Re-imagined XCOM: Enemy Unknown revealed

Not content with one new XCOM game, 2K (via Game Informer) has lifted the lid on a re-imagining of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, coming to PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Development is being handled by trusted Civilization studio Firaxis Games and we’re promised a full-on strategy game that puts players in command of a global team fighting aliens.

"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."

Turn-based gameplay is confirmed, as is a real-time strategic view and destructible environments. More details will be found in the February issue of Game Informer. Analysis

The more action orientated XCOM slipped from its March date and is now set for release between April 2012 and March 2013. given the autumn date for Enemy Unknown, we expect XCOM to hit stores in the springtime or even miss 2012 altogether.

Re-imagined XCOM: Enemy Unknown revealed

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