All this game is missing is an inspirational speech by Bill Pullman.
If you read my review for Avernum, you know that I missed out on most of the major PC hits of the 90s. So it should go without saying that I did not partake in the white-hot popularity of the XCOM series. I was one of those people who thought the upcoming first person take on the franchise looked pretty good, and I avoided all of the rage surrounding the departure of the game from its strategy roots. Taking that into consideration, I find myself extremely intrigued by the game that Firaxis is working on—XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
Pre-order bonuses have also been unveiled.
Following the delay of the XCOM FPS, 2K Games announced earlier this year its plans to release XCOM: Enemy Unknown, a game more like the beloved strategy franchise it was based on. Those waiting for XCOM's return now have a solid date to look forward to. The action-strategy game will be released on October 9, 2012 on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
Firaxis states the new title is already in the works.
XCom is a franchise that, until two years ago, many assumed was dead and gone. In 2010, however, longtime fans rejoiced at headlines that revealed a new title was in the works. In most cases, though, this excitement only lasted as long as it took to read the article under those headlines, which revealed that this latest entry would actually be a first person shooter instead of an overhead strategy game. Internet outrage soon followed.