After the second Asterix & Obelix XXL got a remastered version, it was a question of time when the first one will receive the same treatment.
A month ago, we already wrote about how Microids is preparing for something – back then, the Australian game rating board has slipped out a title for Asterix & Obelix XXL Romastered, which still has that pun for the Romans. Now, the French company has announced it.
OSome Studio is working on the remaster, and we’ll quote what we said a month ago: „Asterix & Obelix XXL was developed by Étranges Libellules, and published by Atari Europe. It first launched on the PlayStation 2 on November 21, 2003, in Europe. On June 18, 2004, a GameCube, PC, and Game Boy Advance version (the handheld port was made by Velez & Dubail) were also released. However, North America only got the PS2 version on September 14, 2004. Then again, the duo is more known in Europe than across the pond.”
The new version is in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, and it also has a release date, but we’ll get back to that. „Asterix and Obelix XXL Romastered will offer up to date graphics, an option to switch between the original game and the remastered visuals, two new game modes, new gameplay, new camera and some animations reworked from the ground up! Fans will be delighted to know that the original voices have been kept!”, Microids’ press release says.
So Microids is continuing the acquisition of several Francophone IPs. They previously made a game for Blacksad (Blacksad: Under The Skin – we highly recommend playing the French dub, as Blacksad’s English voice is… far from perfect), they confirmed that The Adventures of Tintin is also getting a new game, and at this rate, they could even go for Spirou! (Spirou et Fantasio is a Belgian comic series, running since 1938. Since Infogrames messed up its game adaptation in the mid-90s, it’d make sense.)
Asterix & Obelix XXL Romastered launches on October 22 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC/Mac.