Microids Publishing new press release announced a major update for the remake of the cult shooter XIII, which failed in every respect, and revealed the release date for the game on the Nintendo Switch.
The patch will bring XIII (as the remake is called) an updated visual style, redesigned UI, sound fixes, improved AI, and online multiplayer with support for up to 13 people.
As it became known, it was not PlayMagic (the developer of the remake) who worked all the time on improving XIII, but the French studio Tower Five (Lornsword: Winter Chronicle) to whom Microids entrusted the project.
As for the Switch version, XIII Remake arrives on the Nintendo hybrid console on September 13th. On the same day, the mentioned massive update will be available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Edition XIII for Nintendo Switch will include all of the improvements mentioned above, including a multiplayer mode that will mark the end of the game’s development. See what the remake looks like on Switch in the three-minute video above.
Notably, the original press release contained (pictured above) mentions of 30fps on Nintendo Switch and 60fps backwards compatible on PS5, Xbox Series X and S.
The XIII remake debuted on November 10, 2020 and received raving reviews from both the press (29-39% on metacritical) and by regular players (13% in steam). The situation was so bad that the publisher even had to apologize.