Cel-shaded FPS XIII is returning to PC with a remake

Cel-shaded FPS XIII is returning to PC with a remake


First-person shooter XIII is getting a remake for PC, Mac, and current-gen consoles. The 2003 title will bring its unusual art style to bigger screens on November 13 after work by Microids and PlayMagic.

Originally developed by Ubisoft, XIII quickly became a cult classic. The shooter follows an amnesiac soldier through a lengthy campaign after he’s accused of murdering the U.S. president.

It borrows its cel-shading the set of 1984 comics it’s based on, while its plot comes from the first five volumes. It received average reviews on its release but gained traction with fans for its style, narrative, and music.

Microid’s François Coulon reveals very little about the techniques of the remake, but shares both art and inspiration.

“The idea for this remake idea came naturally, as we felt this unique kind of story-driven FPS experience was missing in today’s gaming landscape,” he writes on the PlayStation blog. “Our goal is to bring XIII’s compelling story to a new generation of players with the best possible graphics and animation. The result will be nothing short of spectacular as we promise to celebrate the amazing work done on the original game.”

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