Learn more about XIII’s soundtrack in a new music composer video interview!
Sydney, November 5th, 2020 – Microids is delighted to present a video interview with Lionel Gaget, XIII’s music composer. Learn more about his work on the famous cel-shaded FPS released in 2003 and discover new gameplay sequences of the upcoming remake.
Lionel Gaget revisits his XIII soundtrack creation process and explains his choices of instruments made to fit the game’s intentions giving the title a very unique jazzy mood. Behind the piano, he details the strength of dynamic music, changing its rhythm to match the player’s actions.
Lionel Gaget also explains how he crafted a musical identity that follows every situation the player faces in the game, would it be a calm exploration, a suspenseful infiltration or an intense combat situation.
Microids and Ubisoft Music are proud to announce the digital availability of the album containing 11 remastered tracks on streaming platforms alongside the game’s digital launch (November 10th). The soundtrack will also soon be available on Vinyl.
You can already listen to the track titled “Brighton Beach” here.
XIII will release digitally on November 10th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, with a physical limited edition version available from November 24th at retail.
The game will be available in 2021 on Nintendo Switch.
About the Story of XIII:
Who are you?
The country is still in shock after President Sheridan’s assassination.
You wake up injured and with amnesia on the shore of an east coast beach. The only clues about your identity are the number XIII tattooed on your collarbone and the key to a locker. Despite the memory loss, you realize not everything has been forgotten as you seem to have amazing reflexes comparable to a well-trained government agent. You will soon be on your way to uncover your past, discovering in the process your role in the murder of the US president and unveiling the most astonishing conspiracy in the country’s history. The vinyl of the soundtrack will be available soon.
Play as “XIII” – a man who has no memory about his identity – and try to find out the truth regarding the setup of a major conspiracy. Follow XIII in his search for his identity through a thrilling solo campaign and brutal online fights!
Players will be delighted to hear the iconic soundtrack and voices from the original game!
Microids is a French video game publisher. Founded in 1985, Microids’ editorial strategy now focuses on 4 major areas: adventure games, racing games, retro gaming and games inspired by iconic titles. By collaborating with renowned studios and authors (Pendulo Studios, Eden Studios, Benoît Sokal, Paul Cuisset, Philippe Dessoly and Pierre Adane), Microids has become a major player in international video games. Taking inspiration from legendary titles, including Asterix & Obelix, and Titeuf, Garfield, Fort Boyard, XIII and Blacksad, Microids reaches a wide audience and creates original adventures which give gamers the chance to play as some of their most beloved characters.
About PlayMagic Ltd.
PlayMagic is a studio designing and developing games based on high profile licenses and original IP across a wide range of formats for the hard-core market segment. With a studio based in Malta, and one in Kiev, the company is currently working on the Remake of XIII for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac and on an Original IP for next-gen consoles and PC. The team at PlayMagic has designed and worked on top selling console and PC franchises such Halo, Call of Duty, Crysis, Hunt Showdown, Condemned, Sonic, Rome Total War, Operation Flashpoint, Colin McRae, Virtual Reality Games such as The Climb, Robinson. MMO titles include Lords of the Rings Online and Mobile Games like Forge of The Empire, CMR, F1 Challenge.
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