XCOM releasing on PS3, Xbox and PC in March

2K Marin's controversial reboot of XCOM will arrive in March 2012 not only on Xbox 360 and PC, but PS3 as well. A new gameplay trailer shows off its divisive FPS gameplay.

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2K Marin's controversial XCOM reboot will be releasing on March 6, 2012 in North America and March 9, 2012. A new trailer released today shows off the game's new first-person shooting gameplay, showcasing the game's nifty retro art and some over-the-top weapons. It certainly looks intense, but we doubt this footage will do much to dissuade purists' opinion on the franchise's new direction.

XCOM's development thus far has been a curious one. The recent departure of a studio head incited rumors that the project had undergone some "big changes" since its debut. Perhaps evidence of the game's tumultuous development is today's subdued announcement of a PS3 version of the game (in addition to the already-announced PC and Xbox 360 versions). 2K president Christoph Hartmann stated in a press release: "I’m pleased to announce today that we will be bringing this experience to an even broader audience when XCOM comes to the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in March 2012."

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    June 3, 2011 7:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, XCOM releasing on PS3, Xbox and PC in March.

    2K Marin's controversial reboot of XCOM will arrive in March 2012 not only on Xbox 360 and PC, but PS3 as well. A new gameplay trailer shows off its divisive FPS gameplay.

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      June 3, 2011 8:06 AM

      That looked like the Universal Studios Lot, with the Clock Tower from Back to the Future.

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      June 3, 2011 8:12 AM

      It looks like they made it cover based.

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      June 3, 2011 8:36 AM

      I was open minded, but this looks like terrible schlock.

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      June 3, 2011 8:45 AM

      I hate to say it because I like the studio's pedigree, but this looks pretty bad.

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      June 3, 2011 8:49 AM

      Reboot? I'm not aware of any prior XCOM games, just X-COM ones.

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        June 3, 2011 8:56 AM

        Really? Do we have to be so nitpicky about the hyphen?

        Look I bought the original XCOM(X-COM(Enemy Unknown)) back when 3.5s were exciting, and it's probably my favorite game of all time, but let's not get too worked up about the whole hyphen thing, okay?

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          June 3, 2011 9:04 AM

          As long as we agree the games are in no way connected to each other, I am fine with that.

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          June 3, 2011 12:21 PM

          Without being nitpicky about the hyphen we're forced to accept that they're pissing all over a much beloved game for no good reason. This way we can view it as a separate 'thing' and judge it on it's own merits and not the impossible standard set by nostalgic views.

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        June 3, 2011 9:00 AM

        jesus christ haxim

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          June 3, 2011 9:08 AM

          I don't think that was his full name. According to Senior Drill Instructor Hartman, there is a "Jesus H. Christ", however, so you might have just gotten the order wrong.

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            June 3, 2011 11:37 AM

            That and d-port failed to properly capitalize the J and C.

            So he much have been talking about Hey-zeus Christ of 3235 143th Street New York,

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        June 3, 2011 11:50 AM

        Good lord you somehow found a way to be more annoying than the people who say "I only know of three Star Wars movies."

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        June 3, 2011 12:22 PM

        What the guck haxim, I yelled at nyranger last night for this.

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      June 3, 2011 9:04 AM

      look like a good game but it shouldn't be called xcom.

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      June 3, 2011 9:12 AM

      Invoking the name "XCOM" does nothing to help this game, other than to piss off gamers who treasure the original. I'm curious if anybody ever interviewed the lead designers of this game and why they decided to go in this direction?

      Even Bioshock had many features similar to the original System Shock games like the atmosphere, weapon customization, different powers, and storytelling by audio clips.

      This game...just seems like to comes out of left field. Why not use the rich pop culture ufology that X-COM tried to invoke (cattle mutilations, greys, flying saucers, etc.)? An FPS style with strategic elements, perhaps a Mass Effect/Dragon Age 2 style, could have integrated turn based and FPS gameplay.

      *sigh*

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        June 3, 2011 12:40 PM

        Fallout 3.

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          June 3, 2011 2:54 PM

          That was a transition from a third person RPG to a first person RPG / FPS hybrid.

