Microïds and PlayMagic announced today that the stylish cel-shaded first-person shooter game XIII, originally released in 2003 for PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube, is being remade and will release for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on November 13th.
François Coulon (Head of Production at Microïds) said in a statement:
We aim to craft the finest adventure for players and XIII is definitely in line with our publishing strategy. Revisiting this game came naturally as we felt this unique kind of story driven FPS experience was missing in today’s gaming landscape. Our goal is to bring XIII’s compelling story to a new generation of players with the best possible graphics and animations.
Giuseppe Crugliano, CEO & Creative Director at PlayMagic Ltd, added:
The PlayMagic team is very excited for the opportunity to remake a true classic; modernizing the graphics, sound and animations while remaining faithful to the original XIII's incredible look and feel. XIII's gameplay mechanics are being reworked in an effort to modernize the experience in a way that encompasses the original spirit of the game. We are sure that the fans of the original game will love rediscovering one of their all-time favorites while new players discover a truly iconic masterpiece in a new light.
The announcement also came with a very brief teaser, which you can watch below. We'll likely get more information and screenshots/footage of this XIII remake between E3 and Gamescom in the Summer.
Play as «Thirteen», a talented soldier who lost his memory and has been accused of killing the President of the United States. You wake up injured and amnesic on Brighton Beach with the only clue being a small key and a mysterious tattoo « XIII » next to your clavicle. It’s now your job to search for answers in the 34 levels of the solo campaign. Don’t worry, you will find the appropriate weapon arsenal along the way.