If you grew up watching Asterix & Obelix, you'll be happy to know the pair are returning in yet another game - Slap Them All! Instead of being a 3D action platformer, the pair will be punching their way through goons in a colourful 2D beat 'em up when it hits Xbox One this Fall.
Only a small teaser has been revealed so far, but it honestly gives the feeling that the comic book stars have come to life, which developer Mr Nutz Studio has said is the team's intention. Each character has their own moveset as they slap, punch, and smash their way through each level. It wouldn't be a beat 'em up without some local co-op, though, which has also been confirmed to be included.
"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."
It looks like a tribute to the iconic heroes and reminiscent of many classic arcade cabinet beat 'em ups. With this and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also being revived in the same style, it's going to be a good year for retro fans.
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