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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Developer Diary Gives Us First Contact

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Jonathan Lester
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Developer Diary Gives Us First Contact

Gameplay Footage, Base Building, New Screens

Firaxis' strategic XCOM reboot, Enemy Unknown, has received its first developer diary that explains how the combat system blends traditional turn-based gameplay with visceral feats of heroism. Plenty of gameplay footage is on offer to give us an insight into how the project will look and play when it releases this year. The new 'ant farm' base-building mechanic is also illustrated, and will challenge players to group certain buildings together in order to unlock 'adjacency bonuses.'

The art style surprised us, though. Firaxis appear to be taking the visuals in a cartoony direction, and we're not sure that we're entirely on board. On the other hand, the best thing about the developer diary is that it demonstrates Firaxis' obvious passion and love for the franchise, which should hopefully result in a respectful return to form.

We've got the developer diary and a clutch of screenshots below, so check them out and let us know what you make of XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Developer Diary Gives Us First Contact

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Developer Diary Gives Us First Contact

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Developer Diary Gives Us First Contact

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Developer Diary Gives Us First Contact

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Doors  Mar. 6, 2012 at 16:21

This game is looking like it has great potential. I think they're doing an excellent job.

RiKx  Mar. 6, 2012 at 16:33

Firaxis appear to be taking the visuals in a cartoony new direction, and we're not sure that we're entirely on board.


They look very much like the style of the original, its good they have kept that I think!

Anarchist  Mar. 6, 2012 at 20:34

Firaxis appear to be taking the visuals in a cartoony new direction, and we're not sure that we're entirely on board.


They look very much like the style of the original, its good they have kept that I think!


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