Firaxis Launches XCOM Enemy Within On iOS And Android Mobile Devices; Award Winning Strategy Title Adds A Wealth Of New Items, Enemies And More [TRAILER]

By Steve Buja , Updated Nov 13, 2014 11:44 AM EST

2K Games and Firaxis are pleased to announce that XCOM: Enemy Within, the award winning sci-fi title, is now available on select mobile devices.

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Players can pick up the standalone expansion via iOS, Google Play and Amazon for $12.99. I know, I know, it's way too much for a game, according to some people. Apple users are warned, the game will only run iPad 3, iPad mini 2, iPhone 5 and up.

"XCOM: Enemy Unknown for Mobile proved that turn-based strategy games are a natural fit for touch interfaces," said Ananda Gupta, lead designer at Firaxis Games. "In XCOM: Enemy Within, players can return to the XCOM universe, where they'll encounter an assortment of new content including powerful new weapons, abilities and strategies, and confront a host of dangerous new alien threats."

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Ported over to mobile devices by Virtuos for Firaxis Games, XCOM: Enemy Within vastly improves upon the experience of XCOM: Enemy Unknown with an incredible amount of additional content including new gear, classes, maps and gameplay. The game is a mobile title, sure, but it comes packed with a full-release's worth of goodies, such as:

New Soldier Abilities: Build new base facilities to unlock unearthly new capabilities for XCOM's soldiers. The Genetics Lab will allow soldiers to receive powerful genetic modifications, and the Cybernetics Lab allows soldiers to use devastating mechanized cybersuits in battle;
New Weapons and Equipment: Give operatives an extra tactical edge with new projects from the engineering team in the Foundry;
New Enemy Threats: Adopt new tactics to counter the threats from two new alien types and a deadly new organization known as EXALT;
New Strategic Resource: A valuable new alien resource, known as Meld, has been discovered. Secure it on the battlefield, research a new technology to unlock its power, and use it carefully back at base to unlock new upgrades and weaponry;
New Story Elements: Investigate a terrifying threat in an abandoned fishing village, or defend the XCOM headquarters from alien attack in a series of new plot-driven missions;
New Multiplayer maps, units, and abilities: Create custom squads from a wider array of options and dominate opponents in intense, one-on-one, turn-based matches via Google Play and Apple Game Center only.

The original PC and Mac versions were released almost exactly one year ago. Make sure you clear out some of your old games (or old photographs, whichever), XCOM: Enemy Within takes up 1.8 gigs of space.

Head on over the App Store, Google Play or Amazon Store to pick it up. Watch the launch trailer below!

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