As if one game based on the 2008 Olympics wasn’t enough, Atari is throwing their hat in the ring with Asterix at the Olympic Games. The Playstation 2, Nintendo DS and Wii game is a movie tie in based on a live action Asterix film.
In Asterix at the Olympic Games players can choose from three playable characters, Asterix, Obelix and Dogmatix, in an original story which takes a parallel course to the film and the comic book. Our heroes must stop Brutus who has opened the gates between the worlds of the book, the film and the game while still finding time and energy to triumph at the Olympic Games themselves. The mini-game mode lets players compete in Olympic challenges with their chosen character, while two-player multiplayer lets friends go head to head in a series of hilarious contests.
Asterix isn’t known that well in the USA, but he is huge in France with a series of comics that go back to the 1960s. While Asterix at the Olympic Games sounds like a sure fire hit in Europe, Atari is releasing it around the same time as Sega’s Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. Who will the French love more? Mario or Asterix? This holiday season we’re going to find out.