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XCOM strategy game coming from Civilization developer Firaxis

Sid Meier studio making XCOM: Enemy Unknown for consoles

Take-Two is to release a new XCOM strategy game as well as 2K Marin's previously announced XCOM shooter.

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Civilization studio Firaxis Games is currently developing XCOM: Enemy Unknown for the publisher.

The title is the cover star of Game Informer's upcoming February issue. "XCOM: Enemy Unknown introduces a wider console audience to what made the storied franchise great in the first place," reads today's reveal, which doesn't mention a PC version.

"This title is a full-on strategy game that puts players in command of a global anti-alien defense force," it adds.

"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."

Firaxis president Steve Martin said: "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.

"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."

2K's head of community and interactive marketing, Elizabeth Tobey, has said on Twitter that 2K Marin's first-person shooter based on XCOM is still in development, nipping any cancellation rumors at the bud.

Ben Lawrence, UK PR manager for 2K, has also reiterated GI's confirmation that XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be out this fall for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

[ SOURCE: Game Informer ]

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