‘XCOM: Enemy Unknown’ Set to Ignate Strategic Warfare in Fall 2012

by Terry Boyden on January 6, 2012

in 2K Games, Sony PS3, Xbox 360

2K games has announced that XCOM: Enemy Unknown will hit the Xbox 360 and PS3 in Fall 2012.

In this XCOM game, players will lead a secret paramilitary organization against a global alien invasion. Where’s Moses (John Boyega) from Attack the Block when you need him?

Gamers will manage resources, advance technologies, and oversee combat strategies and individual unit tactics. You will have the ability to create and manage a fully operational base, plan combat missions and control soldier movement in battle.

“We’re looking forward to building upon the core gameplay experiences that fans of the original X-COM love, while introducing the franchise to a new generation,” said Sarah Anderson, senior vice president of marketing for 2K. “With Firaxis’ XCOM: Enemy Unknown and 2K Marin’s upcoming XCOM, 2K Games will be offering two different gameplay experiences drawing from the classic X-COM universe. Each game offers a unique XCOM experience in different genres, as envisioned by two different studios with unique creative visions.”

“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.”

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is developed by Firaxis Games.

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