As much as I’m looking forward to returning to Super Monkey Ball later this year, the remaster I am really looking forward to is XIII. I adored the game when it launched on the original Xbox in 2003. It was one of the first games that I got involved in the online community on Xbox Live. The cel-shaded visuals worked really well in telling the story. Obviously, this was hardly surprising for a game based on the first five volumes of the graphic novels. And what a story it was. While an amnesiac trying to regain his memory is hardly groundbreaking, XIII did it well and told a great conspiratorial tale. All of this meant that I was delighted when Microids announced that they were remastering the game for modern consoles. Well, the French publisher has just announced that the game has been pushed back to 2020. The announcement was made via their Twitter account. You can check out the Tweet below –
XIII’s release slips to 2020! XIII’s identity quest will come back on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac. pic.twitter.com/MVXuMc16Nt
— Microids ? #Gamescom2019 (@Microids_off) August 8, 2019
If you are unfamiliar with XIII, here is the official description of the game –
Play as Thirteen, a talented soldier who lost his memory and has been accused of killing the President of the United States. You wake up injured and amnesic on Brighton Beach with the only clue being a small key and a mysterious tattoo XIII next to your clavicle. It’s now your job to search for answers in the 34 levels of the solo campaign. Don’t worry, you will find the appropriate weapon arsenal along the way.