Asterix and Obelix: Slap Them All is a new hand-drawn beat-'em-up


Releasing on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch this fall

Earlier this month, word of Shredder’s Revenge had me busting out my buried but thankfully-still-findable copy of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time. Now here’s another announcement that has me pining for the Konami arcade glory days: a sharp-looking new Asterix beat-’em-up game.

The nostalgia-mining brawler is called Asterix and Obelix: Slap Them All and it’s headed to PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in fall 2021 from publisher Microids and developer Mr Nutz Studio.

Today’s press release suggests “pretty straightforward” beat-’em-up gameplay – which, hey, that can be totally fine! – and also confirms local co-op. Slap Them All will span “the most iconic places in the comic book series” with foes like “legionaries, pirates, brigands, and even the dreaded Normans.”

I’m not sure how it’ll feel to brawl with the Roman menace, but I appreciate the higher-than-usual effort that went into achieving the look of Asterix and Obelix: Slap Them All. Some nice details in there.

If you’re curious to see more beyond the short clip, Microids has some more images over here.