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Post by Dan @ 11:09am 06/01/12 | 8 Comments
Fans of the traditional XCOM games that were offput by 2K Marin's upcoming first person shooter take on the franchise now have a new hope as 2K have revealed that Civilization developer Firaxis Games are working on a new strategy offering titled XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
Released in 1993, the original X-COM is widely regarded as one of the best games ever made and has now been re-imagined by the strategy experts at Firaxis Games. XCOM: Enemy Unknown will expand on that legacy with an entirely new invasion story, enemies and technologies to fight aliens and defend Earth. Players will control the fate of the human race through researching alien technologies, creating and managing a fully operational base, planning combat missions and controlling soldier movement in battle.

“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.”
Unfortunately 2K are going the Game Informer exclusive route for further reveals and media from the game, so we'll have to wait for the print mag cycle to find out more. XCOM: Enemy Unknown is earmarked for a 2012 launch on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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Posted 03:32pm 06/1/12
Typo in the heading?
Posted 07:41pm 06/1/12
Posted 09:41pm 06/1/12
I do hope this will be on par with the original series. That game totally nailed it. A long time I've been waiting for a version that utilises today's technology without losing any of the near perfection of the original. I truely hope they keep the turn based tacticle style of the main game (non of this pseudo-realtime nonsense).

I remember constantly mass producing laser pistols and laser rifles and selling them to any buyer, I must have armed many a street gang with advanced alien inspired weaponry.

Posted 09:46pm 06/1/12
If it turns out to be a dud, there's still Xenonauts.
Posted 10:09pm 06/1/12
2 chances of a X-Com remake is better then none.
Posted 10:54pm 06/1/12
So as it happens I am in the middle of an XCOM replay right now and jeesh it's still awesome (courtesy of DOSbox).

The sweet spot is when the mutons are invading, fighting against with only alien grenades, personal armour and a tank. AT night! And NO blaster bombs! (too easy campese)
Posted 11:36pm 06/1/12
Yer, I find the best moment in the game is Personal armour, laser rifles and C4.

When you get Flying Armour + Blaster bombs the game is so easy mode.
Posted 11:37pm 06/1/12
Lol, and the bug that makes it so when your soldiers get max ability then gain 1 more point and it rolls back to 1. I have had many a soldier retired to that.
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