Ubisoft will be resurrecting its cel-shaded FPS XIII this November. In a remake coming to PS4 and Switch, Ubisoft is rebuilding the entire game from the ground up to take advantage of newer graphical technology. While no actual gameplay was shown off, a teaser trailer confirms that the art style isn’t being dramatically overhauled.
Based off of a Belgian graphic novel, XIII has grown a cult following over the years. While I was absolutely enamored with it upon release in 2003, I’ve grown to not really enjoy it in the following years. A lot of that has to do with how clunky the gunplay is, not to mention its cliffhanger ending that leaves the plot completely unresolved. The whole thing was a mixed bag of great technology and outdated design that created an odd whole.
What I really wonder is if the original voice cast will be retained. While I don’t care if David Duchovny reprises his role, it’d be a real shame to lose Adam West as General Carrington. I know he can’t re-record lines, but it would be a fitting tribute to the legendary actor to keep his work for the game.
XIII will be launching on November 13, 2019, for PS4 and Switch. Other platforms are currently unannounced.
Given how big Disney has become, especially following their acquisition of Fox, we’re sure that many are anticipating the launch of Disney+, the company’s upcoming streaming service. The good news is that if you have been looking forward to the launch of the service, you’ll be pleased to learn that the service has been confirmed for a release on the 12th of November, 2019.
The company had previously stated that the service will be launching this year, but stopped short of mentioning when, at least until now. As for its pricing, it seems that Disney could be looking to give platforms like Netflix a run for their money where they will be pricing access to their streaming service at $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year.
When you consider that Netflix’s recent price increases ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/2019/04/netflix-notifying-users-price-increase/) haven’t exactly sat well with customers, it’s not hard to imagine that Disney+’s price point could be one of the more attractive features (along with its massive catalogue of Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel related content). Disney had also previously hinted that they would offer a discounted bundle if subscribers were to purchase it with ESPN+ and Hulu ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/2019/04/disney-discounted-bundle-disney-espn-hulu/), but they did not mention how much such a bundle would cost.
Disney+ will be launching first in the US before they eventually expand it to other markets ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/2019/04/disney-plus-launch-us-first/).