Avid gamers on both PC and Android might have something to chew on very soon. XCOM has announced that its turn-based sci-fi strategy/tactics game will soon be landing on Android, having made its way to the PC, consoles, and iOS.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is the present-day successor to the original hit game XCOM. The game combined the genres of turn-based combat, tactical management, and role-playing character building in a sci-fi setting. Players take on the role of a commander who builds up a squad of soldiers trained to fight an alien invasion. While the plot might be straightforward, the actual gameplay is definitely more sophisticated than that. The game was quite popular for letting players level up their minions, equip them with skills and equipment, build up emotional attachment to them, only to have them die in the middle of a mission. Yes, perma-death is big part of the XCOM experience, not just for you but for your the squad as well.
The remake of the game garnered some positive reviews since its release on the PC and major consoles in 2012. The game was later ported to mobile last year, but was only available on iOS devices, which is unfortunately always the case. However, an Android port has always been on the plate and now the developers are close to serving up the game. No actual release date has been hinted yet, but, considering how long fans have been waiting for an Android version, a few more days probably wouldn’t hurt. Presuming it’s just a few more days.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be available on both Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore. The rumored $10 price tag, however, might be a disappointment, although it actually has a much higher $19.99 price on iOS. Those who already own the game on PCs might be discouraged from making yet another huge purchase. But, depending on the quality of the port, this game might be a good title for first-time owners to grab.
[UPDATE] It’s out now and can be bought from the Google Play Store page below. Unfortunately, the $9.99 price tag turned out to be true as well, but it might well be worth it.