Microids has announced the release date for Asterix & Obelix XXL2 in North America.
Asterix & Obelix XXL2 will be out on the Nintendo Switch eShop on November 29, 2018. Although the special edition isn’t heading to the Americas, a retail release is in the cards, which we will hear more in the future.
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The remastered action/adventure game Asterix & Obelix XXL2 is set for release, in digital only for North America on Nintendo eShop, PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store (Xbox One) and Steam on November 29th. New screenshots have been released, offering a glimpse of the game’s improved graphics and new features!
In Asterix & Obelix XXL2, players set off on an adventure to Las Vegum thanks to the inseparable Asterix and Obelix, and not to forget their faithful companion Dogmatix, who also does his bit to help fight the armies of Roman legionaries! Players will be able to freely switch between the two Gauls to make the most of their characteristics: Asterix uses the magic potion to help him overcome the Roman hordes, and can make his way through the smallest spaces with ease, while Obelix uses his incredible strength to destroy seemingly impassable obstacles.
New features of the remastered version
- 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!
Asterix & Obelix XXL2 will be available in digital on PlayStation store, Microsoft Store (Xbox One), Nintendo eShop and Steam on November 29th. A retail version will be announced soon for North America.