In 2003, Ubisoft released the cel-shaded first-person shooter XIII (pronounced thirteen) on the GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. Now, a remake of this unique-looking game is coming to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year on 13th November.
For those who haven't played it before, it's loosely based on five volumes of a Belgian graphic novel dating back to 1984 (written by Jean Van Hamme with artwork by William Vance). In the original game, David Duchovny - best known for playing the FBI agent Fox Mulder in the X-Files - voiced the game's protagonist.
Here's a summary of the game's story:
XIII is a first-person shooter where you play as “Thirteen,” a talented soldier who lost his memory and has been accused of killing the President of the United States. You first wake up injured and amnesic on Brighton Beach with the only clue being a small key and a mysterious tattoo that reads “XIII” next to your clavicle. It’s now your job to search for answers through a 34-level solo campaign. Don’t worry, you will find the appropriate weapon arsenal along the way. So many questions… so many bullets!
The remake is being handled by Microïds and PlayMagic Ltd. The idea is to revive story-driven FPS "missing in today's gaming landscape" - with the goal to bring the game to a new generation of players.
As part of this announcement, a launch trailer has been released. Take a look below:
Is this the remake you've been waiting for? Did you play the original back in the day? Tell us down in the comments.