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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 29, 2017--
Games announced today that XCOM® 2: War of the Chosen,
the expansion to the 2016 award-winning strategy title, is now available
for Windows PC. XCOM 2: War of the Chosen is already receiving
critical praise with Eurogamer saying it is “A must for anyone who's
completed XCOM 2,” along with Game Informer awarding it 9.25 out
of 10 and calling it “One of the most rewarding strategy games in years.”
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2K and Firaxis Games announced today that XCOM® 2: War of the Chosen, the expansion to the 2016 award-winning strategy title, is now available for Windows PC.
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen takes the incredible experience
of XCOM 2 and provides players with all new features and
allies to combat ADVENT, who have deployed three deadly new aliens
called the “Chosen.” To aid XCOM in its fight to liberate Earth, players
will have access to three new resistance factions, each with their own
unique Hero class, in addition to new weapons, options to form bonds
between soldiers and a new photo booth feature to create custom
“With XCOM 2: War of the Chosen, Firaxis has developed a
series-defining expansion to the award-winning XCOM franchise,” said
Matt Gorman, VP of Marketing at 2K. “With a multitude of gameplay
advances and new experiences, Firaxis Games has continued to redefine XCOM
2’s endlessly replayable campaign.”
“We can’t wait for fans to get their hands on XCOM 2: War of the
Chosen. The array of added features, enemies, and allies give
players a completely new tool set to employ tactics and strategies as
they dive into the expanded narrative. In addition, we’re excited about
the new Challenge mode that will let players hone their tactical skills
against other players around the world,” added Jake Solomon,
creative director of XCOM 2 at Firaxis Games.
Key features for XCOM 2: War of the Chosen include:
New Factions & Hero Classes: Three additional factions
represent pockets of resistance to ADVENT – the Reapers, Skirmishers
and Templars – each with its own Hero class can be recruited to stand
The Reapers are infiltration specialists and stealth
marksmen living on the fringe of society. Reapers utilize a
powerful weapon called the Vektor rifle, as well as a special
Claymore explosive - a targetable incendiary device that, when
placed and activated, does not cause the Reaper to break
The Skirmishers are former ADVENT soldiers who have
chosen to rebel against their masters. The Skirmisher is an
offensive powerhouse, capable of dealing with threats running the
gamut from up close to afar, armed with a grappling hook to help
close distance and a wrist mounted Ripjack capable of piercing the
enemy with deadly force;
The Templars are a reclusive, monastic group of soldiers
that have dedicated themselves to pushing their minds and bodies
with psionic energy to the brink of humanity, honing their psionic
energy with religious fervor into powerful weapons.
The Chosen: These powerful adversaries are unique ADVENT
enemies tasked by the Elders to recapture the Commander at all costs.
Masters of asymmetrical warfare, the Chosen will kidnap, interrogate
and ultimately kill XCOM’s soldiers. They can even invade the strategy
layer and ravage XCOM’s global operations; The Chosen include:
The Hunter stalks its prey from across the map:
tracking, wounding and disabling XCOM units at range;
The Warlock utilizes a variety of psionic abilities to
sow destruction on the battlefield;
The Assassin are a stealth-based melee unit who prefers
to fight at close range, preying upon XCOM units with her katana.
New Alien and ADVENT Threats: Adopt new tactics alongside
the new faction allies to counter a deadly new alien known as the
Spectre, the explosive attacks of the ADVENT Purifier, the psionically
charged ADVENT Priest, as well as the creeping swarms of The Lost.
New Photo Booth: Immortalize your soldiers during their
trials by creating customizable war-and-meme-worthy posters that are
both sharable and can be found while in game.
New Environments and Mission Objectives: Players can engage
in wide-ranging tactical missions, from abandoned cities devastated by
alien bioweapons during the original invasion, to underground tunnels
and xenoformed wilderness regions.
Enhanced Strategy Layer: Manage Covert Actions, Resistance
Orders, and XCOM’s relations with factions while countering enemy
operations from the Avenger.
Greater Customization & Replayability: Soldiers cultivate
bonds with compatible teammates for new abilities and perks, while the
SITREP system dynamically adds new modifiers to the tactical layer to
make sure every mission provides a unique challenge.
Challenge Mode: New regular community challenges featuring
unique missions not found in the campaign that rank players on a
XCOM 2 is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and available for
PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One and Windows PC. XCOM 2 is
also available for Mac and Linux by Feral Interactive. XCOM 2: War
of the Chosen is available now for Windows PC, will
be available on September 12, 2017 for PlayStation®4 system and Xbox
One, and will be available for Mac and Linux by Feral Interactive at a
later date. For more information, please visit www.XCOM.com,
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or subscribe to XCOM on YouTube.
For more information on the Mac and Linux version, Please visit http://www.feralinteractive.com,
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