Although the current situation has forced many delays in the releases scheduled for this year, some companies such as Microids still have interesting plans for the remainder of 2020 thanks to their new releases. Some of them quite interesting and in the catalog that we will show you below, there is a little for all audiences. From family games to authentic classics that return to be enjoyed by a new generation of players.
Below, we show you the list of games to come along with their release date and respective platforms:
A Gallic village still resists!
First of all we have one of the most interesting releases this year. The remaster of « Asterix and Obelix XXL » will offer us updated graphics, two new game modes, a new camera, some animations made from scratch and the possibility of choosing between the new remastered graphics or those of the original game. The original voices have also been maintained!
Asterix and Obelix XXL Romastered will be released on October 22 2020 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC / Mac.
All the money can be yours!
The famous television show « Who Wants to be a Millionaire? » It is back and not in the form of badges, but in the form of a video game. A challenge is waiting for you and only the best will be able to answer the 15 questions and use their jokers wisely (50:50, Call a friend, Ask the public and the Switch).
In addition, the game will have the possibility of being enjoyed alone or with friends (cooperating or competing) and will include a solo mode that has been thought especially for children and features carefully selected questions for your age range. And yes, there will also be an online mode in which we will compete against 99 other players simultaneously.
Who wants to be a millionaire? will premiere on October 29 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
There’s a killer on the loose!
Already released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, very soon Nintendo Switch will enjoy an updated version of Agatha Christie: The ABC Murder. The game will challenge us to put ourselves in the shoes of the renowned detective Hercule Poirot to try to capture a mysterious assassin who calls himself « ABC ».
As one of the most famous detectives created by The Crime Queen, Agatha Christie, you will have to interrogate various suspects, gather clues and solve the mysteries that will lead you to discover the identity of the mysterious ABC.
Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders It does not yet have a release date on Nintendo Switch, but it will arrive this year and will have some improvements such as:
New lighting effects New anti-aliasing filter Reworked sound design Added tutorials Greater fluency in gameplay New user interface
From north to south
Discover the remake of The Bluecoats – North & South, a cult game inspired by « The Bluecoats » and that will take you to meet again with Sergeant Cornelius M. Chesterfield and Corporal Blutch. Originally released on Amiga in the late 80s, this remaster by Microids will bring you incredible memories.
Prepare the best strategy to conquer all the territories! Take control of new states, secure forts and railroads to increase your resources and direct reinforcements from Europe. Live or relive the original experience of The Bluecoats – North & South alone or against another player in this updated version that offers improved gameplay.
The Bluecoats – North & South It will be released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC / Mac on October 27.
Train your brain!
Physical activity is important, but mental activity should not be left behind either. To help us with the latter, Microids will premiere Professor Rubik’s Brain Fitness, a game that will help our mental agility based on quick mini-games. Thanks to them we can stimulate memory, focus or 3D visualization. Play alone or challenge your friends for even more fun with the puzzles!
An individual trainer will guide you on your journey: this is Professor Rubik! Inspired by Ernὄ Rubik, inventor of the famous Rubik’s Cube, Professor Rubik will always be by your side. Wise, reassuring, and explaining all the exercises, the Teacher will make your experience as fun as possible, while demonstrating that daily practice can lead to measurable improvements.
Professor Rubik’s Brain Fitness will premiere on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC / Mac next 12th of November.
Be what you want to be
Last but not least, Microids will put at our disposal a whole universe of possibilities thanks to a new line of video games. My Universe is a new simulation game « saga » that is aimed at young audiences and thanks to which they will be able to experience many of their dreams. At the moment the following titles are confirmed:
My Universe: School Teacher: Available on October 15, it is a game that will take us to educate an entire class full of children of different levels. There are mini-games specifically designed to adapt our teaching and the rewards will be based on our performance.
My Universe: Fashion Boutique: Available on October 27, it is a game that will take us to experience part of the fashion world. By opening and managing our own store, we will have to welcome customers to give them personalized advice, design our own clothing collection and organize everything to attract more customers.
My Universe: Cooking Star Restaurant: Available on November 10, it is a game that will encourage you to experience the world of cooking and spices. With youth and ambition, opening a restaurant seems like a great idea, but things are not so easy.
Our customers will crave unique and succulent foods, which will require us to juggle for success. You will have to be a professional in all areas, from the warm welcome to your guests to the choice of the best recipes, delivered through mini-games, as well as offering first-class service and improvements to keep our restaurant well valued!
My Universe: Pet Clinic Cats & Dogs: Available in December, this game will lead us to take on the role of a rookie veterinary nurse in charge of running the neighborhood pet clinic. Diagnose your sweet and soft companions by visual examination or with an x-ray and give them the appropriate treatment: bandages, creams, ointments, or carry out small operations … and of course pamper them!
And these have been the novelties of Microids waiting for us from here at the end of the year. It should be remembered that despite not being on this list, we will also have available XIII, a remaster of the famous 2003 First Person Shooter, renowned for his cel-shading graphics.
Are you lovers of the physical format? then you have nothing to worry about, because most likely all these games Microids have an edition in this format thanks to Meridiem Games.