PlayMagic and Microïds partner together to remake the thrilling cel-shading FPS XIII.

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Valletta – April 23rd, 2019 – PlayMagic Ltd announce a partnership with the French publisher Microïds to bring back the cult classic XIII, a cel-shading FPS initially released in 2003. The game is being developed for multiple platforms including PlayStation 4, Xbox one, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac and it will be available on the 13 th of November 2019.

“ The PlayMagic team is very excited for the opportunity to remake a true classic; modernizing the graphics, sound and animations while remaining faithful to the original XIII’s incredible look and feel. XIII’s gameplay mechanics are being reworked in an effort to modernize the experience in a way that encompasses the original spirit of the game. We are sure that the fans of the original game will love rediscovering one of their all-time favorites while new players discover a truly iconic masterpiece in a new light ." Declares Giuseppe Crugliano, CEO & Creative Director at PlayMagic Ltd .

“W e aim to craft the finest adventure for players and XIII is definitely in line with our publishing strategy. Revisiting this game came naturally as we felt this unique kind of story-driven FPS experience was missing in today’s gaming landscape. Our goal is to bring XIII’s compelling story to a new generation of players with the best possible graphics and animations. ” Declares François Coulon – Head of Production at Microïds

The story:

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 solo campaign. Don’t worry, you will find the appropriate weapon arsenal along the way.

More information about this remake will be revealed soon… Stay tuned!

XIII’s remake will be available the 13 th of November 2019, both in physical and in digital editions on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac. The rating is still pending.

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About PlayMagic Ltd.

PlayMagic Ltd is a premier developer of cutting edge entertainment software and video game production. Established in 2014 based in Malta, the company is one of the most interesting entertainment company in the region. The 30 people team at PlayMagic has designed and worked on top selling console and PC franchises such as Halo, Call of Duty, Crysis, Hunt Showdown, Condemned, Sonic, Rome Total War, Operation Flashpoint, Colin McRae, Virtual Reality Games such as The Climb, Robinson. MMO titles include Lords of the Rings Online and Mobile Games like ,CMR, F1 Challenge, Gumball Racing, Rambo. PlayMagic specializes in working on high profile licenses and creating original IP across a wide range of formats including PC, Console and Virtual Reality. The company is currently working on a PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch FPS remaster of a blockbuster title from second-generation consoles. PlayMagic previously developed a First Person Shooter for Virtual Reality platforms.

About Microïds

Over the last few years, Microïds has built up a solid catalogue of games for PC and next-generation consoles. Its work with well-known studios and authors (Pendulo Studios, Eden Games, Paul Cuisset, Benoit Sokal…) and its adaptations of famous licences (Asterix and Obelix, Blacksad, Vertigo, Garfield….) have enabled it to reach a wide audience.

Always at the cutting edge, Microïds is plunging into new territory by developing several titles for the Nintendo Switch (Gear.Club Unlimited, Super Chariot, Flashback…).


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