Defend mankind against global alien invasion in hotly anticipated strategy
New York, NY - October 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.
"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
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.
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* Xbox LIVE online entertainment network, PlayStation Network for PlayStation 3
computer entertainment system or Internet connection and acceptance of Steam
Subscriber agreement required to access demo.
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About Firaxis Games
Firaxis Games is one of the world's premier game development studios, 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 Meiers Civilization V for the
PC, as well as the critically acclaimed expansion pack, Sid Meier's Civilization
V: Gods and Kings.