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Drac 16th June 2012 04:04 PM

XCOM Enemy Unknown [Oct 2012]

Release Date: October 9, 2012.

This is a true re-imagining of the cult classic turn based tactical strategy game of old (UFO Enemy Unknown), and it's being developed by Firaxis of Civilisation fame. It's actually the first game they're doing without Sid Meier's name in the title which I found oddly facinating in it's own right.

Geomap & Tactical View Screenshots (Click for larger view)

Gameplay, Development Diary Videos & Features Below

Dev Diary #1 - Game Overview

Game Informaer article: A look at the combat...
Advanced Tactics: Exploring XCOM's Combat, Part 1 - Features -

Dev Diary #2 - Base Building

Some older vids are below, not as insightful as the previous ones but still interesting.

Featurette 1: Taking the Lead (chat with lead designer)

Featurette 2: The Art of XCOM (chat with art director)

Game Informer Preview:
XCOM: Enemy Unknown Exceeds Our Lofty Expectations - XCOM: Enemy Unknown - PC -

Pre-Order Bonus - The Elite Soldier Pack (details from 2K Games)
Classic X-COM Soldier: Players will instantly receive a new recruit in their barracks inspired by the original X-COM: UFO Defense. The iconic soldier with the blonde, flattop hairstyle will return in his full glory, modernized with the rest of the XCOM universe.
Soldier Deco packs: Players can customize their soldier with several aesthetic upgrades to armor suits, including the new Hyperion and Reaper soldier armor kits.
Complete color customization: A variety of colors and tints for all armor sets in the game allow players complete control to customize their squad’s look.

PC fans will also be able to get their hands on the Special Edition ($59.99USD) version of the game, which includes:
  • The PC version of the game
  • An art book
  • Fold-out poster of the XCOM HQ
  • Insignia Patch
  • Digital assets such as: Desktop wallpaper, soundtrack, and more.

Bawheidbob 16th June 2012 05:52 PM

Great work here Drac....yet again +1

Quite looking forward to this one - Not a game i would attempted to play a few years ago but my love for the first Dragon Age has me interested in this.

DangerMouse 16th June 2012 09:31 PM

I've been watching this for ages now, so looking forward to it too :)

Dread 17th June 2012 12:29 PM

Pure and utter AWESOMENESS!!!

Parkey 17th June 2012 03:08 PM

This looks crazy.
Loved them so much.
My favourite was apocalypse, loved the sandbox style.

Can't wait for it!

ReaperSmurf 17th June 2012 11:54 PM

Given the anticipated Co-Op play, I'll happily squad up with you Parkey...

hadrian6616 18th June 2012 12:30 PM

so far its the only game on my must have list for this year.

ReaperSmurf 18th June 2012 07:49 PM

Official site:
XCOM Enemy Unknown

Drac 19th June 2012 05:16 PM

Gameplay vids from PAX

Gameplay Video Part 1 of 2

Gameplay Video Part 2 of 2

ReaperSmurf 19th June 2012 08:33 PM

So keen for this...

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