XCOM sequel teased, Enemy Unknown iOS port announced

2K and Firaxis brought plenty of XCOM news to PAX East 2013 for Commanders eager to fight more invading alien forces. The first, most concrete information comes with the reveal of XCOM: Enemy Unknown for iOS, an iPad and iPhone version of the game due out later this year. It's the real deal, too--2K China is handling the port, and it's squeezing every ounce of Enemy Unknown onto iOS (with a little help from Firaxis, naturally). 

A price wasn't announced, but it was confirmed that the size of the game will permit a higher price point--it was, after all, one of the best games to come out last year, and that was at $60. Don't be shocked if the version that shows up on the App store costs more than Angry Birds is all we're saying.

Firaxis also teased a potential sequel to Enemy Unknown with an extremely short audio clip. "Hello, Commander..." a familiar voice started, commenting about fighting a new threat before being cut off by static. New DLC? New game?! No one is saying, but Firaxis's confirmation that it might be a while until we find out more about this mystery project is as good a sign as any that it's likely going to be something big. 

You'll not be without XCOM for too long, though: XCOM soldiers are being added to Civilization V's next expansion: Brave New World. They sound super boss, and totally overpowered, but we can't wait to drop them in on unsuspecting enemy nations. 


  • talleyXIV - March 25, 2013 5:50 a.m.

    Can't wait for it to come out. I'd been waiting for a price drop desperately for console and it never really came so the iOS version should satisfy me. How much do you think it'll cost? $5-20?
  • Fox_Mulder - March 25, 2013 2:09 a.m.

    Been waiting to go back and have my ass kicked all over again.
  • TurkeyOnRye - March 25, 2013 1:58 a.m.

    New threat? Sounds like either a remake of Terror of the Deep or maybe a reference to the bad guys from the unreleased X-Com Alliance. Either way, it should be boss.
  • Tjwoods18 - March 24, 2013 7:31 p.m.

    I cannot see it being past $20. Not even Square Enix, to my knowledge, has ever gone past $20 on ios.
  • Swedish_Chef - March 25, 2013 8:43 a.m.

    I'm pretty sure one of the FF ports was around $20-25. But yeah I agree that it's probably going to be about $20, although still pricey for an iOS game since it's actually a direct port of the PC game (a bit graphically downgraded of course) rather than just a game made for mobiles that's a perfectly reasonable priceport, especially considering it's a portable version of one of the best games released last year.
  • DragonLord23 - March 24, 2013 7:02 p.m.

    I liked it but it could not hold my interest past one playthrough.
  • thombilous - March 24, 2013 3:26 p.m.

    Excellent. I'm desperate for a sequel!

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