XIII, a wierd relic of the PS2, Xbox, Gamecube period that has as many followers because it does detractors, is getting a considerably stunning remake that is set to launch later this 12 months.
“This remake’s idea came naturally as we felt this unique kind of story-driven FPS experience was missing in today’s gaming landscape,” says writer Microids on the PlayStation weblog. “Our purpose is to convey XIII’s compelling story to a brand new technology of gamers with the very best graphics and animation. The end result will probably be nothing in need of spectacular as we promise to have a good time the superb work achieved on the unique sport.”
While the put up does not go into particulars relating to what we are able to count on from this remake, however the truth it’s being known as a remake (mixed with a number of the idea artwork proven on the weblog) does are inclined to recommend that this sport goes be greater than a easy re-release with some upscaled graphics. Whether or not the adjustments made to this sport transcend the visuals is up for debate.
Having mentioned that, we would be shocked if this remake does not alter just a few issues concerning the authentic. XIII was notable again within the day for its comic-book presentation fashion, cel-shaded graphics, and enjoyable authorities conspiracy plot. It felt like a comparatively recent entry into the console FPS market that abruptly bought rather more attention-grabbing following the discharge of Halo.
Of course, there are the explanation why XIII is never talked about alongside Halo. From David Duchovny’s “Where’s my paycheck” line reads to the sport’s largely forgettable multiplayer and typically generic ranges, XIII was seen by many to be a captivating experiment in presentation and visible design that is biggest improvements had been largely floor degree.
Still, there’s fairly a little bit of potential in a remake of the unique sport. We’ll see whether or not or not the nex XIII can reside as much as that potential when it’s launched in November for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, and Mac.
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