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XIII: Get a First Look at the Remaster of the Disastrous Remaster

Microids has released the first gameplay of the remastered version of XIII Remaster, trying to rectify the mistakes of the original’s disastrous launch.

Three minutes of the SPADS Military Base sequence has been released (below). Fans are properly seeing (and hearing) the reimagined art style, along with the new HUD, sound design, and enhanced AI.

The new footage certainly looks more related to the original PlayStation 2 and GameCube games, bringing back the more cartoonish art style that fans have been asking for since the release of the first remaster. . This his 2020 version featured a more cel-shaded design blended with realism that was criticized for departing from XIII’s graphic novel roots.

This new version will be available as a free update on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, and first available on Nintendo Switch on September 13th. It also runs at 60 frames per second and has a multiplayer mode.

This new remaster was announced in June 2022. This is because the original was heavily criticized for having a myriad of technical issues. "overwhelmingly negative" Review on Steam.

Original remaster developer PlayMagic had absolutely no involvement with this new version, instead French studio Tower Five is at the helm.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He talks about witchers all day long.

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