Defend mankind against global alien invasion in hotly anticipated
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 9, 2012--
2K Games and Firaxis Games announced today that XCOM®: Enemy
Unknown is now available in North America and will be available
internationally on October 12, 2012 for Windows PC, the Xbox 360® video
game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer
entertainment system. The game already has critics raving, with Game
Informer stating that XCOM: Enemy Unknown is “a
singular achievement that every gamer deserves to experience” and rating
the game 9.5 out of 10, earning “Game of the Month” honors in the
November 2012 issue.
2K Games' XCOM: Enemy Unknown - developed by Firaxis Games - is now available in North America for Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. (Graphic: Business Wire)
“XCOM: Enemy Unknown revives the XCOM franchise,
staying true to what fans loved in the original game while evolving and
growing the experience to appeal to all gamers,” said Sarah Anderson,
senior vice president of marketing for 2K. “Combining intense action and
strategy, XCOM: Enemy Unknown is an experience unlike any
other on the market, and one that no gamer will want to miss.”
Gamers who pre-ordered XCOM: Enemy Unknown and those who
purchase the game for a limited time at launch will receive the launch
bonus which includes the Elite Soldier Pack. The Elite Soldier Pack will
provide the ultimate tools for soldier customization in XCOM:
Enemy Unknown, including:
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 fully modernized.
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.
A special edition of XCOM: Enemy Unknown for Windows PC
(MSRP $59.99) will be available at participating retail locations. This
special edition will contain a copy of the game for Windows PC and a
number of unique XCOM items, including an art book; fold-out poster of
the XCOM headquarters; XCOM insignia patch; and a
collection of digital bonus assets such as desktop wallpaper, soundtrack
and more. A digital version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown can be
purchased from participating digital retailers for MSRP $49.99.
“The heritage of Firaxis Games has always been making exceptional
strategy games, so we jumped at the chance to reboot one of the greatest
strategy franchises of all time,” said Steve Martin, president of
Firaxis Games. “We’re passionate fans of the original game and believe
we have made something special with XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
Early feedback from folks playing the game indicates that they love it
as much as we do, which is thrilling to see.”
A free playable demo* of XCOM: Enemy Unknown is now
available globally for Windows PC via Steam and Xbox 360, and in North
America for PS3™. The demo will be available internationally for PS3™ on
October 10, 2012. Gamers who download the demo will be guided through
two levels of the single-player tutorial campaign, experiencing the
combat controls and effective tactics for defending humanity against the
alien threat. The two tutorial missions will also introduce players to
the XCOM base, where soldier training and researching alien technology
takes place, and offers a chance to experience the tactical and
strategic layers of XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
Released in 1993, the original X-COM still reigns as one of the
best PC games of all time and has been reimagined as XCOM: Enemy
Unknown by the strategy experts at Firaxis Games. XCOM:
Enemy Unknown expands on the X-COM legacy with an
entirely new story, enemies and technologies to fight hostile aliens and
defend Earth. In XCOM: Enemy Unknown, players will oversee
combat strategies and individual unit tactics as well as base management
and resource allocation while playing as the commander of a secret
global military organization, XCOM. With equal emphasis on deep strategy
and intense tactical combat, XCOM: Enemy Unknown will
allow gamers to control the fate of the human race by defending against
a terrifying global alien invasion.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is available now in North America for
Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PS3™, and will be available internationally on
October 12, 2012. XCOM: Enemy Unknown is rated M for
Mature by the ESRB.
For more information, please visit http://www.xcom.com.
For the latest news and information on XCOM: Enemy Unknown,
become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/XCOM.
* Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network, PlayStation®Network for
PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system or Internet
connection and acceptance of Steam Subscriber agreement required to
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About Firaxis Games
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and home of legendary designer Sid Meier. Firaxis has developed some of
the most successful and award-winning computer and video games on the
market today including: Sid Meier’s Civilization® Revolution™ for
console, iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad® and Nintendo DS, 2005 PC Game of
the Year - Sid Meier’s Civilization IV®, the expansions Civilization IV:
Warlords®, Civilization IV: Beyond The Sword™, and Civilization IV:
Colonization™, the blockbuster Sid Meier’s Civilization® III series, Sid
Meier’s Pirates!® (PC, Xbox® and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system),
Sid Meier’s SimGolf™ and Sid Meier’s Railroads!™. Firaxis legacy titles
include the Sid Meier's Civil War Series!™ (Gettysburg!, Antietam!, and
South Mountain), and the Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri® series. In 2005,
Firaxis Games was acquired by Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.,
joining its 2K publishing label. The company has just released the award
winning Sid Meier’s Civilization® V for the PC, as well as the
critically acclaimed expansion pack, Sid Meier’s Civilization® V: Gods
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