XCOM release date announced

PS3 version confirmed.

First-person shooter XCOM launches on 9th March 2012, 2K Games has announced.

It launches on 6th March in the US.

The game is no longer a PC and Xbox 360 exclusive. 2K Games today confirmed plans to launch a PlayStation 3 version.

"XCOM is a gripping tactical action experience set in mid-century America, where the player leads an elite field team of specialised government agents into battle - combining deep, visceral gunplay with powerful sci-fi abilities," reads the official blurb.

"Together, they face a vicious and otherworldly enemy, who conspires to shatter our world and rebuild it in their own image."

You play Special Agent William Carter and his team against the threat of human extinction. Guess XCOM is now a squad-based shooter, then.

You "strike surgically" against aliens, capture their technology and turn their weapons against them.

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