XIII

Platform(s): Arcade, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo DS, PC, PSOne, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360
Genre: Action/Adventure

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'XIII' Gets Famous Voices

by Rainier on July 14, 2003 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT

"XIII isn't like any videogame I have ever seen -- it plays like a suspenseful movie with a conspiracy-ridden storyline filled with enough twists and turns to keep everyone guessing," said Duchovny. "Players are in for a lot of surprises with this game -- things are never what they seem, making for good drama and a great game."

XIII is a stylish, first-person shooter thriller featuring a conspiracy of epic proportions. Duchovny takes on the role of XIII, a secret agent with complete amnesia who must discover clues behind his true identity. Avoiding pursuit by the FBI, who accuse him of assassinating the president, and a mysterious group called the Twenty are just two of XIII's challenges; he must also uncover sinister plots against the U.S. government from its highest offices. Duchovny joins actress/musician Eve, starring as Major Jones, and Adam West, as General Carrington, in the cast.

No stranger to the themes of government conspiracy, Duchovny starred in the hit television series about government cover-ups and conspiracy theories, The X-Files. Duchovny won a Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Drama Series for his work on The X-Files. He also appeared in many hit motion pictures, including EVOLUTION, Return to Me, and Zoolander. Duchovny is currently shooting Connie & Carla Do L.A. opposite Nia Vardalos and Toni Collette.

"XIII's visual style is extremely eye-catching," said West. "The game's comic text and pop-up windows are similar to elements we used with the Batman series to stay true to the comic. In XIII, it builds this graphic-novel world to the last detail."

XIII features a unique visual style utilizing cel-shaded graphics to showcase the game's comic roots. Based on a popular graphic novel, XIII employs various comic elements, including pop-up windows and cartoon text to make the graphic-novel world come to life. Adam West, who played one of the cartoon world's famed heroes, Batman, plays the role of General Carrington - a hard-nosed military general leading an independent inquiry into the presidential assassination. Carrington is the only one who can help XIII find out his real identity and the truth behind who killed the president.

West is famous for his portrayal as the caped crusader in the hit 60s television series Batman, and has starred and appeared in more than 50 motion picture, television, and stage projects throughout his career. He has also lent his voice talents to several animated characters for well-known shows including The Rugrats, Family Guy, Batman, and Johnny Bravo. West also authored two books, Back to the Batcave and Climbing the Walls, and starred and served as creative consultant for the recent CBS Movie of the Week, Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam & Burt. In July, West will host a series called Achieving the Glow on G4®, the ComCast-owned TV network all about videogames and the gamer lifestyle.

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