More than two years since its release, XCOM 2 is still a behemoth of a strategy game, but things have been quiet out of developer Firaxis’ camp since the release of excellent expansion War of the Chosen last year. Today, the developer surprise-announced that it isn’t done with XCOM 2 just yet. New additions to the game are on the way.
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XCOM 2: War of the Chosen is a very good arts and crafts game that also includes the occasional tactical battle against aliens. Show me your best posters!
Back when Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor first came out in 2014, people pretty much immediately started asking, "When will other games get Nemesis Systems?" Flash forward three years, and the most prominent game to do it is… Shadow of War, the sequel to Shadow of Mordor. But soon you'll be able to add XCOM 2 to that painfully short list as well.
I totally get it. You're still recovering from December's barrage of sales and don't have the fortitude (or cash reserves) to spend more on games right now. However, if you're keen on Firaxis' XCOM 2 and passed on recent discounts, well, I have great news -- Humble currently has it on offer for $US12 (about $17 Australian).
Amazon. Green Man Gaming. Steam. Good Old Games. Humble Bundle. Wherever you look today, chances are you'll see a sale and a fat discount.
But not everyone has had the time or wherewithal to consider how hard they would like to throw their wallet at their monitor. So to help out, here's a cross-section of cracking deals on video games that are worth your time.
Video: The excellent turn-based strategy game XCOM 2 will be PC exclusive no more later this year. Publisher 2K announced this morning that the game will be coming to Xbox One and PS4 on September 9. Veteran studio The Workshop is handling the port of the Firaxis game.
XCOM 2 just got its biggest DLC expansion yet, Alien Hunters. It adds three new "ruler" aliens, which function as bosses who, unlike other XCOM 2 enemies, can escape and appear in multiple battles. I was surprised to find that it's kinda like the Nemesis system from Shadow of Mordor.
Earlier this year Firaxis recruited the aptly-named Long War Studios to craft mods specifically for XCOM 2 and the most succulent fruit yet of their labours -- the Long War Toolbox -- has just arrived.
Last week I posted about an XCOM 2 mod that let squadmates gain stat buffs by bonding with each other over time, a la Fire Emblem. I concluded my post with the question on everyone's mind: "When can my XCOM 2 soldiers start smooching and get married?" The answer: now.