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Old 01-05-2012, 11:54 AM   #1
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http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/a...y-unknown.aspx

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This is the announcement you've been waiting for: One of the most beloved strategy titles of all time re-imagined by one of the best strategy studios in the world. Firaxis Games' XCOM: Enemy Unknown introduces a wider console audience to what made the storied franchise great in the first place.

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.

"Its been a dream of ours to recreate X-COM with our unique creative vision. Were huge fans of the original game and its 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."

If you're lost, you can find out what all the fuss over the original X-COM is in the in-depth Classic GI feature we printed a few months ago (now available online for the first time), which includes rare insight from series creator Julian Gollop.

The huge feature in February's Game Informer goes into all the gory details of XCOM's destructible tactical environments, the interaction between the real-time strategic view and the turn-based combat, how the XCOM organization improves its capabilities as the war rages on, and much more.

In addition, the February issue has our lengthy love letter to the top 50 games of 2011, an exclusive look at new Mass Effect 3 details, and the final word on Final Fantasy XIII-2 along with all the usual goodies.

Click the images below to see the full-size images of the February cover.





XCOM: Enemy Unknown comes out for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC this fall. Until then, check up on our XCOM hub page all month long as we bring you exclusive new content including video interviews with the team leads and the legendary Sid Meier himself.

The February issue of Game Informer should be arriving in mailboxes and newsstands over the next week. If you can't wait for a physical copy, click here to subscribe (or to switch your physical subscription) to our digital edition for when that version goes live on January 10th.


I am so excited right now. You have no idea. Can't wait to see what Firaxis has done with it.

But fuck, the fall is so far away. D:
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:57 AM   #2
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YES

THANK YOU FIRAXIS I THOUGHT THE SHOOTER WAS THE STUPIDEST DIRECTION EVER
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:09 PM   #3
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Yes! FUCK YES! THANK GOD.

Can't wait.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:23 PM   #4
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*have 2k announce shooter first*
*make the news of a proper game even more significant and exciting*
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:43 PM   #5
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Both are separate games. The shooter is coming out in 2013.
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:55 PM   #6
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Last I checked the shooter was coming March. Though it could have been delayed. Honestly the shooter doesn't look bad and if it wasn't called XCom I doubt people would hate it as much.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:26 PM   #7
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The shooter was delayed to fiscal year 2013, which is April 2012-March 2013.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:50 PM   #8
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Hopefully they don't make improve it like they improved Civ V.
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:02 PM   #9
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Both are separate games. The shooter is coming out in 2013.
I understand, but it's existence is just...horrible. There was no reason to use the brand for a typical alien invasion shooter.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:19 PM   #10
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I think if the shooter wasn't related to Xcom, nobody would pay attention to it. It's a rather generic title in an already crowded genre.
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:16 PM   #11
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New video up: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/featur...oves-xcom.aspx

No gameplay or anything yet, just the developers geeking out over the original. Not bad, I enjoyed it.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:03 PM   #12
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Screens: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/featur...y-unknown.aspx
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:22 PM   #13
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http://kotaku.com/5876226/xcom-fps-p...l-set-for-2012

The FPS got delayed till next year while the strategy game is still on board for this year.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:30 PM   #14
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Am I the only one excited for this game, this turn-based strategy coming out from the makers of Civilization?

Have some videos!

Singleplayer gameplay:


Multiplayer gameplay:


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I'm going to get this for my PS3 and PC.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:45 PM   #15
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They Demo'd this at PAX East and it looked great. The Devs sounded so excited about working on it and clearly loved the original. This is totally going to be a Day 1 buy.
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:24 PM   #16
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Looking forward to it so much. Was happy it was even featured at all at E3.
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I'm excited. Are they still developing that awful FPS based on the franchise too?
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:51 PM   #18
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I'm excited. Are they still developing that awful FPS based on the franchise too?
Yes, but if this game does well, maybe they'll work to make it not shit. :/

Those videos have me excited. I wish Steam pre-orders would start.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:37 PM   #19
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I think the Steam pre-orders start next week.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:44 PM   #20
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So I saw this at the Steam store



I thought "Yay, I can pre-order XCOM: Enemy Unknown!"

And then I clicked.



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Old 09-07-2012, 02:36 AM   #21
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Why would they do such a thing? Everyone should be able to get XCOM.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:34 PM   #22
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So apparently there are some hidden aliens the developers aren't going to reveal before the game's released. So far there are Sectoids, Mutons, Cyberdiscs, Drones, Floaters, Thin Men, Berserkers and Sectopods. I'm willing to guess that the Ethereals are back.

By the way, anyone pre-ordered this yet? You'll get some neat stuff, like a modernized version of the original XCOM 'Guile hair' customizable for your troops.
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:48 AM   #23
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I put my pre-order in as soon as it went up. Now I get to wait. That long, grueling, wait...

Any luck snagging a copy for yourself?
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Nope, Steam still says it's not available in my region. Went to Gamersgate, then found out they needed a Steam activation.

Come to think of it, this exact same thing happened when the original XCOM game was announced to be released on Steam. It wasn't available in my region until a few months after the game was on sale. Hopefully I won't have to wait too long to play XCOM: Enemy Unknown on my PC, but I'm buying the PS3 version too just in case.
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:45 AM   #25
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Wonder if gifting works. You could also try going the VPN route, but you can get banned for that now, I think.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:32 PM   #26
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PAX 2012: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Developer Panel: "A Thousand Stupid Ideas on the Road to Glory"



Basically the game developers talking about all the bad ideas that didn't make it into the game.
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:55 PM   #27
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More multiplayer footage:

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The demo's up on Steam now. Let us all play! :D
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:54 AM   #29
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Fuck man

I want to play it D:
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