Cel-shaded shooter XIII isn’t long for the world, at least on digital distributor GOG. Come the end of the year — which happens to be quite soon — the game will be permanently removed from the service’s catalogue for reasons unspecified.
The announcement was made 12 hours ago on GOG’s forums:
XIII will be removed from our catalog at the end of 2012.
It will NOT be removed from your accounts, but you will not be able to buy it anymore.
Fortunately, the game is just $US2.99, down from $US5.99, so if you do decided to pick it up, your wallet or purse won’t hate you.
Released in 2003, I remember seeing screenshots of XIII and being impressed by how good it looked. Thanks to its comic book visuals, it actually holds up pretty well almost a decade on. Well, the stills do at least.