Asterix - Asterix: Mission Potions! - A New Virtual Reality Experience

By Mulder, 04 june 2024

Virtual Room is proud to announce the launch of the very first virtual reality experience dedicated to the world of Asterix, entitled Asterix: Mission Potions! Available from September 7, 2024 in France, Belgium and Switzerland, this immersive adventure offers audiences a unique opportunity to plunge into the world of the famous Gauls, experience epic adventures and come face-to-face with Roman legionaries as if you were back in -50 BC.

Using state-of-the-art VR technology, Asterix: Mission Potions! transports users directly into the Gaulish village and beyond. Thanks to spectacular graphics and numerous interactions, participants will be able to rub shoulders with iconic characters such as Asterix and Obelix, explore mythical environments and take on thrilling challenges. On the program: a private potions lesson with Panoramix, a forest gathering under high protection, a daring prison break, as well as an epic battle against the Romans.

This experience is distinguished by several strong points. Total interactivity allows users to interact with the characters, take part in quests and fight the Romans. Fidelity to the original work, developed in collaboration with Asterix's copyright holders, ensures that the experience respects the spirit and humor of the comic strip. Designed to be accessible to all, this adventure is ideal for both long-time fans and newcomers to the Asterix universe. What's more, the experience offers a perfect blend of fun and historical learning about the Gallo-Roman era.

Benoît Bouthinon, Managing Director of Virtual Room, expressed his enthusiasm: “We're delighted to offer the public this unique immersive experience, enabling everyone to experience the adventures of Asterix in an interactive and entertaining way. Our aim is to pay tribute to this timeless universe while offering a new way of exploring it. With Asterix: Mission Potions! we bring an extra dimension to the experience of the comic strip, film or cartoon. Experience never-before-seen sensations, rub shoulders with your favorite Gaulish heroes, and triumph over epic challenges as if you were there!”

Céleste Surugue, Managing Director of Editions Albert René, adds: “Editions Albert René is delighted with this collaboration with Virtual Room, which will give the general public the chance to plunge into the heart of the village and experience an adventure in 50 BC as if they were there. Congratulations to the Virtual Room teams on this great success.

The Asterix: Mission Potions! experience is open to visitors aged 8 and over, with prices starting at 25 euros per person. Each session lasts 50 minutes in virtual reality, for one hour on site, and can accommodate 2 to 4 players per team. Opening hours are daily from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. In Paris, two addresses await you: Virtual Room Bastille (35 Boulevard Richard-Lenoir - 75011 Paris) and Virtual Room Porte Maillot (Palais des Congrès - 2 place de la Porte Maillot - Niveau-1 - 75017 Paris). The experience will also be available in several other cities, including Bordeaux, Brest, Brussels, Clermont-Ferrand, Geneva, Lille, Nantes, Orléans, Rennes, Saint-Brieuc, Strasbourg, Toulon, Toulouse and more to come.

Created in 2017, Virtual Room is the first collaborative virtual reality room offering original virtual reality experiences accessible to all, in teams of 2 to 4 players. At the crossroads between escape games and cinema, players embark on a unique virtual adventure combining reflection, communication and team spirit.

Asterix: mission potions!
Information and reservations:
Minimum age: 8 years.
Price: from 25 euros/person.
Duration: 50 minutes in virtual reality, 1h00 on site. 
Number of players: 2 to 4 per team
Opening hours and days: daily from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Addresses: Asterix: Mission Potions! will be available from September 7 in all Virtual Rooms in France, as well as in Belgium and Switzerland.
Two addresses in Paris: Virtual Room Bastille at 35 Boulevard Richard-Lenoir - 75011 Paris and Virtual Room Porte Maillot at Palais des Congrès - 2 place de la Porte Maillot - Niveau-1 - 75017 Paris.
Cities: Bordeaux, Brest, Brussels, Clermont-Ferrand, Geneva, Lille, Nantes, Orléans, Rennes, Saint-Brieuc, Strasbourg, Toulon, Toulouse, with more to come. 

(Source: press release)