XCOM: Enemy Unknown Announced By 2K Games

By Nick Young on January 5, 2012, 1:54PM EDT

Fireaxis, the developer behind the Civilization series, have announced XCOM: Enemy Unknown, a re-imagining of the original XCOM turn-based strategy game.

The game was revealed by US magazine Game Informer, saying that it "introduces a wider console audience to what made the storied franchise great in the first place." Enemy Unknown will of course be the first XCOM game to grace the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 as well as the PC in Autumn.

Fans already hurt by the impending release of 2K Marin's first-person shooter reboot of the very same franchise need not worry however. "Unlike 2K Marin's previously announced XCOM shooter, which sparked tempers among longtime fans for turning its back on the series' cerebral roots, this title is a full-on strategy game that puts players in command of a global anti-alien defense force."

"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 Fireaxis Games.

More details can be found in the latest issue of Game Informer including details regarding gameplay, new features and the ever expanding story of XCOM that fans have been waiting for.

Source: Game Informer

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