XCOM E3 trailer: oily in-game footage

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The first trailer for the new XCOM game has arrived, giving us a slightly terrifying first look at 2K Marin's modern re-imagining of the classic strategy series. Both the hazy '50s style and the explosive gunplay are on show, but the real stars of the trailer are the genuinely disturbing new aliens, with their frenzied, unpredictable movements and horrifying tendency to leap at the faces of their attackers. We're looking forward to obliterating the alien menace when the game is released, sometime in 2011.

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.