2K Games and Firaxis Games have announced XCOM: Enemy Unknown; apparently an ‘action strategy title’ for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC and planned for release in the Autumn of 2012.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be instantly recognisable to fans of the original, UFO: Enemy Unknown, and is set to put equal emphasis on deep strategy and tactical combat.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown will place players in control of a secret paramilitary organization called XCOM. As the XCOM commander, players will defend against a terrifying global alien invasion by managing resources, advancing technologies, and overseeing combat strategies and individual unit tactics.

Steve Martin, president of Firaxis Games 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.”

This reimagining of the series involves an entirely original invasion story, new enemies and new technologies to fight aliens and defend Earth. Players will control the fate of the human race through researching alien technologies, creating and managing a fully operational base, planning combat missions and controlling soldier movement in battle.

‘Civ XCOM’ here we come.

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