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* * * XCOM: Enemy Unknown Demo released today on Steam! * * *

All soldiers report to the hangar immediately! 2K Games announced today the release of a playable demo of XCOM: Enemy Unknown in antecipation of coming release of the game in October 9th (International) and 12th (US).

  • The Demo that consists of two tutorial missions, with a visit to the XCOM base between the missions.
  • It can be downloaded at Steam's page after 10AM (Pacific US time) or 18PM(GMT).

* * * XCOM: Enemy Unknown by Firaxis Games to release October 2012. * * *

X-COM fans rejoice! The remake of the 1994 classic UFO: Enemy Unknown (or XCOM: UFO Defense) will be released on October 9th, 2012 in North America and October 12th, 2012 internationally.

  • The demo of the game has been showed at for the E3 convention and there's a trailer called 'Last Stand' available at YouTube.
  • It will return the franchise to turn-based tactical combat with real-time management but instead of TUs, soldiers can perform two actions per turn: move and take a non-movement action or move twice.
  • In one of the lastest interviews, Jake Solomon, Lead Designer, has revealed that they first made a prototype using the TU system before deciding to use the new system.
  • Screenshots here, more info here.
  • Here is a compiled list of information and features from the 2K Games Forum, which includes a plethora of links to source articles and videos. The YouTube videos provide links to even more XCOM: EU videos via the related suggestions list to the side of the video.

* * * New XCOM FPS Game by 2k Marin has been delayed multiple times, release is late 2013 or 2014 at the earliest. * * *

The game will focus on elite U.S. government operatives attempting to prevent a nightmarish invasion of the United States (while dropping the dash in X-COM). See:

  • The official XCOM site (only a couple of trailers here)
  • Some criticism of its change in focus (1, 2), although 2k Marin may be rethinking this
  • 2k's XCOM forum, including passionate posts by X-Commies
  • Once slated for March 2012 release, it has now slipped to a later date (1, 2).

* * * X-COM Complete Packages now available for less than $15 * * *

At GamersGate, Steam and Direct2Drive. (Includes UFO, TFTD, Apoc, Int, and Enf).

For "reviews", see this.

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X-COM Enemy Unknown / UFO Defense
Blah, blah, blah, invaders from space, blah, blah, blah-di-blah, blah.

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X-COM Terror From The Deep
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, water, blah-di-blah, blah.

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X-COM Apocalypse
In the future it's blah, blah, blah, giant spuds with tentacles, blah-di-blah, blah.

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Insert brief table of sequels

Other misc information? Disclaimer? Etc.