XIII Remake Marks Cel-Shaded First-Person Shooter’s Surprise Return

XIII Cover Art

Microïds and PlayMagic have revealed that they are remaking XIII, a cult classic cel-shaded first-person shooter that had released on PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube in 2003.

Based on the first five volumes of the comic book series, you play as Thirteen – an expert soldier who has lost his memory but stands accused of murdering the President of the United States.

Waking up on Brighton Beach injured and amnesic, your only clue is a small key and a mysterious XIII tattoo next to your collarbone. In the 34-level solo campaign, you must now search for answers.

“We aim to craft the finest adventure for players and XIII is definitely in line with our publishing strategy,” explains Microïds head of production François Coulon.

“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.”

PlayMagic CEO and creative director Giuseppe Crugliano adds: “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.”

XIII will release at retail and on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on November 13th.

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