Seeing footage of XCOM: Enemy Unknown at this year’s PAX: East quickly reminded me how much I longed for the glory days of well executed turn based strategy. Not only did the XCOM look incredible, it also seemed to mysteriously capture the tone and pedigree of the original title. If you’re anything like myself and have been waiting for a proper release day for this long anticipated title, we’ve got great news, the wait is almost over! XCOM is set to invade North America on October 9th 2012 for both 360 and PC. (click for more info)
We love us some Hero Academy here at NA headquarters (Truth: Robot Entertainment was our first stop at PAX East this year). Robot Entertainment returns the community love by deploying a FREE update, available now, that adds single-player challenges to try out new factions and strategies. The update also adds a tutorial, taunt award system, and additional Game Center achievements.
This is totally awesome for a couple of reasons: you now have something to do while waiting for your friends to take their turns (not pointing any fingers here). Or, if you’re as inexplicably terrible at this game as I am, you can jump into single player and try to figure out where things went wrong in life.
In any event, more Hero Academy is a good thing, and if you’re not playing, this is the best time to start!