XCOM, the potentially controversial first person re-imagining of the classic X-Com series, has been given an official release date. Barring any unexpected alien abductions gamers can look forward to defending 1950’s America against the devious alien hordes via their consoles and computers on March 6th, 2012.
Featuring a bold new origin story told from a first-person perspective, XCOM pits Special Agent William Carter and his veteran team against the threat of human extinction. But every enemy is an opportunity – players will strike surgically against the alien menace, capture their technology, and by the science of desperation – turn the invaders’ weapons against them. Armed with these lethal new tools of war, players will command their squad on XCOM’s front lines: Main Street, USA.
In addition, 2K Games has released their E3 2011 trailer, showcasing some of the in-game action against the oily menace. Of course make sure you are over 18 before clicking on it; remember, we’re trusting you and those malicious aliens are always looking for their next subject!