          This is a transition from a third person turn based squad combat game with a real time strategy / resource management layer into what seems to be a linear story driven FPS.

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            June 3, 2011 2:56 PM

            It's no linear and it still maintains the real time strategy / resource management base levels by which you select your dynamic FPS missions.

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            June 3, 2011 3:04 PM

            Fallout 3 was at least set in the existing fallout universe as well, wasn't it?

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              June 3, 2011 3:28 PM

              Brand name = recognition = money. There's no denying that the name brought in the interest and the sales.

              A lot of people I know would have been happier if Fallout 3 was just called "Capital Wasteland."

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                June 3, 2011 3:40 PM

                The only people who are going to recognize the XCOM/X-COM "brand name" are the same people that are going to be pissed of that the new game in no way relates to the old ones.

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      June 3, 2011 9:51 AM

      Based on this trailer I don't see any of the things that made the original property great. Just a bunch of mindless shooting.
      They need a better trailer or a better game.

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      June 3, 2011 10:31 AM

      i never got to play the originals, but this could of been good due to its unique retro setting, but the alien design is dire, should of used greys. Its based in the 50's so try it would of been a good idea to pay homage to the era and kept everything retro.

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      June 3, 2011 11:02 AM

      ˃:(

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      June 3, 2011 11:26 AM

      This isn't the X-COM I loved. :

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      June 3, 2011 11:27 AM

      This game better suck my dick, because goddamn if the X-COM pedigree is not sacred to me.

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      June 3, 2011 11:36 AM

      /Hits snooze button

      Someone wake me when the real XCom reboot shows up.

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      June 3, 2011 12:13 PM

      I am responding to this trailer with a youtube link that I think most accurately describes my feelings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr83UrbZb1Y

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      June 3, 2011 12:26 PM

      I like how roushi jumped my shit one time when I said this reboot looked like trash.

      I really want to be wrong, and the first step to getting past that is for them to show SOMETHING OTHER THAN THE COMBAT.

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      June 3, 2011 1:03 PM

      I love the designs for the aliens in this one. Consider me excited.

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        June 3, 2011 2:21 PM

        They stoled the designs from Spider-man: Web of Shadows.

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        June 3, 2011 3:02 PM

        The enemy design is definitely utterly stunning, not so sure about the gameplay yet.

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      June 3, 2011 2:10 PM

      Shame everyone is being so bitchy just because of the name. This game looks cool as fuck.

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        June 3, 2011 2:18 PM

        Dude, even without the name this game looks terrible. In fact it looked better last year which is saying something.

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          June 3, 2011 2:20 PM

          I think it looks better than World of Goo: XCOM that they were showing last year.

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          June 3, 2011 2:25 PM

          I really don't get the hate for it. It's got a pretty neat art style to it and pretty much everyone that's been shown the extended gameplay demos has walked away with an extremely positive impression of how it adapts concepts of the original game into a new genre (yes, even the base stuff).

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            June 3, 2011 2:34 PM

            Well until they show me a trailer that looks fun I'll hold my opinion of "it's gonna be shit"

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      June 3, 2011 2:26 PM

      It looks like a Wii title.

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      June 3, 2011 2:31 PM

      I'm actually very curious about this. I enjoy FPS game when they aren't military gun porn simulators, and this actually looks quite unique.

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      June 3, 2011 2:36 PM

      Looks like a Raven Software game.

      And no, that's not a compliment.

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      June 3, 2011 4:57 PM

      This looks awesome! I love the fifties, love alien invasions, love gory deaths, and love the science! Gonna pick this one up for sure =)

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      June 3, 2011 9:58 PM

      Can someone explain to me again why this is called 'XCOM'?

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      June 3, 2011 10:03 PM

      I recently replayed XCOM EU and TFTD for the umpteenth time. This is not XCOM. Just rename it. I'm sure it's a fine game by why try to link to those epic classics just because it has aliens in it.

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      June 3, 2011 10:14 PM

      I like some of the visual effects. Not sure on the game otherwise yet, the development complications and rumored subsequent changes are a little worrying. They should redebut it at E3 with some gameplay videos.

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