Posts Tagged ‘Microids’

The remake of the FPS XIII is announced with a teaser!

Paris – April 18th, 2019 – Microïds and PlayMagic Ltd unveil today a teaser for the remake of the cult classic XIII, the cel-shading FPS initially released in 2003. Players will be delighted to learn that XIII’s remake will be available the 13th of November 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac!

Based on the first five volumes of the eponymous comic book series, XIII conquered the gamers’ hearts with its unparalleled mix between a story-driven adventure, a solid gameplay and a unique artistic direction.

“We aim to craft the finest adventure for players and XIII is definitely in line with our publishing strategy. Revisiting this game came naturally as we felt this unique kind of story driven FPS experience was missing in today’s gaming landscape. Our goal is to bring XIII’s compelling story to a new generation of players with the best possible graphics and animations.” Declares François Coulon – Head of Production at Microïds

The PlayMagic team is very excited for the opportunity to remake a true classic; modernizing the graphics, sound and animations while remaining faithful to the original XIII’s incredible look and feel. XIII’s gameplay mechanics are being reworked in an effort to modernize the experience in a way that encompasses the original spirit of the game. We are sure that the fans of the original game will love rediscovering one of their all time favorites while new players discover a truly iconic masterpiece in a new light.” Declares Giuseppe Crugliano, CEO & Creative Director at PlayMagic Ltd.

The story:

Play as «Thirteen», a talented soldier who lost his memory and has been accused of killing the President of the United States. You wake up injured and amnesic on Brighton Beach with the only clue being a small key and a mysterious tattoo « XIII » next to your clavicle. It’s now your job to search for answers in the 34 levels of the solo campaign. Don’t worry, you will find the appropriate weapon arsenal along the way.

More information about this remake will be revealed soon… Stay tuned!

XIII’s remake will be available the 13th of November 2019, both in physical and in digital editions on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac. The rating is still pending.

Source: PR Email

Microïds unveils new information on its upcoming titles!

Paris, March 28th, 2019 – Microïds is pleased to to unveil new screenshots of Blacksad: Under the Skin, new releases for Toki and gives more details for Asterix & Obelix XXL3. By focusing on adventure gaming, retrogaming and well-known licenses, Microïds strengthens its acclaimed editorial strategy.

“2018 was a record year for Microïds with the successes of Asterix & Obelix XXL2, Gear.Club Unlimited 2, Toki and Flashback 25th anniversary. These successes reaffirm our long term strategy and commitment to develop games with increasingly higher budgets. This year, we are glad to bring new adventures and experiences to our community.” Declares Elliot Grassiano, Vice-President of Microïds.

BLACKSAD: UNDER THE SKIN
Available on September 2019
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac
Developed by Pendulo Studios and YS Interactive

Blacksad: Under the Skin, the narrative adventure game developed by Pendulo Studios and YS Interactive, will be available September 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac! Microïds unveils new visuals for players to discover some of the characters from this exclusive story, a few streets in New York where the action take place and, of course, new sketches of John Blacksad!

TOKI
Available Q2 2019
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac
Developed by Microïds

After its big Nintendo Switch comeback, cult arcade remake TOKI is out this year on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac! While gameplay stays true to the original, these versions will get a speedrun mode, a quick save system and 5 extra graphic filters to enjoy TOKI another way!
Toki will be available in digital format on PlayStation Store, Xbox Marketplace, PC and Mac.

ASTERIX & OBELIX XXL3: THE CRYSTAL MENHIR
Available on Q4 2019
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac
Developed by OSome Studio

An odyssey to share made of humor, slaps and friendship!

Our two famous Gauls are back, fitter than ever and are ready to crystallize your attention in Asterix & Obelix XXL3: The Crystal Menhir! On the menu? Wild boars, laughs and slaps left and right. Faithful to its predecessor, the game will feature cinematographic references. For the first time, players will have the chance to discover this fantastic adventure alone or in co-op as Asterix or Obelix!

Main story: Asterix, Obelix and Dogmatix must put back together the mysterious Crystal Menhir! They will have to venture into the four corners of the Roman Empire and beyond, to stop a terrible threat!

NEW GAME ANNOUNCEMENT LATE APRIL!

By the end of April 2019, Microïds will reveal its reboot of a title that shook the 2000s. Stay tuned!

Source: PR Email

Toki – Switch Gameplay Footage!

Toki Gameplay Trailer and Release Date Revealed!

Paris, October 29th 2018 – Toki is set to make its comeback on the Nintendo Switch this December 4th. Initially released in 1989 on arcade, this cult 2D action platformer seduced a whole generation of players with its challenging difficulty. The remake of this arcade classic has been completely redrawn and re-orchestrated by Philippe Dessoly and Pierre Adane, the architects behind the original Amiga conversion of the game back in the 1990’s.

Toki’s story:

Toki the warrior lived peacefully in the jungle with his sweetheart Miho. Appearing out of nowhere, the terrifying voodoo sorcerer Vookimedlo and heinous demon Bashtar kidnap Miho and turn the poor Toki into a chimpanzee! Unfortunately for his sweetheart, he has become a hairy, lethargic ape…

The former warrior must get used to his new form and, deprived of his traditional weapons, use his powerful jaw to spit strange projectiles at his enemies. During his adventure, Toki will find objects that will help him complete his quest, from a football helmet to a pair of flippers and snorkel.

The physical Retrollector edition will also be available on December 4th and will include:

  • The boxed version of the Toki game

  • A mini arcade machine stand for your Nintendo Switch™!

  • An exclusive 16-page Toki comic book, with an original story illustrated by Philippe Dessoly

  • 2 prints

  • 1 sticker sheet

Source: PR Email

Super Chariot, a Beautiful Couch Co-op Platformer, Lands May 10th On Nintendo Switch!

Designed for the Nintendo Switch™, Super Chariot is a 2D platform game that can be played through to the end in either solo or co-op mode. You play as either the brave Princess or her faithful fiancé in a subterranean fantasy adventure…

Manoeuvre the wheeled coffin of the dead King through 25 levels and 5 colourful environments, trying to ignore the incessant insults of the King’s ghost.

With original gameplay and an innovative physics engine, hours of exciting exploration, hair-raising sliding sequences and mountains of treasure lie ahead!

Set out on an epic adventure and give His Majesty the trip of his death. Guide a Super Chariot containing the remains of your King through a network of subterranean caverns. On your own or with a friend, lead the brave Princess and her faithful fiancé through the catacombs in search of the ideal resting spot for the King!

The Super Chariot’s large wheels enable the heroes to cross crevasses, climb and perform all sorts of perilous manoeuvres. Take the riches from the walls of the many varied environments, find the exit and avoid (or repulse) all the different enemies who try to steal your hard-earned loot! Put your skill, coordination and daring to the test as you try to finish all the levels and dangers aplenty in Super Chariot. Effective teamwork will open up even more possibilities…

  • Play with a friend in local multiplayer on your Nintendo Switch in TV or Tabletop mode
  • Epic challenges await the two of you: cooperation is key
  • Wonderful 2D worlds, peppered with unique characters and items
  • Over 60 hours of gameplay await, as you make your way through 25 levels dotted with secret pathways and bountiful treasure

Source: Nintendo Website

Microids bringing Flashback to Nintendo Switch on June 7th!