When it first released back in 2003, XIII gained some serious acclaim. It was loved by many, adored for its visual style and presentation. But upon relaunch in 2020, the new version of XIII was a mess; so buggy that the entire experience was a frustrating one. Step forward XIII Remake as Microids apologised look to right the wrongs and deliver a new-gen version of the game to Xbox Series X|S, PS5, PC and to Nintendo Switch.
Available today either for Nintendo Switch players to go out and purchase, or as a free upgrade to the previous Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions, XIII Remake hits Xbox Series X|S, PS5, PC and Switch with numerous upgrades and features. We hope they come together to ensure that this is a game that is worth playing once more. If not, well, I guess we’ll be stuck with the same thoughts that our review of XIII on Xbox initially came with.
It follows the old classic cel-shaded visual effort that made the original game such a loved entity, delivering first person shooting aspects to gamers once more. This time around though that art style has again been refined, it comes with enhanced AI, a reworked HUD and revamped sound.
Further, if you’re playing on Nintendo Switch then you’ll be looking at some 30fps framerates, whilst that moved to 60fps on Xbox Series X|S and PS5. Throw in two-to-thirteen player online multiplayer and you may just discover that XIII Remake is an altogether great experience.
The story obviously follows the same age-old pattern, playing as XIII – a man with no memory – you are left to try and uncover the truth behind a major conspiracy. A solo campaign is front and centre as you traverse the world around you, hunting for clues.
Expect to discover the new-gen XIII Remake on the Xbox Store for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S today. It’s also on PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC.
WHO ARE YOU, REALLY? XIII is a remake of the cult first-person action game that was initially released in 2003. You play as “XIII”, a man without an identity, in a solo campaign with numerous twists and turns. Inspired by the eponymous graphic novel, the game features a completely reinvented and unique cel-shading design. In XIII, players can also take part in fierce multi-player fights. The country remains in a state of shock following the assassination of President Sheridan. You wake up, wounded and with amnesia, on a deserted beach on the east coast. The only clues as to your identity are a tattoo of the number XIII near your collarbone and a locker key. Even though your memory is failing, you discover that you have the reflexes of a highly trained professional fighter. You set off in search of your past, discovering that you played a role in the murder of the President of the United States of America, and revealing the most astounding conspiracy ever hatched in the country’s history.