Next November, Microids will bring 2003 to 2019, with a remake of the cult classic, Cel-shaded shooter, XIII.
For those who’ve never heard of it, XIII is a colourful and unique-looking first-person shooter that is based on the first five volumes of the comic of the same name. It promises “an unparalleled mix between a story-driven adventure, solid gameplay and a unique artistic direction.”
“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.” stated François Coulon – Head of Production at Microïds
“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.” Declares Giuseppe Crugliano, CEO & Creative Director at PlayMagic Ltd.
XIII’s remake will be released on November 13th, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac and Switch.