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XIII gets another batch of screens

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 solo campaign. Don’t worry, you will find the appropriate weapon arsenal along the way.

First screens for XIII's remake released

Cel-shaded action


XIII got bumped back into 2020 sometime, as the developers needed more time to revamp this GameCube title for Switch. Today we finally get some screens from the remake, and it looks like the team is doing a good job of retaining the original's unique cel-shaded look, while still sprucing things up a bit.

The remake of the FPS XIII is slipping to 2020

The 13th of never

Paris - August 8th, 2019 - After revealing the game’s teaser last April, Microïds and PlayMagic are announcing today a new release window for the game. The remake of the world-famous cel-shading FPS, which became a cult classic after its original release in 2003, is now set for a release in 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac.

“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” says François Coulon - Head of Production at Microïds.

The story:

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.

XIII’s remake will be available in 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac.

Microids announces its Gamescom 2019 lineup

Three lined up for Switch

Paris, July 23rd 2019 - The Microids team will be at Gamescom from Tuesday 20th to Thursday 22nd of August in the business area - French Pavillon - Hall 3.2 - B019 and will be showcasing Blacksad: Under the Skin, Asterix & Obelix XXL3 and XIII!

Asterix & Obelix XXL3 and Blacksad: Under the Skin will also be available in the public area at Astragon’s booth (Hall 6.1 – Booth B-054 ).

A grim case in the heart of New York’s underworld for detective John Blacksad…

Public area : hands-on demo - 20 minutes

The 50s, New York City: Joe Dunn, owner of a boxing club, is found dead. Meanwhile, rising star Bobby Yale, due to take to the ring for the most important fight of his career, has mysteriously disappeared. Sonia Dunn, Joe’s daughter, takes over the gym and must deal with its financial woes. She hires private detective John Blacksad to investigate Yale’s disappearance. The highly anticipated boxing match of the year is drawing closer and the club’s finances would not survive a no show from Bobby Yale. During its investigation, John Blacksad will find himself swimming with sharks in a universe where corruption is everywhere.

Blacksad: Under the Skin will be released the 5th of November on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac.

By toutatis! Our favorite Gauls are back in a whole new adventure!d…

Public area : hands-on demo - 15 minutes

With its 5 environments, its different levels and its 2 playable characters, the game offers great content variety that will delight all players. Battle, exploration, puzzle or collection: are you hyped yet? Complete the numerous side quests and explore every corner to collect hidden objects and become a true Gallic.

For the first time in the saga, cooperation will be offered! Play with family or friends on the same screen: Asterix and Obelix’s actions will be complementary and the two heroes will play hand in hand to progress in the adventure.

The story:

The story begins in the small village of Armorica, where a daily peace reigns. But one day, the Druid Getafix receives a strange message that will lead our friends on a unique adventure. Helped by the mysterious Crystal Menhir, they will travel far away and face dangers like no other.

The thrilling cel-shading FPS is back with a remake

Game will not be showcased in the public area

Play as XIII, 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 XIII tattoo next to your clavicle. It’s now your job to search for answers through a 34 levels solo campaign. Don’t worry, you will find the appropriate weapon arsenal along the way.

XIII’s remake will be available on November 13th, 2019 both in physical and in digital editions on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac..

PlayMagic and Microïds partner together to remake the thrilling cel-shading FPS XIII (official PR)

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PlayMagic Ltd announce a partnership with the French publisher Microïds to bring back the cult classic XIII, a cel-shading FPS initially released in 2003. The game is being developed for multiple platforms including PlayStation 4, Xbox one, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac and it will be available on the 13th of November 2019.

“The PlayMagic team is very excited for the opportunity to remake a true classic; modernizing the graphics, sound and animations while remaining faithful to the original XIII's incredible look and feel. XIII's gameplay mechanics are being reworked in an effort to modernize the experience in a way that encompasses the original spirit of the game. We are sure that the fans of the original game will love rediscovering one of their all-time favorites while new players discover a truly iconic masterpiece in a new light." Declares Giuseppe Crugliano, CEO & Creative Director at PlayMagic Ltd.

“We aim to craft the finest adventure for players and XIII is definitely in line with our publishing strategy. Revisiting this game 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 animations.” Declares François Coulon – Head of Production at Microïds

The story:

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 solo campaign. Don’t worry, you will find the appropriate weapon arsenal along the way.

More information about this remake will be revealed soon... Stay tuned!

XIII’s remake will be available the 13th of November 2019, both in physical and in digital editions on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac. The rating is still pending.

XIII remake announced for Switch

The GameCube classic returns

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.

“We aim to craft the finest adventure for players and XIII is definitely in line with our publishing strategy,” said Microids head of production Francois Coulon in a press release. “Revisiting this game 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 animations.”

PlayMagic CEO and creative director Giuseppe Crugliano added, “The PlayMagic team is very excited for the opportunity to remake a true classic; modernizing the graphics, sound and animations while remaining faithful to the original XIII‘s incredible look and feel. XIII‘s gameplay mechanics are being reworked in an effort to modernize the experience in a way that encompasses the original spirit of the game. We are sure that the fans of the original game will love rediscovering one of their all time favorites while new players discover a truly iconic masterpiece in a new light.”

XIII, which originally launched on the GameCube, will be getting revamped for release on Switch. The title is slated to launch sometime in Nov. 2019.

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