Back in the early 2000s a cel-shaded first-person shooter named XIII, which was based on a European comic book, was released for Playstation 2, Gamecube and the original XBox. In April developer PlayMagic announced they had obtained the rights to the cult classic and would be remaking it for modern systems.

Just so we’re clear, this is not a remaster or a republished version of the original XIII. This is a ground-up remake using modern graphics that will likely and unavoidably sport many differences. And since it’s going to take more work than a simple upscaling would, the game can’t come out when it was originally planned to (this fall). Instead it’s being delayed into 2020.

“We are thrilled with PlayMagic’s work so far,” assures François Coulon – Head of Production at publisher Microids. “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.”

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.

When XIII does come out, it will run the full spectrum of modern devices — it’s in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac.

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