XIII Remake to release on Switch, Xbox One, PS4, PC and Mac

XIII is getting a remake on all consoles and PC later this year in November. Are you excited yet?


The cult classic cel-shaded FPS XIII is returning in a big way, with an official remake hitting consoles and PC later this year.

Yes, a real remake! Not a mobile game! The new version of the classic game will be based on the first five volumes of the comic series of the same name. You'll take on the role of Thirteen, an amnesiac soldier who wakes up on Brighton Beach one day with two things: a key and a tattoo that says "XIII" on his clavicle. With just those two clues, you've got to piece together the mystery of why you've suddenly been charged with killing the president of the United States. No pressure!

The game is slated to span 34 levels with a solo campaign – there's no talk of multiplayer just yet, but it definitely sounds like the team is into what they're doing.

“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.” said 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 favorites while new players discover a truly iconic masterpiece in a new light," said Giuseppe Crugliano, CEO & creative director at PlayMagic Ltd.

XIII is releasing on November 13 with both physical and digital editions on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac. Yes, that's right – Nintendo Switch! That's just what the doctor ordered. Now, if you'll excuse us, we have the original to pore over because it's been far too long since we got to sink our teeth into it. Have you played it? You should rectify that, if not!

It's been far too long since XIII came out...too long. 

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From The Chatty
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    April 18, 2019 12:15 PM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, XIII Remake to release on Switch, Xbox One, PS4, PC and Mac

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      April 18, 2019 12:34 PM

      But will it have a real ending, or will we have another "fireworks on the boat" debacle?

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      April 18, 2019 2:03 PM

      Interesting choice for a remaster. I think I liked that game but it was so long ago I can't be sure.

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        April 18, 2019 2:09 PM

        All I can remember is playing the demo and hating it.

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        April 18, 2019 8:48 PM

        I liked the cell shading, and the concept, but I distinctly remember this one got that on for several reasons. Dumb/cliched story. Little cohesion. Even less reason or motive. The entire plot goes something like this, "hey I got amnesia. Oh well, no problem, let me just kill this entire room full of people before I do anything else." Supposedly the was based on a French graphic novel, which was itself inspired by The Bourne Identity. I don't know if the comic would help for context though

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