XCOM Gets Modern Take With Update

  • Strategy game updated for 21st century
  • Control fate of human race
  • Released later this year

2K Games has announced that XCOM: Enemy Unknown,  an action strategy title, which is planned for release in 2012.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown will place players in control of a secret paramilitary organisation called XCOM. As the XCOM commander, players will defend against a global alien invasion by managing resources, advancing technologies, and overseeing combat strategies and individual unit tactics.

Released in 1993, the original X-COM has now been re-imagined by the strategy experts at Firaxis Games. The new game 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. 

The story is said to be rich with game details, including gameplay impressions, a first look at four of the alien enemy types, insight into combat strategies and tactics, a new base setup and more.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be available in 2012 for Games for Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.