XCOM: Enemy Unknown landing Oct. 9

Firaxis' new action-strategy game hitting US this October, with international release slated for October 12; preorder bonuses, special edition revealed.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown will become known to gamers this October. This morning, publisher 2K Games announced that the Firaxis-developed action-strategy game will hit the US on October 9, 2012, with an international release following on October 12. The game is due out for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown comes to light this October.

On top of announcing a release date for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, 2K Games revealed that those who preorder the game will score the Elite Soldier Pack. This bonus packs in various visual character customization options including a classic XCOM soldier based on the original 1993 game's presentation style, complete with a blond, flattop hairstyle.

2K Games did not say if the Elite Soldier Pack will be made available to those who do not preorder XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and as of press time, the publisher had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment.

The publisher also brought news today of a special edition of XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Available at launch for $60, the premium bundle will contain a copy of the game, as well as an art book, a foldout poster of the XCOM headquarters, an XCOM insignia patch, and a collection of digital assets like desktop wallpaper and the game's soundtrack.

For more on XCOM: Enemy Unknown, check out GameSpot's latest preview.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Discussion

32 comments
sirrick
sirrick

sorry I forgot to say that I want the PC version! cheers!

sirrick
sirrick

awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm been waiting for this since 1993 haha,

anybody can please tell me how can I preorder the game? I cannot find the link here in gamespot

 

cheers!

TruthTellers
TruthTellers

OMG! Just saw a video of this game on youtube and read about the original. CAN'T WAIT TO PLAY THIS GAME! Cydonia in a freaking video game. FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

A turn-based mode (even if it was like VATS or something) would be nice, but I'll give it a fair chance regardless...  Firaxis is at the helm.

Witchsight
Witchsight

Will i love this as much as the original? Once i play it for 18hrs straight, ill let you know how it compares!

drivemuse
drivemuse

Oooh joy! Just in time for the real alien invasion! :P

it009x9281
it009x9281

I know this is a remake but i hope its much better than the spin off UFO after games!!!

cr8ive
cr8ive

One word:

Xenonauts

sagueneen
sagueneen

I hope this game will be good as its predecessor !!

 

People talk about the graphics and say "ha its look old and creapy" but the graphics is not the more important in a game, its the gameplay mechanics

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

Cool, I didn't expect the strategy focused X-Com to ship before the shooter focused one.....I know what i'm getting in October lolz

Triton
Triton

i want to want this game, but I still need a remake. I think I will do the wait and see approach.

Unfallen_Satan
Unfallen_Satan

Man, I hope this one turns out to be another dark horse in Firaxis's stable. I still remember Alpha Centauri that came out of nowhere and completely rejuvenated TBS games for me.

TruthTellers
TruthTellers

I never played the original XCOM and until about a month ago, I'd never heard of it before. Was XCOM that good?

simon1812
simon1812

October 9th? is too far away T~T

thedarklinglord
thedarklinglord

The original X-Com will always have a special place in my heart.  I have so many fond memories of the game, from picking it up from an Office Depot bargain bin on a rainy autumn morning to spending countless hours playing through it, time and again, all through my Christmas break, sitting bundled in a fuzzy blanket in front of the computer, gleefully blasting Sectoids and Snakemen while my parents listened to Christmas music in the other room.  And I was so looking forward to this updated version.  But this preorder bonus bullsh*t irritates the hell out of me.  Now I'm kinda soured on the whole thing.

LeviHarris
LeviHarris

I may, MAY be more excited for this than any other game this year. I spent the better part of 1996 trudging through the Playstation version. Loading and framerate issues aside, one of  best gaming experiences I've ever had.

Link592
Link592

Hmmmm comes out on my birthday. Should I get it?

sideshowboots
sideshowboots

I'm already waving goodbye to many hours of my life.

-Saigo-
-Saigo-

Huge hopes for this one! Day 1 purchase for sure!

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

The proper XCOM is back. Let's hope they have good marketing.

rawsavon
rawsavon

Premium Bundle for $60...good for them, hopefully good for us

 

 

GangaWolf
GangaWolf

Best. Game. Ever! At least the original was... HIgh optimism for the title, especially since Firaxis is doing it. Just worried about trying to make it XBOX/PS compatable will "dumb-down" the PC version.

cyberarmy
cyberarmy

Woohoo, October can't come soon enough!

xaviermf
xaviermf

 @TruthTellers Best turn-based game I've ever played. The relief you felt when all your squad returned safely to base; the agony when one of them was down, or worse, mind controlled (gulp!)... was indescribable. Oh, the memories.