XCOM no longer Xbox exclusive, release date nailed

2K confirms PS3 version - New trailer

2K's announced that its elusive XCOM reboot will now be released on PS3 as well as PC and Xbox 360.

In its latest release, which comes after a year-long drought of information on the former Xbox exclusive, 2K confirms that the first-person shooter will release on March 6, 2012 in North America and March 9, 2012 internationally.

2K's previously described XCom as "the re-imagining of one of gaming's most storied and beloved franchises", claiming that it "combines the strategic core of the groundbreaking franchise with a suspense-filled narrative and distils it into a tense and unique first-person shooter experience".

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The series reboot features an origin story that pits Special Agent William Carter and his veteran team against "the threat of human extinction," the publisher says.

"Every enemy is an opportunity - players will strike surgically against the alien menace, capture their technology, and by the science of desperation - turn the invaders' weapons against them."

Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K, said of the news: "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.

"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."