XCOM 2 Gameplay Video Shows Off More Strategy Depth

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If you weren’t excited about the sequel announcement for XCOM: Enemy Within, this gameplay demo should rekindle the spark from the original.

E3 brought us news that the excellent remake of XCOM: Enemy Unknown would be getting a sequel. Even better news was that it was going to be coming out at the end of this year. Now that Gamescom has come and gone, 2K Games has released the gameplay demo shown in Germany.

The backstory for the game, set 20 years after the original, has Earth losing the initial war against the aliens, with the XCOM organization in hiding and waiting for the right time to strike. In the process they are building a resistance network to combat the alien menace.

The demo, entitled “Welcome to the Avenger,” shows off a bit more strategy depth, allowing players to “customize a mobile HQ, manage research and resources, recruit and customize soldiers, upgrade weapons, armor and abilities and ultimately build a global resistance network to save mankind from the aliens.”

XCOM 2 will be available for PC only and is currently scheduled for release in November.

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