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Paris, January 26th, 2021 Microids and OSome Studio are delighted to announce the launch of Asterix & Obelix XXL3: The Crystal Menhir on PlayStation 4 in North America.

Get ready to embark on a one of a kind journey where the two Gauls will have to keep a close eye on a very strange menhir! As usual, afficionados can expect some epic boar hunting and Roman slapping along the way.

About Asterix & Obelix XXL3: The Crystal Menhir

The story begins in the small village of Armorica, where peace reigns and the villagers go about their everyday lives. Asterix and Obelix hunt wild boar, villagers quarrel and the village chief paces around the main square. But peace cannot last forever. One day, the druid Getafix receives a strange letter and this event marks the beginning of an exciting journey for our two heroes – and a living nightmare for the Roman camps they’ll come across! Helped by the mysterious powers of the crystal menhir, the duo will travel to distant lands and face many dangers.

Discover the crystal menhir powers:

  • Stone menhir: This is the menhir in its initial state, without the crystals. Obelix hits it on the ground and triggers a shock wave, shattering some objects instantly. Depending on the intensity of the attack, enemies can be stunned or even thrown into the air by the menhir.
  • Ice menhir: For a few seconds, Roman enemies are slowed down by the cold or even immobilized in large blocks of ice. This makes it even easier to finish them!
  • Fire menhir: The nearest objects catch fire and Roman enemies flee when they see their armor beginning to burn. A second effect also occurs: the menhir lights up its surroundings – pretty useful in dark places!
  • Magnetic menhir: Armored enemies are attracted to the menhir, which means they can all be hit at once. Specific mechanisms are activated and surrounding metal projectiles stick to it: convenient when gathering collectibles! In the event of a particularly intense attack, a shield surrounds Obelix and offers protection for two friends.

For the very first time, a cooperative mode will be available in the Asterix & Obelix XXL saga! Play with family or friends on the same screen! Asterix and Obelix’s actions will be complementary and the two heroes must cooperate as they make their way through the game. Each of the two characters will have special moves and by working together they will find the best approach to attack a Roman camp and send hordes of Romans flying like never before! Enjoy this adventure as a duo, as if you were really there!

Asterix & Obelix XXL3: The Crystal Menhir offers a vast variety of content to satisfy your inner Gaul. Frenetic brawling action, exploration, puzzle and collection are on the agenda! Complete many quests and try to collect as many hidden items as you can!


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Press contact:
North America
Vincent Gallopain
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About Microïds

Microids is a French video game publisher. Founded in 1985, Microids’ editorial strategy now focuses on 4 major areas: adventure games, racing games, retro gaming and games inspired by iconic titles. By collaborating with renowned studios and authors (Pendulo Studios, Eden Studios, Benoît Sokal, Paul Cuisset, Philippe Dessoly and Pierre Adane), Microids has become a major player in international video games. Taking inspiration from legendary titles, including Asterix & Obelix, and Titeuf, Garfield, Fort Boyard, XIII and Blacksad, Microids reaches a wide audience and creates original adventures which give gamers the chance to play as some of their most beloved characters.

About Les Éditions Albert René:
Editions Albert René was founded in 1979 by Albert Uderzo and owns all rights to the adventures of Asterix.  
  • Albert René Editions have published Albert Uderzo's The Adventures of Asterix since 1980, as well as other comics created in cooperation with René Goscinny, such as Jehan Pistolet and Oumpah-Pah;
    • Albert René Editions spearheads new Asterix projects, like films and cartoons;
    • Albert René Editions grants licenses for merchandising and promotion including Parc Asterix, located near Paris.
For more information about Editions Albert René and Asterix, please visit

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