Publisher Feral Interactive has announced that the XCOM 2 Collection will be arriving on smartphones before the end of the year, if you happen to be an Apple user.

The announcement reveals that iOS users will be able to buy the collection on 5th November. This is a premium mobile game that will be sold for £23.99 / $24.99 / €27.99 without microtransactions or other in-app purchases.

If you’re outside of those three territories, like us in South Africa, it’s usually best to go off of the converted UK price. Right now £23.99 is around R514.

That’s actually a very fair price considering what’s on offer here. The XCOM 2 Collection contains the base game, the War of the Chosen expansion and the four DLC packs. This collection was previously released on Nintendo Switch where you’ll be paying R849 instead.

Strangely enough, without a sale PC is actually the most expensive place to buy this with it costing R 1 125.75 for everything on Steam.

Back to mobile, however, and Android users will need to wait until 2021:

For now anyone hoping to get the game in November for iOS should take note of the supported devices.

“The XCOM 2 Collection is supported on the iPhone 7 Plus, 8 Plus, and any iPhone released since the iPhone X. Supported iPads include all iPad Pros released since 2017, and all other iPads released since 2019,” Feral Interactive writes.

For those who mainly play on mobile and are new to this PC-centric game you may have missed that its prequel, XCOM: Enemy Within, is also available on iOS and Android. Both games come highly recommended from us but if you only have the time or the money to buy one XCOM 2 gets our vote as it improves on its predecessor in many ways.

If our word doesn’t sell you Enemy Within is rather cheap to buy at $4.99 (~R82.54) on iOS and R83.99 on Android. It may be worth experimenting with this one first if you’re unsure about this turn-based tactics alien killing romp.