The upcoming remake of the 2003 cult classic shooter XIII has unfortunately been delayed. Originally scheduled to release on November 13, the game is now set to release at some point next year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Mac. The head of production at publisher Microïds, François Coulon, commented on the game’s delay:
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 remake of XIII was originally announced back in April to the surprise of many. The game follows titular character Thirteen who is on the run and is accused of assassinating the president of the United States. However, there’s a catch, Thirteen has amnesia and only has a key and a XIII tattoo to help him unravel the mystery surrounding his identity. Players will go through 34 different levels as they try to unravel the mysteries of Thirteen.
While the original 2003 version of XIII had multiplayer, there is still no word on if the remake will have multiplayer or not. However there may be an indication that developer Playmagic may not be planning to incorporate this feature. In the announcement of the delay, the short description of the game refers to it as a “solo game” which could very well mean the game will not have multiplayer.
It will be interesting to see when this cult classic finally makes its way to the hands of eager fans as next year is already jam packed with scheduled releases along with the debut of the next generation of consoles. The remake of XIII is scheduled for release sometime in 2020.
You can check out the announcement trailer for the XIII remake below: