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XCOM 2 – Announcement Trailer

Calling all turn-based strategy fans!

2k Games / Firaxis has announced that the PC-exclusive XCOM 2 is currently in development scheduled to be released in November 2015!

The game is set in the near-future in scenario whereby humanity has lost the war against the aliens and is living under a government known as Advent.

This is a new twist on the series whereby it looks like you will be on the back-foot from the beginning, using a mobile ‘Avenger’ base (which happens to be the ultimate craft you were able to build in the original UFO: Enemy Unknown) waging a Guerrilla-warfare style rebellion whilst trying the uncover the plot behind the new alien occupiers who claim to ‘working with humanity for a brighter future’ (yeah right!).

The IGN webpage here mentions several interesting features as follows:

  • Four of the five new soldier classes
  • New enemies: Evolved Sectoids, snake-lady Vipers, and Advent soldiers
  • Stealth-infused tactics, including using cover for concealment and looting fallen enemies and allies
  • A mobile base: a flying aircraft carrier called the Avenger
  • Procedurally generated maps and the technology that powers them
  • Mod support, including official mod tools and Steam Workshop integration
  • One-on-one multiplayer

 

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  1. “mod support” – nice! This is starting to become the thing again. 🙂

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