XCOM, first announced for only PC and Xbox 360, is now coming to Xbox 360, PC and PS3 in March 2012. The game is in development at 2K Marin who handled BioShock 2.

The new XCOM is said to be an intense sci-fi thriller and a gripping tactical action experience set in mid-century America. Players lead an elite field team of specialised government agents, with the game combining gunplay with powerful sci-fi abilities.

"Every time I think of XCOM it gives me the chills, the kind that come from standing witness to the corruption and destruction of your world as you stand powerless to prevent it," said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. "I'm pleased to announce today that we will be bringing this experience to an even broader audience when XCOM comes to the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in March 2012."

2K has revealed that the game features a new origin story told from a first-person perspective.