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Microids Announces the Return of the Iconic Franchise Joe & Mac!

Paris, October 14th, 2021 – Microids is pleased to reveal today the return of an iconic Japanese franchise, that has delighted a whole generation of gamers around the world, as Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja will make its grand return to consoles and PC in 2022. The French publisher continues with its strategy of developing games based on Japanese licenses, such as the previously announced Goldorak and two games based on Taito franchises.

Originally released in the early 90’s on Japanese soil as an arcade game, Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja is an arcade/platformer, playable solo or in cooperation. This new iteration of the game, developed by Mr. Nutz Studio (Toki, Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All!), will invite players to go back to the Prehistoric Age and embody Prehistoric Men, ready to do anything to save the women of their tribe.

More than a remake of the arcade version, Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja will include a handful of new features such as an original adventure mode containing brand new levels!

It’s a real honor to offer gamers the chance to rediscover these characters that marked their generation. We have full confidence in Mr. Nutz Studio to bring these little prehistoric men back to life” says Stéphane Longeard, CEO of Microids.

Tosuke Matsuoka, Data East License Producer from G-MODE Corporation, does not hide his enthusiasm about this remake: “We have full confidence in Microids and Mr. Nutz Studio capability to develop this remake of Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja. It’s a real pleasure to see these iconic video game characters revived with today’s technology. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen these two characters, and their return will delight old fans and new players alike.”

Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja will be available in 2022 on consoles and PC, more information will come soon.

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Unravel the Mysteries of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot: The First Cases on Nintendo Switch!

Paris, October 5th, 2021 – Get your little grey cells cracking! Agatha Christie – Hercule Poirot: The First Cases is now available on PC (Steam), Xbox One consoles, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The game is also backward compatible on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S.

Developed by the studio Blazing Griffin, in collaboration with Agatha Christie Limited, Agatha Christie – Hercule Poirot: The First Cases is a detective and adventure game starring a young Hercule Poirot before he became the legendary detective we all know and love!

Synopsis:

In his early years as a detective, a young Hercule Poirot is invited to a reception by the influential Van den Bosch family, for the announcement of their daughter’s engagement. But tensions among the guests run high as a snowstorm descends on the town, trapping everyone inside the manor. The happy event is soon marred by the murder of one of the guests! Poirot being in the right place at the right time immediately begins to investigate. What buried secrets and deadly rivalries will he uncover?

Key features:

  • (Re)discover the legendary detective in an untold crime story, by playing as Hercule Poirot at the beginning of his detective career, when he still has everything to prove.
  • Put your little grey cells to the test by using your deduction skills to connect clues together in your mindmap. The mindmap will allow you to visualise and link the elements of the case in order to draw your own conclusions… and shed light on the culprit in a surprising denouement!
  • Solve a complex murder case and find out what hides behind the deceptive appearances of the Van den Bosch family.
  • Question all the suspects and glean crucial information from them without their knowing. Pick up on all suspicious behaviour as you uncover the dark secrets and rivalries of the Belgian upper class.
  • Explore a luxurious house full of buried mysteries. Uncovering the murderer won’t be the only puzzle you’ll have to solve…

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Asterix and Obelix: Slap them All! Physical Edition Now Available For Nintendo Switch!

Stuttgart, September 14th, 2021: Microids and the distributor Strictly Limited Games are pleased to announce the upcoming release of an Ultra Collector’s Edition for Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All! Filled with goodies and items inspired by the famous French comic book, this limited edition will be available later this year for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, exclusively through Strictly Limited Games’ digital partner store.

The Ultra Collector’s Edition of Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All! will be available for pre-order starting today, September 14th, 2021 through Strictly Limited Games’ digital partner store.

Be prepared to prove your bravery! Asterix and Obelix: Slap them All! is set in 50 B.C.E. Gaul, which is entirely occupied by the Romans. Only one small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. Play as Asterix and Obelix and set sail to the most iconic places in the comic book series while battling Roman legionaries, pirates, brigands and even the dreaded Normans.

Features:

  • Face hordes of Romans in various environments inspired by existing Asterix & Obelix albums
  • Team up with a friend in the local multiplayer mode
  • Fight your enemies with powerful moves and unique combos
  • Discover awesome mini-games

The Ultra Collector’s Edition of Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All! will be available for €149.99 in very limited quantities.

