Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission: Las Vegum

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Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission: Las Vegum
Asterix-XXL2 PC.jpg
Developer(s)Etranges Libellules
Osome Studio (Remaster)
Publisher(s)Atari Europe
Anuman (Remaster)
Composer(s)Fabrice Bouillon-LaForest
Dariusz Puk (PSP)
Allister Brimble (NDS)
Anthony N. Putson (NDS)
EngineOEngine (Remaster)
Platform(s)Windows, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS
Release
Genre(s)Action-adventure
Mode(s)Single-player

Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission: Las Vegum is an action-adventure game for Windows and PlayStation 2, the sequel to Asterix & Obelix XXL.[1][2] It was released in June 2006 in Europe.[3] The game stars the French comic book characters Asterix and Obelix, and features spoofs to many classic games, in the same fashion that the comics spoof historical characters and make many cultural references. One such example of this is the box art that has a passing resemblance to the one seen in Grand Theft Auto III.

A remake called Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission: Wifix was released for the Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable in 2006.

Story[edit]

Julius Caesar, in another plan to conquer Gaul, builds a theme park called Las Vegum, a parody of Las Vegas. Getafix then swears loyalty to Caesar, and goes to Las Vegum. Asterix and Obelix come to his rescue, with the help of a Roman spy named Sam Shieffer, a reference to Sam Fisher from the Ubisoft Splinter Cell series.

Las Vegum is divided in 6 zones: Lutetia, WCW, LuckSore (Luxour), Little Venetia (parody of Venice), Pirate Island, and SeizeUs Palace. Throughout the game, Romans who slightly resemble famous video game heroes Mario (Nintendo), Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega), Crash Bandicoot (Naughty Dog), Rayman (Ubisoft), Pac-Man (Namco) and Ryu (Capcom) appear as frequent enemies, while Lara Croft (Eidos Interactive), here a Roman centurion called Larry Craft, appears as a mini-boss. In addition, Caesar references The Matrix series by calling Asterix "Mr. Anderson".

Remaster[edit]

An HD Remaster was announced on July 6, 2018 by Anuman under their Microids brand label and developed by OSome Studio. It was released on November 29, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows (through Steam) and Nintendo Switch. Unlike the original release, this is the first time ever for the game to be released in the US, but only digital on PlayStation Store[4], Microsoft Store[5] and the Nintendo eShop[6]. It was also announced on the same day that a third installment was in development.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission - Las Vegum for PlayStation 2 - GameFAQs". gamefaqs.gamespot.com. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  2. ^ "Astérix & Obélix XXL 2: Mission: Las Vegum for PlayStation 2 (2005) - MobyGames". MobyGames. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  3. ^ Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission Las Vegum - IGN.com, retrieved 2018-10-02
  4. ^ Asterix and Obelix XXL 2 - PlayStation Store
  5. ^ Asterix and Obelix XXL 2 - Microsoft Store
  6. ^ Asterix and Obelix XXL 2 - Nintendo
  7. ^ "Asterix and Obelix XXL 2 Remaster Details Revealed - GameRevolution". GameRevolution. 2018-10-01. Retrieved 2018-10-02.