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X-Com creator making 3DS title

New launch title for the 3D handheld.

In what is some bloody excellent news Julian Gollop, the man best known for turn-based excellence such as  X-Com: UFO Defense and Chaos has announced he’s working on a new turn-based strategy title. The new game will be released on Nintendo’s 3DS.

“Publishers run a mile from anything with turn-based mechanics – it is regarded as too niche. RTS games pretty much killed off turn-based strategy games in the mid-90s – but now even RTS games are regarded as niche,” he said on Gamasutra’s chat forum.

“However, I am now working on a turn-based tactical RPG which will be a 3DS launch title. Thanks to ‘Advance Wars’, ‘Fire Emblem’ and ‘Final Fantasy Tactics’ it seems turn-based games are not totally dead – at least for Nintendo handhelds.”

Julian’s last game was the underrated Rebelstar: Tactical Command, which was released in 2005 on the GBA.

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