Rejoice, fans of comic book-style action, for cel-shaded FPS XIII is getting a remake. XIII - the new one, that is, not the original - is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch this November.
Based on a graphic novel series, XIII follows the story of Thirteen, an amnesiac soldier accused of killing the President of the United States. At the outset of the game, Thirteen wakes up on Brighton Beach with only a small key and a tattoo as clues to who he is. Over the course of 34 levels, Thirteen must seek answers and unveil a dark government conspiracy. Did Thirteen really murder the President? Who's out to frame him if not? You'll be able to discover the answers to these questions when the remake launches in November. Until then, you can check out the very noir-esque teaser trailer below:
We don't yet know too much about the gameplay in the remake of XIII, but it sounds like developer PlayMagic has a lot of reverence for the original game. PlayMagic's creative director Giuseppe Crugliano says the studio wants to modernize XIII while remaining true to its original look and feel. He says the gameplay mechanics "are being reworked in an effort to modernize the experience". Again, we're not too sure what that means yet. It's likely that PlayMagic and co-developer Microïds will reveal more about the project as time goes on.
The remake of XIII will be released for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on November 13th this year. From the teaser trailer, it seems the remake will retain the cel-shaded look and feel of the original. Time will tell what the gameplay will look like, and we're not sure if the remake will include any vestige of the original's multiplayer mode yet. Stay tuned for more news.
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