2K have announced that their hit turn based strategy, XCOM 2, is coming to Xbox One and Playstation 4 this September. The PC edition of the game was released earlier this year and has been met with huge success.
XCOM 2 is set 20 years after the original story, it is a future where humanity lost the war against the aliens. There is just one new world order in place, one where humans are at the mercy of the plans of the aliens. The former secret paramilitary organisation known as XCOM is forgotten but not gone altogether and players must strike from the shadows at the very heart of the aliens and liberate the Earth from the alien’s evil plans.
Console gamers have been desperate to play XCOM 2 with forums, Youtube videos and other social media having many comments along the lines of ‘When is it coming to console?’. These comments have not gone unnoticed by the people at Firaxis.
“The incredible reception of XCOM 2 has been rewarding and humbling for the team, and we’ve known console fans have been clamoring to play the game too”, said Jake Solomon, creative director of XCOM 2 at Firaxis Games.
Those who pre-order XCOM 2 will receive the Resistance Warrior pack which offers additional customisation for soldiers including bonus outfits, headgear and face paint. It will also include a ‘Survivor of the Old War’ which is a new recruit in the XCOM barracks. Players who pre-order the XCOM 2: Digital Deluxe Edition will receive the XCOM 2 Reinforcement pack which includes all the DLC, the base game and the Resistance Warrior Pack.
XCOM 2 will be released on 9th September in the UK on Xbox One and Playstation 4.