The Resistance Is Expanding
After launching as a PC exclusive, XCOM 2 will now be getting both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One releases on September 6, 2016. Firaxis Games and 2K Games announced that the sequel to their 2012 critically-acclaimed strategy game will soon be enjoyed by even more players. In XCOM 2 twenty years have passed since world leaders offered an unconditional surrender to the alien forces of the first game. The planet’s last line of defense, XCOM was left decimated and scattered. Now, in XCOM 2, the aliens rule Earth, building shining cities that promise a brilliant future for humanity on the surface, while concealing a sinister agenda and eliminating all who dissent from their new order.
Only those who live at the edges of the world have a margin of freedom. Here, a force gathers once again to stand up for humanity. Always on the run, and facing impossible odds, the remnant XCOM forces must find a way to ignite a global resistance, and eliminate the alien threat once and for all.
Both the standard and Digital Deluxe versions are available for pre-order through the 2K Store and will be hitting both console’s marketplaces soon.
XCOM 2 pre-orders will unlock the Resistance Warrior Pack, granting players additional soldier customization options (bonus outfits, headgear, and facial war paint) as well as a new XCOM recruit, a “Survivor of the Old War,” who will be available in the Avenger’s barracks.
The XCOM 2 Digital Deluxe Edition includes the Reinforcement Pack, with the following DLC available at launch;
- ANARCHY’S CHILDREN: This rebellion-themed content pack introduces more than 100 new exotic customization’s for the entire arsenal of armors available to XCOM soldiers. These options are purely cosmetic and do not alter the stats of a soldier.
- ALIEN HUNTERS: Transform the soldiers of XCOM into an elite alien hunting squad with impressive new weapons and armor to face off against new alien rulers that will pursue your squad across an entire campaign. Additional cosmetic upgrades to soldiers and the Avenger are included, as well as a new epic mission where Central Officer Bradford leads a squad with the guidance of an old friend.
- SHEN’S LAST GIFT: Introduces a new soldier class with unique upgradeable weapons, armor and customization features, and a new narrative-driven mission and map.
The packs will also be available for purchase separately as standalone DLC for players wanting to test the waters with the main game first. Check out the trailer and let me know in the comments if you’re ready to take the battle for humanity to consoles.