XCOM: Enemy Unknown release date announced

Posted By | On 22nd, May. 2012 Under News | Follow This Author @MostUnfurrowed


2K Games have today announced North American and UK release dates for XCOM: Enemy Unknown,  a re-imagining of the hugely critically acclaimed X-COM game from 1994.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is being developed by Firaxis, creators of every Sid Meier’s game since 1997, and will be in shops in the UK on 12 October and North America on 9 October for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Pre-ordering Enemy Unknown from selected retailers will guarantee the Elite Soldier pack, a limited launch bonus offering top-of-the-line soldier customisation. The Elite Solider Pack comprises of: Classic X-COM Soldier, a new recruit inspired by the original X-COM game; Soldier Deco packs allowing multiple aesthetic upgrades to armor and complete colour customisation.

In addition to pre-order bonuses, a special edition of XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be available from participating retailers including an art book, fold-out poster of the XCOM HQ; an XCOM insignia patch and a collection of bonus digital assets.

The 1994 XCOM game is widely regarded as being one of the best PC games of all time, winning #1 spot on IGN’s ‘Top 25 PC Games of all Time’ in 2000, 2007 and 2009, so unsurprisingly Firaxis Games have a very tall order to fill. X-COM’s original creators MicroProse have since been resigned to the cruel fate of producing Jillian Michaels fitness games for the Wii and ‘Girl Fight’, which speaks for itself.

For more information about XCOM: Enemy Unknown, visit the official website.

 


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  • The folks from MicroProse are now either at Firaxis or elsewhere.

    The current Microprose (no, it’s not even “MicroProse”) are completely different people, they just bought the trademark over a decade after MicroProse was closed down.


 

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