XIII Multiplayer Details
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 PlayStation 2 version of XIII will feature a two-player
splitscreen mode as well as an online mode that supports up to four
players. The Playstation 2 version also has the three standard
multiplayer modes as well as two new ones.
The PlayStation 2 exclusive mode is called “Power Up.” This mode is
a custom deathmatch mode that involves pick-up items. While this may
sound standard, the effects range anywhere from deforming your
character to killing opponents with one shot. Pickups are also
determined by the player’s position on the scoreboard. The top
players get the worst pickups and the worst players get the best
pickups. This feature will help prevent games from getting too
lopsided, unless certain players become that skilled.
The other mode featured in the PlayStation 2 version of XIII is
called Hunt. 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
XIII by Ubisoft is scheduled for a Fall 2003 release.
By: Nick Arvites