Microids has released the first remaster gameplay of the XIII remaster, which attempts to rectify the mistakes of the original’s disastrous launch.
Three minutes of the SPADS Military Base series was released (below) giving fans a good look (and listen) at the redesigned art style plus new HUD, sound design and improved AI
The new visuals certainly seem more connected to the original PlayStation 2 and GameCube game, bringing back a more cartoonish art style that fans have been asking for after the release of the first remaster. This 2020 version had a more cel-shaded design mixed with realism that was criticized for deviating from XIII’s graphic novel roots.
This new version – which will be available as a free update on September 13 for PlayStation, Xbox and PC and for the first time for Nintendo Switch – also runs at 60 frames per second and features a multiplayer mode.
This new remaster was announced in June 2022 after the original was heavily criticized for its numerous technical issues which received an “overwhelmingly negative” review on Steam.
The original remaster developer PlayMagic isn’t involved at all with this new version, but French studio Tower Five is taking over instead.
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