XCOM: Enemy Unknown hitting iOS on June 20

By , Jun 17, 2013

XCOM Enemy Unknown (Windows screenshot 002)

We told you back in March that developer Fireaxis and publisher 2K Games will be releasing the official XCOM: Enemy Unknown port on the App Store this summer. Today, the publisher has confirmed both the released date and price: XCOM: Enemy Unknown is coming to an iPhone and iPad near your on June 20, costing twenty bucks.

Basically a re-imagined remake of the 1994 cult classic strategy game UFO: Enemy Unknown (also known as X-COM: UFO Defense), XCOM: Enemy Unknown puts you in the shoes of an elite multinational paramilitary organization which must get rid of the alien scum invading the Earth…

Gamespot was able to confirm the June 20 release date with both Fireaxis and 2K Games. The $20 universal binary will support the iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and the fifth-gen iPod touch.

It includes GameCenter support and makes use of iCloud functionality, allowing players to save games across every iOS device they own.

Head-to-head multiplayer mode will be added later as a free update.

Here’s a trailer from March 2012.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown previously launched in October 2012 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Late April, UK developer Feral Interactive released XCOM: Enemy Unknown – Elite Edition on the Mac App Store.

Lead Designer Jake Solomon told Jostiq that this will be a full-blown release, not some free-to-play junk that constantly asks for cash.

It’s going to be priced appropriately for what it is. It’s going to be a premium price point. It is the game. It is the full game.

The publication also learned that the game won’t include the Slingshot pack downloadable content, although the Elite Soldier DLC will be allegedly included.

Anyway, if you’re a fan of the genre, twenty bucks may not be too high a price to pay to have that premium experience on your iDevice.

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  • mehrab

    Jefff!! Please do a video on siri on ios 7. Siri killed google now on ios 7. Siri now understands better can do wayy more and is integrated more ANND IS SURPRISINGLY FASTER THEN GOOGLE NOW YES IT IS! It was slower on ios 6 wen siri (on web searches etc) but now ITS A KILLER

    • omrishtam

      YEAH I WANNA SEE SIRI ON IOS 7!!!

  • Chuck Finley

    SPLOOSH.

    God I can’t wait for this.