Remake of cel-shaded classic XIII delayed until 2020



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The release date for the remake of the cult classic XIII has been pushed back from its original November 13th date, meaning the remake won’t be released until at least 2020.

The news was announced in a press release, with François Coulon, Head of Production at Microïds, saying the following:

We are thrilled with PlayMagic’s work so far. This additional development time is needed to reach the level of polish we’re aiming for. The announcement was greeted by an overwhelming response from the community and we’ll make sure to deliver the best possible game to our fans.

XIII will be out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Mac sometime in 2020.

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Originally released for the original Xbox, GameCube, and PlayStation 2 in 2003, XIII is getting a remake by Microids and PlayMagic, due out later this year.

The news was announced in a PlayStation Blog post by the Head of Production at Microids, François Coulon. The post was also released alongside a teaser trailer for the remake.

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XIII is remembered most fondly for its distinct cel-shaded graphics, as well as its combat, which Microids describe as “tight”. Despite their praise, Microids and PlayMagic are looking to overhaul the game with their goal being to “bring XIII’s compelling story to a new generation of players with the best possible graphics and animation. The result will be nothing short of spectacular”.

If you missed out on XIII and want to know what it is about, here’s a synopsis from PlayStation Blog.

XIII is a first person shooter where you play as Thirteen, a talented soldier who lost his memory and has been accused of killing the President of the United States. You first wake up injured and amnesic on Brighton Beach with the only clue being a small key and a mysterious tattoo of “XIII” next to your clavicle. It’s now your job to search for answers through a 34 level solo campaign.

The remake is set to launch on November 13th on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in both physical and digital editions. According to Microids, there will be more information regarding the remake, including its price, released at a later date.

Sources: PlayStation Blog, VG247

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