French developer MicroïDs
announced on Twitter that classic PS2 action-adventure game, Asterix and Obelix XXL 2, will receive a remaster. The game, which was only released in Europe, will see a worldwide re-release in the form of Asterix and Obelix XXL 2 Remaster. It’ll make its way onto the Nintend0 Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 29, 2018. In addition to the remaster, an original sequel, simply titled Asterix and Obelix XXL 3, was also announced. However, it’s release date is a bit more mercurial, as MicroïDs have only said to expect the sequel “at the end of 2019.”
Check out some information about the remaster, as well as a synopsis of
Asterix and Obelix XXL 3, below .
Originally released in 2005 on PlayStation 2 and PC, the two famous Gauls take up the challenges set by Julius Caesar in his new amusement park. Players will need to keep their eyes peeled to find the many pop culture references hidden in the scenery and dialogue. The game will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One,
Nintendo Switch and PC, as a digital and retail version. Two special editions will also be available:
Asterix & Obelix XXL2 Limited Edition, which will include the video game (for PlayStation4, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch) as well as three figurines (Asterix, Obelix and Dogmatix).
The Collector Edition ‘these Gauls are crazy!’ (for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch versions) which will include the video game, a resin figurine and other surprises to be discovered very soon.
Asterix and Obelix XXL3: an original story for the two indomitable Gauls, set for release in 2019
At the end of 2019, players will be able to discover
Asterix and Obelix XXL 3, an original story set in a world that remains faithful to that of the comic books, on all platforms. This new action/adventure game will offer players the chance to play as Asterix or Obelix, alone or with a friend, in an adventure featuring spectacular combat rounds, exploration and puzzles to solve. Both diehard and more recent fans will be excited about taking part in this epic adventure with our two heroes.
Asterix and Obelix XXL 2 Remaster will be available on November 29, 2018 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. And Asterix and Obelix XXL 3 will hit sometime at the end of 2019.
Best PS4 Indie Games and Studios July 2018
Best PS4 Indie Games and Studios
Indie is a fairly nebulous term (The Witcher 3 is technically indie, after all), but we've gathered a great list of independent titles that you need to play on your PS4.
Supergiant Games has a very particular style of art, gameplay, and music, expertly blending every element of their games into amazing experiences.
Ported to PS4 after the fact, this was Supergiant's first foray into their unique style, and that narration is incredible.
Transistor's notable element is the music, though the art and gameplay all come together in true Supergiant fashion.
An interesting departure from previous games,
Pyre still retains the classic art, music, and intrigue of previous Supergiant titles.
An indie studio that couldn't have made two more different games, yet somehow each feels so similar. They specialize in emotive narratives across interesting and uncanny worlds.
What Remains of Edith Finch
Tackling the subject of death in a beautiful way,
Edith Finch is a fascinating journey that shouldn't be missed.
The Unfinished Swan
A world cast in white, and your only weapon is black paint splatters to view the world in front of you, this game evolves brilliantly as it proceeds.
Known for their quiet and simple experiences that draw emotion from deep within the player's own moments with their games, this studio is a PlayStation staple.
The tranquility of water turned into a game. Originally a PS3 release, there's a PS4 version you can play now.
Continuing the pattern of soft and soulful games that offer peace and tranquility, Flower is another must-play experience that can often be found for cheap on the PS Store.
Easily thagamecompany's most well-known game, originally released on PS3, a PS4 release of this incredible title was inevitable.
The studio behind games like
Super Stardust HD (the first game with PlayStation trophies), Resogun, and others, they are known for arcade bullet-hell games, though the company is now shifting directions.
Lots of great releases from Housemarque, but
Nex Machina was one of their last bullet-hell arcade shooters before they reinvented their studio.
Want to mess up your perception of life through deep and thought-provoking games? Playdead has your covered.
Limbo is an entirely black and white game where you play as a silhouetted young boy in a world full of nightmarish terrors.
Inside is a dark and thought-provoking game with a crazy ending that shows that the developers played you the entire time.
A Hat in Time
Hearkening back to classic platformers, it evokes memories of
Super Mario 64, but becomes a whole adventure all its own.
Apotheon is basically a side-scrolling metroidvania God of War with a visual style that looks like you are playing it on the side of an ancient Greek vase.
Did someone say metroidvania? The best kinds of games,
Axiom Verge is an amazing modern amalgamation of classic ideas.
Yup, Double Fine is an independent studio, and people should check out all of their games, but
Broken Age is a particularly great point-and-click adventure featuring the voice of Elijah Wood.
A dark sense of isolation, with only your radio companion to be your friend, this is a brilliant adventure unlike many other games.
Metroidvania. There. I said it again.
Guacamelee is a great take on the genre with visuals that pop, and a particular flavor all its own.
Hand of Fate 2
Heart of the cards! What do you get when you mix a tabletop RPG, text adventure, and a deck of cards?
Hand of Fate 2 will test your destiny.
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Ninja Theory isn't indie anymore after
Microsoft bought them up, but Hellblade is still technically an indie release by the studio. It's an independent game that gives triple-A experiences a run for their money.
Hotline Miami 2
It's hard to call this one indie, as it's published by Devolver Digital, but I like it a lot, so it made the list. Brutal and arcadey, and also full of deep story that makes you think, it will have you swearing at every tough run.
A beautiful Inuit adventure featuring a girl and a white fox, this is another unique and heartfelt indie game.
Reinventing the skateboard genre, this addicting arcade side-scroller demands to be played and replayed.
How terrifying can an indie horror game be? The most terrifying, as it turns out. This dark series from Red Barrels set a new benchmark for horror.
Another unique adventure that delivers a deep and thought provoking message, indie games can usually tackle these sensitive kinds of subjects more intimately than bigger titles.
Rez Infinite can easily be described as an almost religious experience, and it's even better when experienced in VR.
Exploring the stages of grief, RiME is an amazing game that can easily evoke tears from anybody that plays it. Are you man enough to embrace the emotion?
Forgot this one was an indie, eh? Well, despite its success, it is definitely an independent title.
A melting pot of roguelikes and metroidvania,
Rogue Legacy is an addicting die-and-retry game that begs for just one more run.
Another round of indie horror, psychologically terrifying, it will leave you with nightmares long after you are done.
The popularity of the simulation and farm management style games led to Stardew Valley's explosive success, despite not having a major publisher backing it.
It's a first-person shooter where time only moves when you do. Better still, there's a VR version too!
Existentialism and the human condition are explored on a deep level with this deep and thought-provoking indie space adventure.
The Little Acre
A tiny point and click adventure, with a style that screams classic Disney animation. The only downside is that it ends all too soon.
The Magic Circle
Want a strange commentary on game development?
The Magic Circle is an insane glimpse into the industry.
The Sexy Brutale
Groundhog Day meets murder mystery,
The Sexy Brutale will have you reliving the same day over and over again as you attempt to save lives and figure out the wider mystery.
Want an existential crisis? Play
The Swapper. What does it mean to be? Who am I? Is my identity linked to my body? The Swapper asks these very questions while you solve puzzles using those mechanics.
The Talos Principle
Another existential game that questions the meaning of life while having the player solve puzzles, with a brilliant ending.
In my opinion,
The Witness is the best puzzle game ever. The experience unfolds in such a way that it evokes additional thought through every discovery you make.
Both a callback and a parody of classic adventure titles, this Ron Gilbert adventure is like something straight out of the '90s.
A driving rhythm game that can also be played in VR.
Yoku's island Express
Pinball meets metroidvania in this amazing open-world pinball adventure.