Company: Firaxis Games
Fending off defeat or clutching victory with religion alone hasn't been an experience most Civilizations fans speak fondly of since Civilization V back in 2010. Making a reappearance in the sequel - Civilization VI - that struggled to meet player expectation, it's wonky utilisation didn't help matters. But Firaxes are still working on post-release patches, and Religion is the next to get a rework.
Julian Gollop's XCOM successor Phoenix Point shows its Geoscape map, 4X-style exploration and ballistics
The crowdfunded spiritual successor to XCOM from series original creator Julian Gollop has shown the map and the tense, 4X style exploration of the world, and realistic ballistics.
The XCOM 2 War of the Chosen World Premiere Trailer was just shown at the PC Gaming Show live from E3 in Los Angeles.
“The fight against ADVENT continues when additional resistance factions form in order to eliminate the alien threat on Earth. In response, a new enemy, known as the “Chosen,” emerges with one goal: recapture the Commander. This expansion to the 2016 award-winning strategy game of the year includes new Hero classes to counter the “Chosen”, new enemies, missions, environments and increased depth in strategic gameplay. Requires XCOM 2 to play”.
The Chosen will have the ability to learn new skills and abilities. One class in the Chosen that we saw is the Assassin. The Assassin is bound by the values of duty and honour and in combat she is a mix of stealth and close combat. For example, she can vanish and then re-appear to take out enemies. Each of the classes in the Chosen will have powerful and, more importantly, unique fighting styles. Other classes will include the Hunter (a long-range sniper) and the Warlock class.