XCOM was an epic game that garnered fans far and wide when it was released in the 90s. I didn’t take to the game despite having it stored on my Gateway Pentium-60 computer, but I had friends, one in particular, who spent countless hours glued to my monitor in the hopes of ridding the universe of the alien tyranny.
Now, XCOM: Enemy Unknown is coming to iOS devices on June 20th for $20. According to 2K and Firaxis Games, Enemy Unknown “takes the complete XCOM experience of the console and PC version of the game” and optimizes it for Apple’s tablets and iPhones. Compatible devices will range from every iteration of the iPad 2 and up, and the iPhone 4s and iPhone 5.
Moreover, 2K and Firaxis Games say XCOM will support Apple’s Game Center, will work with iCloud allowing you to game from device to device without interruption, and will include a head-to-head multiplayer mode sometime in the near future as a free update.
2K and Firaxis Games are happy to announce that the award winning XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be coming to iOS devices this Thursday, June 20th. The game will be available via the iTunes App Store for $19.99 for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch (complete list of supported devices is below). XCOM: Enemy Unknown for iOS takes the complete XCOM experience of the console and PC version of the game and optimizes it for the touch interface of iOS devices. XCOM: Enemy Unknown for iOS is a universal app that includes GameCenter support and utilizes iCloud functionality so players can save games across their iOS devices. While not included at launch on June 20th, the popular head-to-head multiplayer mode in XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be added to iOS at a later date as a free update.
Complete list of supported iOS devices includes the iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5th Generation.