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XCOM: Enemy Unknown is one of the best games of 2012. That’s why iOS gamers are excited that publisher 2K Games announced the sci-fi strategy title is heading to iPad and iPhone devices. Now, the company is revealing a date and price — and the latter might dampen the excitement.

Developer Firaxis and 2K will release XCOM: Enemy Unknown for iOS on Thursday (June 20) for $20. While that price puts it at about half the cost of the game for PC (it’s $40 on Steam right now), $20 is a lot of money on Apple’s iOS App Store.

To 2K’s credit, it claims it ported the entirety of XCOM’s single-player campaign iPhone and iPad. Gamers won’t have to settle for some truncated experience that approximates the PC title’s solo mode. XCOM for iOS does not, however, include the player-versus-player multiplayer mode. 2K and Firaxis will patch that into the mobile title with a still-to-come update.

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