Just received this press release. For those of you who are Asterix and video game fans, be sure to note that as of October 25, 2009 the game is available for download here.
(Media-Newswire.com) – Paris – To mark the 50th anniversary of Asterix & Obelix, Gameloft®, a world leader in downloadable video games, presents a mobile adaptation of the famous comic book created by Goscinny and Uderzo with the launch of the game Asterix & Obelix Encounter Cleopatra.
Asterix & Obelix Encounter Cleopatra is a platforming adventure game inspired by one of the most memorable stories of the comic.
All the ingredients that made the comic a success!
You’ll join the two Gauls in the land of the pharaohs for their most dangerous adventures. Edifis, an old friend of the druid Getafix, needs help. Cleopatra, the queen of Egypt, is in one of her legendary foul moods. Julius Caesar keeps provoking her. According to him, the glory of the Romans is greater than that of the Egyptians, who haven’t built anything since the Pyramids!
Irked by his arrogance, Cleopatra decides to prove to Julius Caesar that the Egyptian civilization has not lost its greatness by building him the world’s most beautiful palace in only three months! To do this, she calls upon the architect Edifis. Worried about the short time frame, Edifis counts on the help of his friends from Gaul, and especially their magic potion! If Edifis cannot complete his work on schedule, he will be thrown to the sacred crocodiles! To make matters worse, the royal architect Artifis, none too happy about the queen’s choice, schemes against Edifis. Jealous that he wasn’t chosen to complete the project, he plans to do everything in his power to stop Edifis at the hands of the Romans.
An action-adventure game spanning 11 levels
It’s your turn to play! Switch between Asterix and Obelix to overcome various challenges throughout all 11 levels in this platforming adventure game. But be careful, this dynamic duo must work together on screen as they do in the comic book: make sure your two characters cooperate to the best of their abilities.
To celebrate the Gauls’ 50th anniversary, Gameloft is launching a mobile adventure worthy of their international success. The quality of the graphics faithfully reproduce the images of the Egyptian adventure. Gameloft also offers gameplay with two views: one is a side view, ideal for platforming sequences; the other is a top-down view, perfect for puzzle sequences.
This game will enchant fans of the comic book and platforming gamers alike.
Asterix and Obelix Encounter Cleopatra the game will be available download on October 25 from your operator’s mobile portal and on Gameloft’s Internet site at http://www.gameloft.com. The suggested retail price is 3 to 5 euros.