Tactical alien murdering never goes out of style, as we learned that XCOM 2 is getting more content later this year as 2K Games is preparing to launch an expansion called War of the Chosen on August 29.

This news comes from the PC Gaming Show ahead of Tuesday’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. This add-on requires the core XCOM 2, but developer Firaxis is promising twice as much content as the Enemy Within expansion for the original 2013 XCOM (which is actually a reboot). This add-on is for PC as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

In the War of the Chosen, players take on a powerful new class of aliens that will require more firepower than ever. These enemies, known as the “Chosen,” have captured the XCOM commander, and it’s up to you and your team to put on a rescue mission. To deal with this threat, Firaxis is introducing three new supersoldier types called the Reapers, the Lost, and the Templars. They each have specific capabilities that make them almost more like superheroes than space marines.

On top of the new opponent and units, War of the Chosen will introduce new missions, environments, and potential strategies. Firaxis is also bringing more customization to XCOM’s soldiers. You can give them a more complex set of modifiers to make each character feel different from the next.


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