Anuma Interactive (Microids parent company) has announced two new video games based on the Asterix and Obelix IP. Osome Studio is developing a new entry in the Asterix & Obelix XXL series, which is coming in 2019. But first, later this year, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One players will get a remastered version of Asterix & Obelix XXL 2. In this game, which was released more than 10 years ago, the heroes went to Rome looking for Getafix and found themselves fighting in an amusement park, Las Vegum.
The new version comes with better graphics, but this isn't a simple remaster. Microids explained in a press release what has been enhanced, improved or added. There are a few new systems for fighting, expanded abilities, and collectibles, and Osome Studio even designed two new skills (Cosmic Strike and Pantry).
Take a look at the new in-game screenshots of Asterix & Obelix XXL 2 Remastered.
New textures and models for all characters and enemies.
New textures and lighting for environments.
A new system of store that changes and adds upgrades compared with the original game. These stores are located in the six game environments and allow players to increase their skills thanks to new techniques, combos and Furies. This system is similar to a conventional skills tree.
Cosmic Strike and Pantry: two new skills to help overcome enemies.
Health bar upgrade: the health bar can be upgraded as the player progresses through the game in order to reach a higher maximum health level.
Addition of three difficulty levels: easy, normal and hard.
A new addition to the remastered version: challenges!
Challenges are bonus missions focused on fighting. The aim is to beat as many Romans as possible within a given time.
There are two challenges in each of the six game environments, making 12 in total.
The bronze rank is easily accessible and is a good way to earn money but reaching the Gold rank is a real challenge!
A new collectibles system:
Postcards are now hidden in the levels, collecting all of them requires to fully explore the game.
Figurines, now in 3D, can be unlocked in the shop.
A new Fast Travel system: once you unlocked a level, you can easily go back thanks to fast travel and find the missing collectibles!