The XIII Remake Has a New Release Date

The XIII Remake Has a New Release Date

Looks like we'll be playing this new take on the cel-shaded shooter come November.

All eyes are on next-gen news today, but how about a bit of love for a remake of 2003 shooter? A remake of XIII, Ubisoft's 2003 cel-shaded FPS, is slated for release on PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC. Thanks to some leaked details on a limited edition release, we now know it'll launch on November 10.

Gematsu caught word of the Microids and PlayMagic-developed remake's new release date earlier today. A now-scrubbed Amazon Spain listing for a XIII Limited Edition package included a graphic with the new release date and a look at the remake's cover art.

Announced in spring last year with a teaser and a November 13, 2019 release date, the XIII remake later slipped to 2020 in August. Developers PlayMagic said the delay was necessary "in order to give the game more time to reach the quality and the polish level [it's] aiming for."

Teaser and some screenshots aside, we've not seen much of this new take on XIII so far—already, we know it looks a bit less flat and comic-like than the original—but that'll change later today. As part of the second day of IGN's Summer of Gaming digital event, Microids and PlayMagic will debut an exclusive gameplay trailer. It's likely that this trailer reveal will serve as the official announcement of the new release date.

The original XIII was a visually striking, if not totally top-notch shooter, so you've got to wonder exactly how this new take on it will stack up. Since the remake is also not an Ubisoft project, I'm curious to see who'll be voicing the titular protagonist. In the original, David Duchovny had the role of XIII, and I'd personally love to hear that Agent Mulder monotone again in the remake.

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Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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