XCOM gets 2012 release

2K Games has announced that first person shooter XCOM will released on March 9th 2012 in Europe and March 6th in the US.

And it has also revealed that the game is no longer an Xbox 360 exclusive and will also be hitting PS3.

Though the XCOM series has its roots in the strategy genre, this new instalment is, in the words of the publisher, "told from a first person perspective".

Every time I think of XCOM it gives me the chills, the kind that come from standing witness to the corruption and destruction of your world as you stand powerless to prevent it,” 2K president Christoph Hartmann.

I’m pleased to announce today that we will be bringing this experience to an even broader audience when XCOM comes to the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in March 2012.”

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