Cult shooter XIII — from 2003 — is returning in the form of a remake, not a remaster, this November. The surprising announcement concerning the obscure title first appeared on PlayStation’s official blog here.
XIII wasn’t your typical FPS — not at all. Instead, it utilised stylish cel-shaded graphics combined with an engaging conspiracy story that featured ‘XIII’, a soldier who loses his memory and has been accused of killing the President of the United States.
The only clue XIII has to go on? A small key and a mysterious tattoo. Here’s a teaser to whet our appetites:
Back in the day, XIII featured an impressive 34 levels in the solo campaign — it was loved, by the few who bought it, for its intense gunplay and often brutal takedowns.
“This remake’s idea 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 animation.”
The XIII remake is being developed by Playmagic and will be published by Microids for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. It’s released, if you haven’t already guessed, on November 13th.
The weirdest thing of all? This writer was thinking about the game and the possible future of the franchise just last week. Freaky.