XCOM 2 Summary
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.
Heads up, Commanders! We've got new toys for you, compliments of Long War Studios. The group has done illustrious work for the XCOM series since Firaxis and 2K originally rebooted it with XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Now, Long War Studios has pushed out two new high-caliber offerings into the Steam Community for our enjoyment. If you fancy absolute soldier skill customization or an expanded arsenal, then you're in for a treat.
Without any build up, Firaxis have released XCOM 2’s third DLC expansion – Shen’s Last Gift. This brand new expansion has you investigating ADVENT’s ‘Lost Towers’ facility, where Chief Engineer Lily Shen joins you and your squad to find her late father’s secretive final project.
Firaxis have included a unique new soldier class, complete with powerful new combat abilities, strategy mechanics, and customisation options. If you’ve purchased the Alien Hunters DLC expansion but you haven’t finished it, why not finish Shen’s Last Gift, then go back to kill those aliens with your new robotic tech?
What better way to assert your dominance over an alien species than to use their corpses as armour? That’s exactly what the new XCOM 2 DLC allows you to do.
The Alien Hunters DLC brings a new species of alien to fight on the battlefield– the Rulers. These aliens will show up randomly in your campaign once you’ve completed the new narrative mission. There are three new Ruler alien units to combat, including the powerful Viper King. If you don’t take down the Rulers fast enough, they will escape, forcing you to battle them later.