“Nay,” says this particular Russian ambassador at a global council meeting held to determine if XCOM – a multi-national special task force that was deactivated after they successfully defended Earth from an alien threat at the turn of the 21st century – should be reinstated.

Those flying saucers you see running amok in the skies outside? “Those are probably just weather balloons.”

What about the reports of alien abductions and attacks? “Weather balloons often probe and abduct humans and it is nothing to worry about.”

XCOM: Enemy Unknown, a turn-based strategy title for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 from developer Firaxis Games (who also made Civilization V) hits retail shelves internationally on October 12, 2012.

Recommended retail prices for XCOM: Enemy Unknown in Singapore are as follows: 

PC – S$59.90
PS3 – S$79.90
Xbox 360 – S$69.90

A single-player demo containing two tutorial missions is available from Steam for Windows PCs.


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