First XCOM trailer full of blob monsters, win

Friday, 11 June 2010 06:05 GMT By Nathan Grayson


Let’s say you’ve got something on your face. It’s a little black smudge. Kinda goopy. Your nearby tools are a neatly folded napkin and a fully loaded shotgun. In such a situation, a completely sane person would, of course, reach for the napkin, unfold it, and discretely dab at their face until the hideous blemish was nothing but an ugly memory.

If the above situation happened in 2K’s XCOM revival, however, a completely sane person would also be a completely dead person.

That smudge? Not a smudge. Turns out, it’s a creepy, crawly, and – oh yeah – face-devouring blob monster alien. Weird on paper, yeah, but kind of terrifying in action. Check it out after the break, courtesy of IGN.