Back in April 2019 there was a surprise announcement when Microids announced a remake of the cult classic XIII. Originally, the remake was expected to be released in November 2019 but in August last year the company confirmed a delayed. Now there is a new release date in place and that is November 10th, a year on from the original date, and it will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and Switch. The announcement came via a new trailer which you can watch below.
When the delay was originally announced François Coulon, Head of Production at Microïds, said:
“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.”
The game places you in the shoes of Thirteen, a mysterious character who wakes up on Brighton beach (which is in Brooklyn, not the south coast of the UK) suffering from amnesia. It is loosely based on the first five volumes of the 1984 Belgian graphic novel series of the same name in which the protagonist, Jason Fly, is accused of murdering the President of the United States.
The game was originally published by Ubisoft and features David Duchovny as Jason Fly, aka Thirteen, and American songstress Eve as another character called Jones. Former Batman star Adam West is also in the cast as General Carrington. Alongside the story the game had numerous multiplayer options including Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag, and as well as playing these modes as human characters you could also play them as a duck, bat, or shark.
Thanks to backwards compatibility you should be able to play the XIII remake on PS5 and Xbox Series X, and they are scheduled to launch around the same time.