XCOM 2012 Preview

This XCOM 2012 preview gives a quick look at what can be expected from 2K Marin’s upcoming title!

XCOM is an upcoming first-person shooter video game in development by 2K Marin for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game is a reboot of the X-COM video game series originally created by Microprose and is expected to be released on March 9, 2012.

Set in 1962, players will take the role of William Carter, a field intelligence officer with the FBI now assigned to XCOM, whose job is to identify and eliminate an unknown extraterrestrial threat.

Take a look at the 22+ minute long, official E3 demo walk through!

Game Producer Drew Smith talks about the game in this 2011 interview.

Take a peek at the 2010 Debut trailer!

And Jordan Thomas, narrative director from 2K Marin, talks a little bit about the XCOM series and what we can expect from the new title in this interview.

Key Features of XCOM 2012

Here is a list of key elements that will be available in 2K Marin’s XCOM 2012 based on news and announcements made so far.

Very little detail about the gameplay has been revealed. We do know however, that the game follows Special Agent William Carter and his elite team of special agents as they battle an unknown extraterrestrial threat against humanity. Carter and his team must systematically battle the alien force while using the opportunity to capture and research alien technology, and equipping these technology in the fight against the menace.

We also know that XCOM 2012 is a first-person tactical action sci-fi game and a reboot of the classic tactical strategy X-Com series originally developed by Mythos Games and MicroProse. It will apparently focus on a new origin story too!

Check out the E3 2011 trailer!

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Be sure to check out our XCOM 2012 Screenshots Gallery!