Video: XCOM: Enemy Unknown is nearing release and Firaxis is trying to show off this turn based strategy game with a new interactive trailer.
Four days ago a XCOM: Enemy Unknown demo was released on PC and it gave you brief control of XCOM, an organization that is last line of defense against alien invaders. They let you control a squad of four, the smallest size possible, in two tutorial missions that give you a basic idea about how the game will handle and how you control your base of operations, but it was very short and never let you try anything without your hand being held. It wasn’t a great demo, but thankfully there is the new interactive trailer today and it lets you make many decisions as you go through one mission from the game.
Before I leave you with the trailer, let me briefly explain XCOM. It is a turn based strategy series and it is the first XCOM game to be released in eleven years. It focuses on strategy and tactics, with players utilizing cover as they move through levels that are results of specific scenarios, like aliens invading a city or your jets shooting down a UFO and your team is checking out the crash site. You have a fully upgradeable base that lets you research, reverse engineer the aliens technology and upgrade soldiers. Firaxis is developing the game, whom you may know for Civilization V, and I’m way too excited about it.
We will be doing an in-depth preview of XCOM next week and it will be coming out on October 9th (12th in EU) on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. They do have some snazzy pre-orders going on for their Steam version, which includes a free copy of Civilization V, check that out here. Now I leave you with the interactive trailer.