XIII is a 2003 first-person shooter game developed by Ubisoft Paris and published by Ubisoft. The 16-year-old game is loosely based on the first five volumes of the 1984 Belgian graphic novel series that goes by the same name — XIII. Well, Microïds and PlayMagic are looking to bring back said cel-shaded game on November 13th, 2019, on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch.
Folks who first experienced Jason Fly’s story originally on PC and home consoles will have yet another chance via a 2019 remake. The story that followed a confused and amnesic man searching for his identity throughout a comic book-style, cel-shaded world, will unravel once again showing who killed the President of the United States and a gang of 20 conspirators (The XX) that aim to overthrow the government using the Special Assault and Destroying Sections (SPADS) through a radical movement called Operation Total Red.
If you want to check out the game (XIII) that’s older than most Fortnite players, then you have the following gameplay footage to watch thanks to YouTuber InsideXIII:
Now that you know what XIII is, as of today Microïds announced on Twitter the following information:
XIII, le célèbre FPS en cel-shading est de retour sur PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC et Mac 💥
— Microïds (@Microids_off) April 18, 2019
Head of Production at Microïds, François Coulon, has noted on microids.com the following info:
“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!”
Right after Coulon announcement, CEO & Creative Director at PlayMagic Giuseppe Crugliano had this to say:
“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.”
I’m not sure how the remake will pan out or if it will still feature David Duchovny, Eve, or Adam West as voice actors? But if you want to see the launch trailer in full before the FPS game hits PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch this November, then you can do so right here: