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XCOM: Enemy Unknown hits iOS June 20

Acclaimed strategy game priced at $20 on handheld devices

The iOS version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be released this Thursday, June.


Optimised for touchscreen devices, it'll be priced at £13.99 / $19.99 on iPhone (4S and 5), iPad (mini, 2 and up) and iPod Touch (5th generation).

It will feature support for Apple's GameCenter as well as cloud functionality, enabling users to play across multiple devices, Polygon reports.

When the title was announced in March, lead designer Jake Solomon claimed the iOS port contains the "full game" including "all the tactical, strategic gameplay that you have experienced on the PC and consoles".

However, publisher 2K Games said today that Enemy Unknown's multiplayer mode is not included in the iOS release at launch, although it will be added later as a free update.

In our XCOM: Enemy Unknown review we called the title a "surprisingly personal turn-based masterpiece" that "harks back to the golden era of strategy games".

Other critics were also keen to praise the game when it launched on PC and consoles last October. See what they though in our XCOM Enemy Unknown review round-up.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown launched on Mac in April.