small village from the Roman Empire, only now they travel the world and fight it in glorious 2D style.
Being a horizontal scrolling beat-em-up game, it’s all about slapping as many Romans as possible, and its obviously more fun to do so in the local multiplayer mode. The Arcade mode might be nice for competing with others online due to the leaderboard, but it’s probably the Adventure mode with its chapters based on the titular heroes’ comic albums that is the best way to play it.
The game is out now on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch with a 10% launch discount that lasts until December 14, 2021, at 3 PM UTC.
Buy the game for PS4 on
the PSN store
Buy the game for Xbox One/Xbox Series X/S on
the Xbox store
Buy the game for Nintendo Switch on
the Nintendo eShop