  • Ultra Collector’s Edition Box
  • Game for Nintendo Switch or PS4
  • Poster
  • Aluminium Cover Set
  • Asterix & Obelix Figurine
  • Coin
  • Postcard Set
  • Coaster Set
  • Sticker Set
  • LED Hologram Lamp
  • 4 Art Prints
  • Certificate of Authenticity

Plus, the Ultra Collector’s Edition comes with three additional Asterix games: XXL Remastered, XXL2 Remastered, XXL3!

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Beyond a Steel Sky to Hit Consoles on November 30th!

Paris – September 2nd, 2021 – Studio Revolution Software, creators of the popular Broken Sword series, and publisher Microids, are delighted to announce that Beyond a Steel Sky will launch November 30 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles and Nintendo Switch.

From Charles Cecil, creator of the Broken Sword series, with art direction by Dave Gibbons, legendary comic book artist behind WatchmenBeyond A Steel Sky is the spiritual successor to the classic Beneath a Steel Sky, launched more than two decades ago.

Beyond a Steel Sky stands as a thrilling story of loyalty and redemption set in an eerie and terrifying world of AI-driven social controls. Set a decade after the events of the first game, Beyond a Steel Sky immerses players once again in the captivating Union City – a dystopian cyberpunk city full of mysterious, sinister secrets.

With Dave Gibbons’s breathtaking comicbook art style, the game is a hugely ambitious adventure which redefines the genre by allowing the player to subvert the world, populated by AI-driven characters, with interesting solutions to puzzles emerging from their actions.

Key features:

  • A fascinating sci-fi world – An adventure set within a dynamic world, populated by willful characters driven by motivations that the player can subvert. In combination with a unique hacking tool, multiple solutions to puzzles emerge from player choices.

  • A thrilling story full of humor – Unravel dark conspiracies, defeat a terrifying antagonist in this dramatic, humorous, cyberpunk thriller, which explores contemporary themes: social control, AI, and total surveillance.

  • A unique 3D comic book art style – A beautifully detailed, comic-book styled world, from the mind of legendary comic artist Dave Gibbons.

  • Ingenious puzzles – Intelligent puzzles are interwoven with an intriguing dramatic narrative to deliver a compelling gameplay experience.

I am thrilled to be able to open the gates to Union City once more, and welcome console players to Beyond a Steel Sky which launches this winter.” says Charles Cecil, Founder and CEO of Revolution Software“It has been a pleasure and privilege to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Dave Gibbons again in bringing Robert Foster back after an absence of two decades – and what an extraordinary change there has been!”

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Microids unveils Marsupilami: Hoobadventure’s first trailer!

Paris – August 27th 2021 – Gamescom 2021 – Microids is delighted to unveil the first trailer for Marsupilami: Hoobadventure!

The three Marsupilamis Punch, Twister and Hope are on their way and will reach your gaming platform of choice November 16th, would it be the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC. Get ready to travel through various environments and jump all over to save the animals from a terrible curse.

About Marsupilami: Hoobadventure

Punch, Twister and Hope are three Marsupilamis living a peaceful life in Palombia. Their lives are about to take a drastic turn when they accidentally open a sarcophagus whilst playing with debris on a beach, releasing a mysterious ghost cursing all the animals! Thankfully, our three Marsupilamis are immune to the curse and decide to set out on an adventure and find the ghost and reverse the curse.

Inspired by the comic book Marsupilami from Franquin, this 2.5D platformer will take you on a colorful journey through the Palombian jungle, a coastal city and even an abandoned temple. Jump, punch, dash and swing with your tail like only Marsupilamis do!

While mainly targeting a younger audience, the most dedicated gamers would be delighted to learn a Time Attack mode will challenge them to finish each level as fast as they can. And for the completionist, a beautiful artwork gallery will be unlocked after collecting hidden feathers and visiting secret dojos.

The Marsupilami is a fictional animal created by André Franquin appearing for the first time in the “Spirou & Fantasio” comic book series. The Marsupilami was so popular it earned its own dedicated hard cover series published by Dupuis.

Marsupilami: Hoobadventure will be released on November 16th 2021 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The game will be compatible with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

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Murder Mystery Machine is Out Now on Nintendo Switch!

