Sci-fi fans will revel in the concept, and shooter fans might like the compelling atmosphere.

2K Games has announced XCOM , in development at 2K Marin and coming to the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on March 6, 2012 (the international release is three days later). Dubbed "a gripping tactical action experience set in mid-century America," the game features "deep, visceral gunplay with powerful sci-fi abilities. In some ways, this is reminding us of last year's Singularity , and that's not a bad thing.