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A Strange Turn - What Is XCOM: Enemy Within?

Last night a mysterious entry appeared on the South Korean ratings board website – something called XCOM: Enemy Within. And that was all that was known. Technically, that is still all that is known, except that now we know it’s for real. Publishers 2K have confirmed to Eurogamer that it, whatever it might be, will be revealed at Gamescom later this month.

Obviously people are most strongly hoping this will be a full sequel to Firaxis’s surprise hit of last year, XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Surprise because it did quite so well, despite fears that a turn-based strategy might not prove popular in today’s modern world of sparkly lights and flat-screen skateboards.

It could, of course, also be a new lump of DLC. It would have to be a significant one, since the Slingshot Pack has already appeared containing extra missions. Others have speculated something for tablet or phone, but since Enemy Unknown came out for iOS in June, that doesn’t seem too likely either. We have to wait until the 21st August to find out what’s really going on.

In the meantime, I suggest speculating, and what about finally getting around to repainting that windowsill you’ve been meaning to for the last three years?

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