Brand new screenshots and trailer for XCOM 2 today. If you can read French, we have a preview article online, just check the other side. The strategy title from 2K and Firaxis will be out on February 5th for PC. Also inside, details about the digital deluxe edition.
2K Announces XCOM® 2 Digital Deluxe Edition
Includes full base game, XCOM 2 Soundtrack, and three downloadable add-on packs available in single offering
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 10, 2015-- 2K and Firaxis Games today announced that the XCOM® 2 Digital Deluxe Edition is now available for pre-purchase for $74.99. Launching globally on February 5, 2016 for Windows PC and coming to Mac and Linux via Feral Interactive, the XCOM 2 Digital Deluxe Edition includes the sequel to the Game of the Year* award-winning strategy title XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the XCOM 2 Reinforcement Pack** and the digital soundtrack. XCOM 2 takes place 20 years into the future, where humanity has surrendered to the alien threat and XCOM is largely forgotten, forcing them to reclaim Earth and free mankind from the aliens' rule.
The Reinforcement Pack** can be purchased separately for $19.99 and bundles three downloadable add-on packs. Each add-on pack will offer a unique twist to the core game experience by adding new missions, aliens, weapons, more extreme soldier customizations and other items.
The Reinforcement Pack** includes the following:
• Anarchy's Children: featuring rebellion-themed content with more dramatic soldier customizations (releasing spring 2016);
• Alien Hunters: introducing new gameplay surrounding XCOM as an elite alien hunting unit tracking down "Ruler" aliens, along with a new mission, soldier customization options and more powerful weapons and armor (releasing summer 2016);
• Shen's Last Gift: offering a brand new soldier class with unique upgradeable weapons, armor and customization features, as well as an additional narrative-driven mission and map (releasing summer 2016).
Players who pre-order or pre-purchase XCOM 2 or the XCOM 2 Digital Deluxe Edition will also receive the Resistance Warrior Pack, offering additional soldier customization options such as bonus outfits, headgear, and custom facial war paint. The Resistance Warrior Pack also includes a "Survivor of the Old War," a new XCOM recruit who will appear in the Avenger's barracks.
About XCOM 2
XCOM 2 is the sequel to the Game of the Year* award-winning strategy title XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Developed by the strategy experts at Firaxis Games, XCOM 2 transports players 20 years into the future, where humanity lost the war against the alien threat that has established a new world order. The secret paramilitary organization known as XCOM is largely forgotten, and must strike back to reclaim Earth and free mankind from the aliens' rule. Forced to operate on the run in their new mobile headquarters, players must use a combination of firepower and covert tactics to help XCOM recruit soldiers and build a resistance network, all while attempting to expose the evil alien agenda and save humanity.
XCOM 2 will be available globally for Windows PC on February 5, 2016. XCOM 2 is rated T for Teen by the ESRB.
*XCOM: Enemy Unknown was named 2012 Game of the Year by the following outlets: GameTrailers, GiantBomb, and Kotaku.
**Steam account and Internet connection required. Copy of XCOM 2 also required for play.
... I can't even think of what they want. Maybe expecting CoH or AoE or even a Starcraft like game, but it's not even trying to be a strategy game like that. (5 Hours ago)
@rayy: I think so. If I hit on something later in the game that I haven't gotten to yet I'll let you know, but so far I don't see any control flaws. (5 Hours ago)
If you took the sword work and handling from Witcher and put it in Skyrim, you have the ultimate game in that genre. Mods made Skyrim in my opinion; vanilla was stunted outside of stealth backstabbery (5 Hours ago)
@GriftGFX: Both games in my eyes had spotty combat. I played W3 for its story and life. As for Skyrim, the vanilla version of the game felt bland without the mods. (7 Hours ago)
And I think the gameplay that is there is pretty janky and pretty shallow. (7 Hours ago)
I get that you think Skyrim is crap, but The Witcher 3 aint "a good version of Skyrim" because they have totally different goals. TW3 doesn't even attempt half the systems that Skyrim does. (7 Hours ago)
@KORNdog: Nah, that's *really* not all there is to it. You're comparing a broken apple with a poorly designed orange. (8 Hours ago)