All eyes might be on the future of gaming at the moment, but the business of the now tried and tested remaster isn't going anywhere any time soon. XIII, from French publisher-developer Microids and PlayMagic Ltd., is a remaster of a classic shooter that released way back in 2003 on PlayStation 2, GameCube and PC from Ubisoft, featuring an insomniac protagonist in a comic book-inspired world with a James Bond flair, excellent cel-shaded visuals and a soundtrack for the ages.
Incidentally, for fans of the site and regular readers, the game released during both mine and Kosta's stint on the cult classic Nintendo Gamer magazine and was a heralded game among the Nintendo faithful given the GameCube's lack of serious shooters, and Nintendo's penchant for shafting third-party support and licensing at the time.
Here's some info on the upcoming 'do-over':
Discover the new look of two iconic environments of the game: Brighton beach or the FBI headquarters ; and get a glimpse of some of the weapons and useful items needed to progress through the game, hinting of the different play styles. Will you play sneakily or choose the frontal confrontation?On November 10 diehards will be able to pick up a limited edition release of the game on their platform of choice: PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch or Xbox One which will include:
Watch a new trailer for the revisited classic embedded below.
Loved this and David doing the voice of the main character was pretty cool!
Shame no sequel as it ends on a cliffhanger!