Paris, August 25th 2021 – Microids is thrilled to unveil Murder Mystery Machine’s launch trailer and announce that the detective game, developed by studio Blazing Griffin, is now available on PC (Steam), Xbox One consoles, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

In Murder Mystery Machine, you join the D.C.A., the District Crime Agency. Your mission is to help detectives Cassandra Clarke, the young recruit, and Nate Houston, the jaded detective, solve cases no one else wants to touch. It all begins when politician Frank Daniels is found dead in what looks like a burglary. Our two heroes will soon find themselves involved in a series of complex and interconnected crimes. Will you be up to the challenge and uncover the truth?

You will have to investigate multiple crime scenes putting your analytical and deduction skills to the test. Collect clues, connect evidence, interrogate suspects and find the truth at the heart of your investigation.

Game features:

  • A plot written by masters – Murder Mystery Machine’s story was written by professional film & TV writers to ensure that it delivers a compelling experience from start to finish.
  • Engaging deduction mechanics – Deduce, solve, accuse. Every piece of evidence you collect will be added to your detective workspace. A dedicated place where you’ll have to use your deduction skills to recreate your own version of events as you connect a complex web of suspects, motives and clues to unveil the truth.
  • Detailed & varied environments to explore – Dive into crime scenes you can rotate, zoom in and explore, each presented as a beautiful diorama.
  • A modern noir art style – Enter a modern noir stylish world! The dark scenes are lit with a neon glow and the atmospheric staging enhances the game’s wider sense of mystery.

During gamescom, as part of the Indie Arena Booth Online, participants will be able to experience the event in a virtual & engaging manner: visitors will have the ability to walk around virtual halls to discover a variety of indie gems! Murder Mystery Machine will have its own digital booth, with posters, an arcade allowing visitors to play the game’s demo and even a screen to view the game’s video assets.

Murder Mystery Machine is the third game to join the Microids Indie label, after Fallback and the Kingdom Majestic compilation. Microids Indie is a publishing label aimed at providing support to indie studios and developers with the launch of their games.

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Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All! Will Launch Nov 25th on Nintendo Switch!

Paris, August 23rd 2021 – Gamescom 2021 – Microids is delighted to reveal the release date for Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All! With a brand-new trailer and a fistful of screenshots.

At the ready! The famous Gauls Asterix and Obelix are back on November 25th 2021 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC for a smashing adventure! A great opportunity for players of all ages to revisit the iconic comic book locations such as the countryside of Gaul, Egypt and even Spain.

About Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All!

Be prepared to prove your bravery! Asterix and Obelix: Slap them All! is set in 50 B.C.E. Gaul, which is entirely occupied by the Romans. Only one small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. Play as Asterix and Obelix and set sail to the most iconic places in the comic book series while battling Roman legionaries, pirates, brigands and even the dreaded Normans.

Mr Nutz Studio is in charge of developing Asterix and Obelix: Slap them All! and making this adventure as faithful to the original material as possible. The developers chose to go with an artistic direction very close to the comic book where the characters, the scenery and the animations are hand drawn. It’s a real tribute to the 2D animated classics and is executed in a style that will surely appeal to Asterix fans and retro gamers alike.

Unlike Getafix’s magic potion, there is no secret ingredient to the gameplay besides good, old-fashioned fun. Think about the core mechanics defining the beat’em up genre and sprinkle with some local co-op! By Jupiter, by Teutates.. These Gauls are crazy!

Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All! will be available in the following editions:

Limited Edition

  • The game Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All!
  • A keychain
  • Two sticker sheets
  • Three lithographs

Collector Edition

  • The game Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All!
  • A 27cm (10.5”) Asterix figurine
  • A keychain
  • Two sticker sheets
  • Three lithographs

Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All! Will be available on November 25th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. The game will be backward compatible with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

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Murder Mystery Machine Will Release August 25th on Nintendo Switch!

Paris, July 30, 2021 – Today, Microids announced that the detective game Murder Mystery Machine, developed by studio Blazing Griffin, will launch digitally on PC (Steam), Xbox One consoles, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on August 25. The game will also be part of the Indie Arena Booth Online 2021 during Gamescom!

As part of the Indie Arena Booth Online, participants will be able to experience the event in a virtual & engaging manner: visitors will have the ability to walk around virtual halls to discover a variety of indie gems! Murder Mystery Machine will have its own digital booth, with posters, an arcade allowing visitors to play the game’s demo and even a screen to view the game’s video assets.

