XCOM: Enemy Unknown for iOS to hit App Store this week

Turn-based and tactical role-playing game XCOM: Enemy Unknown will finally arrive on iOS devices later this week.

Developer Firaxis Games and publisher 2K Games announced on Monday that its popular title would launch 20 June on Apple's App Store for iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and the fifth-generation iPod touch.

Gamers will have the entire experience of the console and PC version for just £13.99. While multiplayer mode is said to arrive later as a free update, the iOS game will land with touch optimisations, Game Center support and iCloud functionality.

Read: Best games of 2012 to look out for

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a "reimagined" remake of 1994's UFO: Enemy Unknown - otherwise known as X-COM: UFO - that released last autumn. The title even grabbed a spot in Pocket-lint's "Best Games of 2012 to Look Out For" list.