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XIII Is Getting An Updated Version! [VIDEO]

Microids announced that PlayMagic is already working on 2003’s XIII‘s new version.

This game has a slightly complicated situation – originally, Ubisoft’s game launched in 2003 on the PS2/Xbox/PC/GameCube quartet, followed by a Mac port a year later. It was a cel-shaded FPS, based on a Belgian graphic novel series’ first five volumes called XIII. (It was written by Jean Van Hamme, with William Vance as the artist of the project.) It’s now getting a new edition in 2019, and it seems Ubisoft has ultimately abandoned the license… otherwise, how could Microids publish this game?

„Play as “Thirteen,” a talented soldier who lost his memory and has been accused of killing the President of the United States. You wake up injured and amnesic on Brighton Beach with the only clue being a small key and a mysterious tattoo “XIII” next to your clavicle. It’s now your job to search for answers in the 34 levels of the solo campaign. Don’t worry, you will find the appropriate weapon arsenal along the way,” the press release says. They seem to have forgotten that XIII is called Jason Fly…

We’re not going deep into Microids‘ and PlayMagic‘s comments because they say they are making a remake. Resident Evil 2 in January, now that was a remake. Resident Evil on the GameCube in 2002 (which then got remastered for the previous and current console generations), now that was a remake. However, „modernizing the graphics, sound and animations” (which was said by Guiseppe Crugliano, the CEO-creative director of PlayMagic), does not sound like a remake but a remaster. An example? For example Assassin’s Creed III Remaster.

We cannot judge if it’s actually a remake yet, as the teaser video, plus the two concept art images don’t help whatsoever. The updated version of XIII (and this description dodges the bullet nicely) is out on November 13 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Mac. Microids is also planning a physical version, too…

Source: Gematsu

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