Soft Entertainment today announced the development of XIII, a unique
first-person shooter (FPS) game that creates a completely
interactive graphic novel within a cel-shaded world. XIII is based
on the comic license of the same name from Belgium comic book
author, Jean Van Hamme, and the game will be powered with
next-generation Unreal II technology. XIII will appear across
PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox and PC CD-ROM and is targeted
for a Q1 2003 release.
"We are constantly striving to push the gaming envelope, and
XIII will create a world so unique and enthralling that gamers will
become instantly engaged, said Laurent Detoc, president of Ubi Soft
North America. "From the revolutionary first-person cel-shade
animation, Unreal II technology and unique storyline, XIII reaches
the limits of interactive gameplay never experienced before."
XIII is the first FPS to utilize cel-shaded graphics to create a
visually stunning effect unique within the action genre. The
next-generation animation and Unreal II gameplay technology combine
to illustrate XIII's complex and immersive story. XIII features a
conspiracy of epic proportions, and players will unravel clues
behind the story's compelling and mysterious events through the
game's unique flashback visuals.