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XCOM 2 Announced!

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OMG OMG OMG! XCOM 2 was just announced! 2K and Firaxis Games today announced that XCOM 2 is currently being developed for Windows-based PC.

As indicated in the video above, humanity lost the war against the aliens, who have established a new world order as a result. The secret paramilitary organization known as XCOM is largely forgotten, and they must strike back to reclaim control of Earth and free mankind from the alien rule.

According to the press release:

“In XCOM 2, the roles have been reversed, and XCOM is now the invading force. They are hampered by limited resources and must constantly evade the alien threat in their new mobile headquarters. Players must use a combination of firepower and stealth-like tactics to help XCOM recruit soldiers and build a resistance network, while attempting to expose the evil alien agenda and save humanity. XCOM 2 will introduce gameplay features such as procedurally-generated levels, which will make each experience unique to the player, as well as offer a much deeper level of modding support. Additionally, XCOM 2 will offer a variety of new content including five updated soldier classes, increased soldier customization, more alien and enemy types, evolved tactical combat and more.”

If you played (and finished) XCOM: Enemy Unknown/Within, then you might be aware of the game’s multiple outcomes. Depending on how you played, you could have gotten the “bad ending,” which (SPOILER ALERT) reveals that the people you’ve been answering to are being controlled by the aliens. It is their decision to disband XCOM and to make humanity start living “peacefully” with the aliens. At first this wasn’t perceived as the canon ending, but now it is, evidently.

XCOM 2 is currently scheduled for release in November 2015. The game will also be coming to Mac and Linux via Feral Interactive. More information and gameplay will be revealed at E3. In the meantime, you can take look at the pictures below:

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