The Casualties of War in XCOM: Enemy Unknown

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is just mere weeks away at this point, along with arsenal of other releases, yet we still have only a minute amount of detail regarding the combat and story of the game. 2k Games and Firaxis have released very little promotional material, and with it, far less gameplay footage. The companies are keeping to that structure as their latest trailer is a short cinematic that barely tells us anything other than that there will be many casualties in this inter-species war.

Having sat in on a demonstration at this year’s E3, the game is shaping up to be an incredibly memorable turned-based action title, offering a variety of classes to play as and a surprisingly violent isometric view. With what looks like one of the most satisfying competitive multiplayer modes this year and some of the deepest strategy mechanics, XCOM: Enemy Unknown is shaping up to be a classic hit when it’s released on October 9th for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC.