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Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission Las Vegum is an Action-adventure game for PC and the PlayStation 2, the sequel of Asterix & Obelix XXL. It was released in 2005 exclusively in Europe, due to the lower popularity of the franchise in the United States and Japan. 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: San Andreas.

A remake called Asterix & Obelix XXL 2 - Mission: Wifix was released for the Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable in 2006, with added touch screen minigames and Wi-Fi functionality.

In November 29th 2018, an HD remaster developed by OSome studio was released onto PS4, XBox One, Nintendo Switch and PC in digital format. The remaster gets both digital and physical release in the US under the title Roman Rumble in Las Vegum.

Plot

Julius Caesar, in another plan to conquer Gaul, builds a theme park called Las Vegum, a parody of Las VegasUnbeknownst to many, Caesar has somehow abducted Getafix and planted an impostor who then helps Caesar abducts members of the druid coven whom he imprison and coerced into helping him make "super weapons" to surpass the Magic Potion. The Gaul village, left without their druid and magic potions, were in danger of an approaching invasion fleet. The then yet-open-for-public Las Vegum functions as an undercover prison for the druids. A Roman spy named Sam Shieffer (referencing to Sam Fisher from the Splinter Cell series) managed to quietly observe the impostor's work and brought back his golden sickle as proof to his knowledge. Sam went to warn the Gauls who were both cautious and distrustful towards him, but nevertheless successful to convince the village to sent Asterix and Obelix (and the dog Idefix as extension) on a journey to Las Vegum to save Getafix and his druid friends. The Trio must go through an arduous quest with the rather unwanted guidance and periodical company of Sam to save the druids and uncover the truth about Getafix's fate in order to save Gaul from impending invasion.

During their journey, Asterix and Obelix are impeded by Roman forces under Larry Craft (referencing Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider series), a Centurion in chief of Las Vegum defense and Deathmatches; Roman warriors enhanced through unknown means that has grown to massive size and power beyond that of Magic Potion. It turns out that Larry Craft was the one who orchestrated Getafix's capture and imitation. The Gauls also discovered that Caesar had his engineers built a super-fast network of messenger traffic called Internetus (an obvious reference to the Internet). Later, they again discovered that Caesar had prepared an imitation Gaulish Village attraction out of confidence that the Village will finally be his to conquer. Larry Craft decided to face the Gaul warriors personally after several failed indirect attempts and he was defeated after a dramatic rumble in which Sam proved his trustworthiness to the Gauls.

In the end, Caesar's last super weapon was defeated atop his most glorious attraction site the SeizeUs Palace. He admitted defeat and was persuaded by the freed Getafix to use the Internetus to call off the invasion fleet. The Gauls, victorious over another Caesar's scheme held a feast to celebrate.

Gameplay

The game adopts pretty much the same desgin as the first game with major tweaks in combat and minor differences in puzzle mechanics.

The entire game world is set in the theme park Las Vegum. Las Vegum is divided in 6 zones: Lutetia, WGW, LuckSore (Luxour), Little Venetia, Pirate Island, and SeizeUs Palace. Throughout the game, Romans who slightly resemble famous video game heroes (Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Rayman, Pacman and Ryu) appear as frequent enemies.

For combat, players can freely switch between Asterix and Obelix; many advanced techniques now can also be done without the need of filling a certain combo bar, players are instead given a "Fury" mechanic which augment attack strength and speed and modify some techniques' effect after landing enough hits without pause. Some overpowering techniques like the "Rage of Toutatis" and "Sky is Falling" is now only accessible when Asterix is in the effect of Magic Potion.

Shops exist throughout the game world that sells health point replenish, Shileds, new abilities and upgrades to existing techniques. The availability of these vendors are unique and permanent; previous vendors do not update their items as player progress through the game.

Like the first game, there are also hidden collectibles to find throughout the world in the form of Diamond Helmets and Postcards.

A new feature in this game is the Challenge Arena, in which each sector of the Game World has an optional and timed Roman gauntlet where players are challenged to finish all three waves of Romans before the time runs out. Completing a wave level for the first time rewards a relatively huge sum of helmets.

Voice Cast

French

English

  • Leslie Cack - Asterix, Julius Caesar
  • Paul Bandey - Obelix, Battermix, Vitalstatistix, Roman Guard
  • Mark Jane - Centurion Larry Craft, Messenger
  • Joe Sheridan - Sam Schieffer
  • Allan Wegner - Getafix, Suchafuss
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