XIII Remake will be getting a major update, as well as a Nintendo Switch version coming September 2022. If you haven’t heard of it before, it is a remake of the iconic cel-shaded FPS from 2003, adapting the first 5 volumes of the Belgian graphic novel of the same name by artist William Vance and writer Jean Van Hamme.
Microids is entrusting the development of XIII Remake to Tower Five, who has been working hard for over a year on the update. On 13 September 2022, the PS4, Xbox One and PC versions will enjoy the free update which includes multiplayer content for up to 13 players, a reworked art direction, AI, and technical improvements.
“We are fully aware and terribly sorry that the initial launch of XIII Remake on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC did not reach players’ expected quality standards. A bit more than a year ago we took the decision to hire the studio Tower Five to finish the development of the game. Tower Five worked with us in the past, notably on the great port of Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders on Nintendo Switch. We really wanted to take the time to fix the game and offer owners of XIII Remake a free update paying the best possible tribute to the original game we all love. The Nintendo Switch version of the game will of course benefit from all the work done to improve the game as well as the multiplayer mode, which will mark the end of the game’s development. We can’t wait for players to put their hands on this improved version of the game and (re)discover the classic adventures of Agent XIII, as soon as it’s released after the Summer.”
Stéphane Longeard, Microids CEO