New details about XIII's multiplayer modes
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Ubisoft unveiled details behind the multiplayer modes for XIII - and while things will go slightly better for Xbox players, it sounds all great!

- Ubisoft unveiled new details about the multiplayer modes for XIII, the original first-person shooter scheduled to ship in Europe and North America in Fall 2003 for Playstation 2, Xbox, and Gamecube. All the versions of the game will include classic Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Capture The Flag modes, but each console will also have exclusive additional modes.

The Playstation 2 version will include two additional multiplayer modes, "The Hunt" and "Power Up" - both modes will be playable with up to four players online, and in two-player split screen mode offline.

In "The Hunt" players must chase a running target throughout the map, and according to how much damage is inflicted each time the target is hit, players receive a variable amount of points. To make things more difficult, the more times the target is hit, the smaller it becomes, and while players are awarded extra points for killing the target, touching it will result in immediate death.

The "Power Up" mode is a "special" Deathmatch multiplayer mode, which includes unique pick-ups that become accessible according to the player's score position - the best player will get the worst pick-ups, and vice versa. Pick-ups in Power Up mode also include funny ones like "SuperGnome" which causes characters to become deformed.

Xbox players will have the luck of enjoying the game in four-player split-screen offline mode, plus in an exclusive Xbox Live mode called "Sabotage", where two teams must fight to take control of different key points in the map. GameCube players will have no online modes, but they will be able to enjoy the game in four-player split screen mode. Finally, the PC version of XIIIwill feature online modes for up to eight player per map, and also an exclusive map editor to let gamers create their own levels.

Stay tuned on for info about XIII. In the meanwhile, we have added a couple of screenshots from the multiplayer modes of XIII for the Playstation 2. Click here to watch them.

(Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2003, 12:28AM GMT)

- Harry

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