2K and Firaxis announces Xcom: Enemy Unknown for iOS

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2K Games and Firaxis Games logosGaming giant 2K Games and game developer FIxaxis Games (known for the Sid Meier’s Civilization franchise) today announced that strategy title XCOM: Enemy Unknown is coming to iOS — iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch — by the summer.

2K and Firxais, which made the announcement at the 2013 Penny Arcade Expo East, will be bringing the entire XCOM: Enemy Unknown experience from the consoles and PC versions to iOS. The consoles and PC versions of the game hit store shelves in October 2012, and it was critically acclaimed, receiving numerous 2012 game of the year awards from the likes of GameTrailers, GiantBomb, Kotaku and MTV Multiplayer.

In XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the player is put in the shoes of a commander of a secret global military organization, named as the game title suggests, XCOM. Gameplay features include the player’s ability to oversee combat strategies and individual unit tactics, as well as base and resource management.

Earlier this week, 2K and Firaxis announced Haunted Hollow, a haunted mansion management game. Haunted Hollow is slated to release in the spring.