R.I.P. Adam West
[Update: Publisher of this remake, Microïds, has confirmed that XIII will be coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and Mac OS when it launches in November. The title will be developed by PlayMagic Ltd.]
PlayMagic Ltd will be resurrecting the old Ubisoft cel-shaded FPS XIII this November. In a remake coming to all major platforms, PlayMagic is rebuilding the entire game from the ground up to take advantage of newer graphical technology. While no actual gameplay was shown off, a teaser trailer confirms that the art style isn’t being dramatically overhauled.
Based off of a Belgian graphic novel, XIII has grown a cult following over the years. While I was absolutely enamored with it upon release in 2003, I’ve grown to not really enjoy it in the following years. A lot of that has to do with how clunky the gunplay is, not to mention its cliffhanger ending that leaves the plot completely unresolved. The whole thing was a mixed bag of great technology and outdated design that created an odd whole.
What I really wonder is if the original voice cast will be retained. While I don’t care if David Duchovny reprises his role, it’d be a real shame to lose Adam West as General Carrington. I know he can’t re-record lines, but it would be a fitting tribute to the legendary actor to keep his work for the game.
XIII will be launching on November 13, 2019, for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and Mac OS.
Embark on XIII’s quest for identity when the game hits PS4 on November 13 [PlayStation Blog]