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XCOM: Enemy Unknown trailer initiates mankind's last stand, is awesome

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown's art style really comes into its own in the latest trailer, fresh from E3 2012. The aliens are suitably weird, the agents well armed and the panicked voice-overs sufficiently nerve-fraying. The few glimpses shown of repurposed alien tech provide an intriguing glimpse at the sort of mad weaponry we'll get to leverage against the alien menace when Enemy Unknown comes out on October 9.

Watch our interview with associate producer Pete Murray for more on Firaxis' re-imagining of this strategy classic.

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.