XCOM: Chimera Squad Gets Surprise Release Date of Next Week

Firaxis have announced a new standalone title XCOM: Chimera Squad will be releasing as soon as next week.

XCOM: Chimera Squad Gets Surprise Release Date of Next Week

The new title by developer Firaxis, XCOM Chimera Squad is set five years after the events of XCOM 2, where aliens inhabit the Earth and it’s up to you to gather a resistance to take back it back. In Chimera however, things have changed dramatically. Humans and aliens once at war with one another, now live together in an uneasy truce. You now run a police unit of humans, aliens and even hybrids known as the Chimera Squad.

There are definitely some big differences with this entry of XCOM, including the addition of interlacing turns. In Chimera Squad, turns will focus on a more Dungeons & Dragon’s style of game format, where turns will alternate with each character, rather than each side taking it’s own turn. There is also no permadeath which has appeared in previous XCOM titles. Instead, team members that get critically injured will gain a stat debuff.

XCOM Chimera Squad offers a turn-based tactical combat experience in the XCOM universe. Outside of combat you will manage a high-tech HQ, organise tasks, investigations and agent assignments against a ticking clock to keep anarchy at bay. Each agent has their own unique story, skills and motivations.

Official features can be found below and the reveal trailer:

  • Unique Alien and Human Agents: Each of the 11 agents have their own distinct personality and tactical abilities, including species-specific attacks like the Viper’s tongue pull.
  • Specialized and Complementary Classes: Execute devastating combos by teaming the right agents and utilizing cooperative actions. The difference between mission success and failure can depend wholly on team composition.
  • Re-Envisioned Tactical Combat: Missions are structured as a series of discrete, explosive encounters, keeping the action intense and unpredictable.
  • Breach Mode: Shape the battlefield to your advantage with a new combat phase that injects your squad right into action. Strategically assign your agents to different entry points and coordinate their assault with a range of Breach-specific skills.
  • Interleaved Turns: An automatic initiative system slots individual agents and enemies into an alternating turn order, creating new strategic possibilities based on what unit is queued to act next—and what unit is at the greatest risk when they do.
  • Suspenseful Strategy Layer: Outside of combat, manage the operations of a high-tech HQ, where you must prioritize competing tasks, investigations, and agent assignments in the face of a ticking clock: the constantly rising unrest in the city’s various districts, driving City 31 closer and closer to total anarchy.

XCOM Chimera Squad will release on April 24th on PC. You can pre-order the title with 50% off until May 1st for $9.99.


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