E3 2011: New trailer for XCOM reboot. Release date set for March 6

2K Games’ take on the sci-fi classic armed to destroy the American dream

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2K Games’ reboot of the classic X-COM series is now scheduled to release on March 6 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Moving away from the original series’ tactical combat and isometric camera, the reboot will be more of a first-person action game with a weapons and research system that reminded us of BioShock when wepreviewed itat last year’s E3.

But despite the change in genre from tactical strategy to a more FPS-type game, 2K Games says that it wants to keep the tactical and alien research elements that made the original so great. Set during the 1950s, the latest XCOM trailer teases an incoming alien invasion ready to wreak havoc on the American dream, symbolized by the picturesque era known for its apple pies, two-car garages, and lovely front lawns.

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