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.
There will be three factions for players to win over: Reapers (stealth marksman), Skirmishers (defectors from the alien army) and Templars (who have the ability to build up power over time and unleash their attacks with devastating force). Players will also encounter the Lost, who are heavily mutated humans that were left behind in the alien invasion that occurred twenty years previous. These enemies won’t pose too much of a threat on their own but move in large swarms which can be more of a problem.
War of the Chosen will release on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on August 29th 2017.