September 10, 2003
Ubisoft announced the details concerning the multiplayer aspects of
its upcoming multiplatform title XIII. While each version
will have classic Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag
modes, the individual versions will have exclusive modes only
available to that format.
The GameCube version of XIII has a four-player split screen mode
and the Hunt mode. In this mode, players chase a running target through
the map. Points are scored based on the damage dealt to the target each
time it is hit, so if you’ll get more points with a direct hit from a
powerful weapon than if you barely hit the target with a weak weapon.
However, the target shrinks with each hit, making it harder to score
more points. Players also get extra points for killing the target, but
actually touching the target will kill the offending player.
XIII is scheduled for release in Fall 2003.