XCOM: Enemy Unknown
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is the Old-Skool RTS That You Know and Love
Written Thursday, January 05, 2012 By Richard Walker
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Firaxis Games is taking XCOM back to its old-skool RTS roots this fall with XCOM: Enemy Unknown, introducing the series in its original guise to a wider audience on consoles in the same year that 2K Marin's tactical XCOM shooter set in 50s suburbia arrives.

Putting you in command of the global anti-alien defence force, XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be taking XCOM back to the cerebral, strategy gameplay that made it such a hit back in the day, with turn-based tactical gameplay enabling you to control everything that transpires on the battlefield.

"It’s been a dream of ours to recreate X-COM with our unique creative vision. We’re huge fans of the original game and it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to re-envision a game that is as beloved as X-COM," said Steve Martin, President of Firaxis Games. "We were careful to keep XCOM: Enemy Unknown true to the elements that made X-COM such a revered game while delivering an entirely new story and gameplay experience for both die-hard X-COM fans and newcomers to the franchise."

Game Informer will be running a big feature on XCOM: Enemy Unknown in its February issue, the digital version of which will be available from Janauary 10th. You can check out the February Game Informer XCOM cover below. XCOM: Enemy Unknown is slated for release in fall 2012.


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Comment #1 by Malicite
Thursday, January 05, 2012 @ 10:51:55 AM
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So this game will take place in the future whereas the other one will take place in the past?

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Comment #2 by olsen77
Thursday, January 05, 2012 @ 11:15:58 AM
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:D Oh, the hours I spent with the original. I still play it since I bought it on Steam. It's such a complex game with so many levels of strategy to it. I hope they bring back most of the elements. Looks like the ground combat is definitely there. Hopefully, base construction, research, and resource management will be back too.

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Comment #3 by mikedo2007
Thursday, January 05, 2012 @ 12:23:27 PM
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2K heard the complaint, and they did the right thing. Kudo to 2K games for making this move.

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Comment #4 by johnnyhotrocks
Thursday, January 05, 2012 @ 12:26:11 PM
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loved xcom on my old amiga 500+.
heck just release that version on the psn i'll be happy.

thank god this is being made as i hate it to be like the new syndicate and totaly fuck up its gaming routes.

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Comment #5 by zebraz77
Thursday, January 05, 2012 @ 02:29:52 PM
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I used to play xcom on my old 486 33mhz pc for hours and hours! One of the few games i have beaten over and over again. Tonight in celebration ill pull out my xcom for ps1 n start up yet another game. Im so happy its going to be like the original not another fps. Im buying this the minute it drops!

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Comment #6 by craigdck
Thursday, January 05, 2012 @ 05:47:37 PM
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I would also buy the ols xcoms on PSN if they were released.

Will probably buy this 1 too.

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Comment #7 by FatalKrouzer
Thursday, January 05, 2012 @ 08:28:44 PM
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OMG I saw the alien and instantly thought of Crypto from Destroy all Humans.

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Comment #8 by UndergroundHipHopHead
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 02:59:38 AM
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so THIS was what the game informer was supposed to announce! wow...totally not getting excited next time. lost my interest in paying fifteen a year for them anyways. could be worse though, like IGN. haha.

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Comment #9 by NTKrist
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 04:08:35 PM
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Had the original on PSone, it was one of the main reasons I bought the mouse for the console, but it actually became very valuable in loads of fps's on PS1 & 2 & C&C series as well.

Both xcom's on my wishlist, wish I had a mouse compatible with the ps3 for this one :)

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Game Info
Firaxis Games
2K Games


US October 09, 2012
Europe October 12, 2012

Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Sound: Dolby Digital
Players: 1
Online Players : 2
ESRB: Mature
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