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Award-Winning XCOM®: Enemy Unknown Invades the App Store
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Thursday, June 20, 2013
Award-Winning XCOM®: Enemy Unknown Invades the App Store11:00 EDT Thursday, June 20, 2013
NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- 2K, 2K China and Firaxis Games announced today that the Game of the Year award-winning* strategy title XCOM®: Enemy Unknown is now available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch**. The iOS version delivers the full XCOM: Enemy Unknown experience, giving gamers the ability to defend the human race against a terrifying alien invasion anywhere they can take their iOS devices. Taking full advantage of the touch controls on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, players can command the XCOM project, create a fully operational base, research alien technologies and engage in strategic combat, all with the touch of a finger.
2K, 2K China and Firaxis Games announced today that the Game of the Year award-winning* strategy title XCOM®: Enemy Unknown is now available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. (Graphic: Business Wire)
“Bringing a game of XCOM: Enemy Unknown 's size, depth and quality to a mobile platform isn't something you see often, but we've accomplished just that,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “We've been very pleased with the success of XCOM: Enemy Unknown and we expect that to continue as we bring the full experience to this exciting new platform.”
XCOM: Enemy Unknown for iOS takes the complete XCOM experience of the console and PC version of the game and optimizes it for the touch interface of iOS devices. XCOM: Enemy Unknown for iOS includes GameCenter support and utilizes iCloud functionality so players can save games across their iOS devices. Head-to-head multiplayer will be added at a later date as a free update.
“Turn-based strategy games are a natural fit for a touch interface, and XCOM: Enemy Unknown takes full advantage of this on iOS devices,” said Jake Solomon, lead designer of XCOM: Enemy Unknown at Firaxis Games. “We're thrilled that gamers have yet another platform to play the game on, especially one that allows XCOM: Enemy Unknown to be played anywhere, anytime.”
Developed by the strategy experts at Firaxis Games, XCOM: Enemy Unknown has won more than 80 editorial awards worldwide to date. Released in October 2012 to wide critical acclaim, XCOM: Enemy Unknown received review scores of 9.1 out of 10 from GameTrailers.com and 9.5 out of 10 from Game Informer. In XCOM: Enemy Unknown , players oversee combat strategies and individual unit tactics, as well as base management and resource allocation while playing as the commander of a secret global military organization, XCOM. With equal emphasis on deep strategy and intense tactical combat, XCOM: Enemy Unknown allows gamers to control the fate of the human race by defending against a terrifying global alien invasion.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown for iOS is available now for $19.99 from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.AppStore.com. For the latest news and information in the world of XCOM: Enemy Unknown , become a fan on Facebook and follow on Twitter.
*XCOM: Enemy Unknown was named Game of the Year 2012 by the following outlets: GameTrailers , GiantBomb , Kotaku , and MTV Multiplayer .
**Supported iOS devices for XCOM: Enemy Unknowninclude the iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5 th Generation.
2K is a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
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About Firaxis Games
Firaxis Games™ is one of the world's premier game development studios, and home of legendary designer Sid Meier. Firaxis has developed some of the most successful and award-winning computer and video games on the market today including: the award winning Sid Meier's Civilization® V for the PC, as well as the critically acclaimed expansion pack, Sid Meier's Civilization® V: Gods and Kings, Sid Meier's Civilization® Revolution™ for console, iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad® and Nintendo DS, 2005 PC Game of the Year - Sid Meier's Civilization IV®, the expansions Civilization IV: Warlords®, Civilization IV: Beyond The Sword™, and Civilization IV: Colonization™, the blockbuster Sid Meier's Civilization® III series, Sid Meier's Pirates!® (PC, Xbox® and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system), Sid Meier's SimGolf™ and Sid Meier's Railroads!™. Firaxis legacy titles include the Sid Meier's Civil War Series!™ (Gettysburg!, Antietam!, and South Mountain), and the Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri® series. In 2005, Firaxis Games was acquired by Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., joining its 2K publishing label. The company has just released XCOM®: Enemy Unknown for Windows PC, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system to much critical acclaim.
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