X-COM: Enemy Unknown


Excuse me while I wipe the stains from my pants…..


From Game Informer:

Unlike 2K Marin’s previously announced XCOM shooter, which sparked tempers among longtime fans for turning its back on the series’ cerebral roots, this title is a full-on strategy game that puts players in command of a global anti-alien defense force. XCOM’s leader needs a worldwide perspective where threats are identified, populations reassured, and national leaders mollified – but a tactical mind is just as critical considering every shot XCOM’s soldiers fire on the battlefield is under the player’s turn-based control.

“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.”

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HOLY SHIT.  My favorite fucking game of all time is finally getting the treatment it deserves without any of that stupid FPS bullshit.  I cannot express how excited I am at the moment.  Hopefully they don’t fuck this up.  We’ll find out as the game hits on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC this fall.