Microids has released the first gameplay of the XIII remaster’s remaster as it attempts to right the wrongs of the original’s disastrous launch.
Three minutes of the SPADS Military Base sequence was released (below) giving fans a proper look (and listen) at the reimagined art style plus new HUD, sound design, and enhanced AI
The new footage certainly appears more connected to the original PlayStation 2 and GameCube game, bringing back a more cartoon-like art style that fans called for following the release of the first remaster. This 2020 version featured a more cell-shaded design blended with realism that was criticized for departing from XIII’s graphic novel roots.
This new version – which will be available as a free update on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC and for the first time for Nintendo Switch on September 13 – will also run at 60 frames per second and feature a multiplayer mode.
This new remaster was announced in June 2022 after the original was heavily criticized for its myriad technical issues that garnered an “overwhelmingly negative” review on Steam.
Original remaster developer PlayMagic is not involved at all with this new version, with French studio Tower Five instead taking the helm.
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