Justin Alae-Carew, Co-Head of Blazing Griffin Games, said “It’s wonderful to be part of the Indie Arena Booth Online along with many talented indie creators! We’re very excited to have Murder Mystery Machine showcased at this event which coincides with the launch of the game on PC and consoles. It is also a great opportunity for those attending the event to experience the game in a uniquely engaging and interactive way!”

In Murder Mystery Machine, you join the D.C.A., the District Crime Agency. Your mission is to help detectives Cassandra Clarke, the young recruit, and Nate Houston, the jaded detective, solve cases no one else wants to touch. It all begins when politician Frank Daniels is found dead in what looks like a burglary. Our two heroes will soon find themselves involved in a series of complex and interconnected crimes. Will you be up to the challenge and uncover the truth?

You will have to investigate multiple crime scenes putting your analytical and deduction skills to the test. Collect clues, connect evidence, interrogate suspects and find the truth at the heart of your investigation.

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Microids Unveils the Game Agatha Christie – Hercule Poirot: The First Cases!

Paris, July 20th, 2021 – Microids is thrilled to unveil Agatha Christie – Hercule Poirot: The First Cases Developed by Blazing Griffin (Murder Mystery Machine, The Ship: Remasted, Murderous Pursuits…) in collaboration with Agatha Christie Limited, Agatha Christie – Hercule Poirot: The First Cases is a detective and adventure game starring a young Hercule Poirot in one of his first cases, before he became the legendary detective we all know and love. The game will launch on September 28th on PC (Steam), Xbox One consoles, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, and will be backward compatible on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S.

For the very first time, players will discover a new aspect of Hercule Poirot’s life that has never before been explored, as they experience one of his first cases as a young police officer and detective in pre-war Belgium. The development team has created an intriguing original adventure that builds on the familiar world and iconic character created by best-selling crime writer Agatha Christie. Fans of the “Queen of Crime’s” work will easily identify key elements from her stories, from Poirot’s ‘little grey cells’ to the intricate plotting of the game, and in the story’s satisfying, unexpected conclusion.

Synopsis:

In his early years as a detective, a young Hercule Poirot is invited to a reception by the influential Van den Bosch family, for the announcement of their daughter’s engagement. But tensions among the guests run high as a snowstorm descends on the town, trapping everyone inside the manor. The happy event is soon marred by the murder of one of the guests! Poirot being in the right place at the right time immediately begins to investigate. What buried secrets and deadly rivalries will he uncover?

Key features:

  • (Re)discover the legendary detective in an untold crime story, by playing as Hercule Poirot at the beginning of his detective career, when he still has everything to prove.
  • Put your little grey cells to the test by using your deduction skills to connect clues together in your mindmap. The mindmap will allow you to visualize and link the elements of the case in order to draw your own conclusions… and shed light on the culprit in a surprising denouement!
  • Solve a complex murder case and find out what hides behind the deceptive appearances of the Van den Bosch family.
  • Question all the suspects and glean crucial information from them without their knowing. Pick up on all suspicious behavior as you uncover the dark secrets and rivalries of the Belgian upper class.
  • Explore a luxurious house full of buried mysteries. Uncovering the murderer won’t be the only puzzle you’ll have to solve…

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The Sisters – Party of the Year is Now Available on Nintendo Switch!

Paris, July 6th 2021 – Microids is pleased to announce The Sisters – Party of the Year is now available. Wendy & Marine would do anything to have the greatest party of the year!

In single player adventure mode, play as Wendy or Marine and discover an open world with numerous challenges to take on. You can also play up to 4 players in local multiplayer mode and choose from a selection of 16 characters from the comics. The Sisters – Party of the Year is ideal to play with friends and family!

About The Sisters – Party of the Year :

Wendy, the grumpy teenager, wants to throw a memorable end-of-the-year house party but before she can ask her parents for their approval, her impich little sister steals her idea and runs with it. Problem: the parents will only allow one party to happen! To decide who’s going to organize the fiesta, the sisters will throw themselves into a series of crazy challenges!

Games modes:

  • Adventure mode (single player)

    • Experience a magnificent adventure in a colorful open world that will see you conquer with Marine or Wendy the 24 challenges, 35 quests and find all the collectibles.

  • Multiplayer modes (1 to 4 players)

    • Challenges: play the mini-games you want with your friends!

    • Tournament: try to win the tournament by being the best at each round!

    • All or Nothing: play all the mini-games in a raw!

    • Around the world: take turns choosing your favorite mini-game!

The Sisters: Party of the year is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. The game is backward compatible on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

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