XCOM: Chimera Squad, the newest installation in the XCOM tactical series, is set to release digitally for Windows PC on April 24, 2020 with a special limited-time introductory price of $9.99.
Set five years after XCOM 2, this standalone title features humans, hybrids, and aliens working together to build a cooperative civilization. However, this interspecies alliance isn't universally supported; mysterious groups threaten to shatter this delicate alliance and destroy the model of peace that is City 31. Chimera Squad, an elite force of interspecies agents, must work together to destroy the underground threats driving the city toward chaos.
XCOM: Chimera Squad includes the following features:
Unique Alien and Human Agents: Each of the 11 agents have their own distinct personality and abilities, including species-specific attacks like the Viper’s tongue pull.
Specialized and Complementary Classes: Use 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 encounters, keeping the action intense and unpredictable.
Breach Mode: Players can shape the battlefield to their advantage with a new combat phase that puts squads right into action. They will strategically assign agents to different entry points and coordinate their assault plans with a range of Breach-specific skills.
Interleaved Turns: An automatic initiative system will slot 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 so.
Suspenseful Strategy Layer: Outside of combat, players will manage the operations of a high-tech HQ, where they 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.
The special introductory price of $9.99 will be available until May 1, 2020, at which it will become available for its suggested retail price of $19.99. For more information, visit XCOM's website here.