2K Games and Firaxis' turn-based strategy game, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, is now officially available in North America for home consoles and PC. The game will launch internationally later this week on Friday, October 12th.
Sarah Anderson, senior vice president of marketing for 2K commented in the press release about the new game, saying...
“XCOM: Enemy Unknown revives the XCOM franchise, staying true to what fans loved in the original game while evolving and growing the experience to appeal to all gamers,” ... “Combining intense action and strategy, XCOM: Enemy Unknown is an experience unlike any other on the market, and one that no gamer will want to miss.”
The game takes the age-old formula from Micropose's old turn-based strategy series and flips it on its head by adding in new mechanics, updated graphics for today's generation of gaming, new customization, new weapon handling and everything else in between.
Players will command a group of six soldiers per mission into hostile territory infected with an alien menace. The job of the player is to eradicate and exterminate, while at some points also aiming to free or protect civilians.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown also adds the long-requested competitive multiplayer mode to the game, giving old-school gamers a little bit of something to cheer about.
Steve Martin, president of Firaxis Games – and not the Saturday Night Live alum – commented about the reboot, saying...
“The heritage of Firaxis Games has always been making exceptional strategy games, so we jumped at the chance to reboot one of the greatest strategy franchises of all time,” ... “We’re passionate fans of the original game and believe we have made something special with XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Early feedback from folks playing the game indicates that they love it as much as we do, which is thrilling to see.”
You can grab a free demo of the game right now for PC and Xbox 360, with an additional demo for the PS3 arriving tomorrow. You can also pick the game up from local retailers for $59.99 on consoles or grab a digital copy for $49.99 on PC.
For more information on XCOM: Enemy Unknown feel free to pay a visit to the Official Website.