2K Games and Firaxis have released an announcement trailer for XCOM: Enemy Within, which boasts whole new mechanics, enemies and challenges across an "additional 47 maps."
Gene Mods can apply alien tech directly to our squads, or how about a Mechanized Exoskeletal Cybersuit (MEC) for dominating the field? Two new alien classes are introduced.
A Genetics Lab and Cybernetics Lab will be fidgeting for space in our XCOM lairs. We get the Mechtoid to fight against and a new strategic resource called MELD.
New Soldier Abilities
Research a new alien technology to advance the capabilities of your operatives:
Gene Mods: Construct the Genetics Lab to physically enhance your operatives' abilities including augmentations to the chest, brain, eyes, skin, and legs.
MECs: Build the Cybernetics Lab to enable the construction of the new Mechanized Exoskeletal Cybersuit, or MEC. The new MEC Trooper class has specialized abilities and each suit can be upgraded with new weapons including the flamethrower and grenade launcher.
New Weapons and Equipment
Give your operatives an extra tactical edge with new projects from your engineering team and the Foundry.
New Enemy Threats
Adopt new tactics to counter the threats from two new alien classes including the Mechtoid.• New Strategic Resource: A valuable new alien resource, known as MELD, has been released onto the landscape providing access to new research and upgrades.
New Tactical Challenges and Maps
New tactical challenges are introduced across an additional 47 maps.
New Multiplayer maps, units, and abilities
Create your custom squad from a wider array of options and dominate your opponent in intense, one-on-one, turn-based matches.
More to be announced, say Firaxis. XCOM: Enemy Within releases on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 November 12th.