Train2Game News XIII Remake Put Back

After revealing the game’s teaser last April, Microïds and PlayMagic are announcing today a new release window for XIII.

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.

Play as the famous Thirteen, accused of assassinating the President of the United States. You’ll wake up injured and suffering from amnesia on Brighton beach; the only clues to your past will be a small key and a mysterious tattoo of the Roman numerals XIII on your collarbone. It’ll be up to you to find the answers during this 34-level solo game. Don’t worry: you’ll find an entire arsenal of weapons to help you on your journey.

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

Train2Game News XIII Returns

Microïds and PlayMagic Ltd unveil today a teaser for the remake of the cult classic XIII, the cel-shading FPS initially released in 2003.

Players will be delighted to learn that XIII’s remake will be available the 13th of November 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac!

Based on the first five volumes of the eponymous comic book series, XIII conquered the gamers’ hearts with its unparalleled mix between a story-driven adventure, solid gameplay and a unique artistic direction.

“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 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 favourites while new players discover a truly iconic masterpiece in a new light.” Declares Giuseppe Crugliano, CEO & Creative Director at PlayMagic Ltd.

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.

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.

Train2Game News: UK Top 20 Games – 17.02.14

The_LEGO_Movie_VideogameIn an interesting development the Lego Movie Video Game has become the number one game, beating new arrival the highly anticipated Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII which enters the charts at number three.

All formats
Week ending 15 February 2014

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
2 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 2
3 LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII SQUARE ENIX
4 FIFA 14 EA SPORTS 1
5 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 6
6 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 5
7 BATTLEFIELD 4 EA GAMES 7
8 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG UBISOFT 10
9 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 8
10 FABLE: ANNIVERSARY MICROSOFT 3
11 TOMB RAIDER: DEFINITIVE EDITION SQUARE ENIX 4
12 NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS EA GAMES 12
13 KILLZONE: SHADOW FALL SONY COMPUTER ENT. 9
14 ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES SEGA 17
15 GRAN TURISMO 6 SONY COMPUTER ENT. 11
16 WWE 2K14 2K SPORTS 16
17 NBA 2K14 2K SPORTS 15
18 BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 13
19 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 19
20 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014 SEGA 18
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