XCOM 2’s a game, and since it’s a game coming out in 2016, it’s obviously coming burdened with a $20 Season Pass, adding a sprinkling of new content throughout the year. Which is all well and good, but if you want the deluxe edition on day one with the Season Pass included, it’s going to set you back a wodge of cash - $75 to be precise.
Still, at least Firaxis has the decency to tell us what’s in it, with three bundles of content coming throughout 2016. This includes Anarchy’s Children, Alien Hunters and Shen’s Last Gift. If that’s not enough XCOM 2 for you, then we’ve also got a brand new XCOM 2 Retaliation trailer, which is, I dare say, the best one yet.
So those DLC packs then. Anarchy’s Children comes with additional soldier customisations and Rebellion-themed content. It’s available in Spring 2016. Alien Hunters adds an elite new alien hunting unit, plus a new mission, additional soldier customisation options and more powerful weapons and armour. That one’s Summer 2016. Last there’s Shen’s Last Gift, which introduces a new sixth soldier classic, an additional narrative mission, and a map. That’s also Summer 2016.
It seems a little bit light on content, particularly once the modding community gets hold of XCOM 2, but it’s there if you want it. Anyway, onto that trailer. ...
I sort of wish I had the narrator’s voice. Imagine ordering a pizza with a set of pipes like that.
And yes despite all this season pass nonsense, XCOM 2 has still got game of the year written all over it in the new trailer. Everything looks a heck of a lot more amped up than Enemy Unknown, with devastating screen-filled attacks, more varied locations, and far better combat animations.
A moment as well please, for the XCOM 2 box art. An alien head comprised of hundreds, if not thousands of human skulls. It’s enough to make me pretty damn sad I’m picking up a digital copy.
Glorious isn't it?
XCOM 2 is coming exclusively to PC on February 5th, 2016.