XCOM 2 Season Pass Wants To Send The Little Blue Men After Your Wallet

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Dec 11, 2015 3:15 PM
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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. 

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11:43 Dec-12-2015

Hell yes it's glorious, strategy of the year for sure!

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17:02 Dec-11-2015

Stopped the trailer halfway, so many new alien-types I'd rather see for the first time in-game. Excited!

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18:10 Dec-11-2015

Yeah, I think its so much more exciting to encounter new content while playing than seeing it in video clips beforehand... not always knowing what your going to face is part of the fun!

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01:26 Dec-13-2015

I stopped seeing the trailers of any game, because of that. There's always "mini spoilers" that ruins the first impresión of seeing those little details for the first time in the game (in this case... those new enemy units).

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16:21 Dec-11-2015

I hope we can make robots or tanks/machines in this game too :)

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15:49 Dec-11-2015

That alien in the box art is pure evil.

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15:24 Dec-11-2015

Why not just wait until the extra content is finished, and then release the entire game with all the content at the same time, this will maximize sales!?

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17:20 Dec-11-2015

Or we just wait for another year and then pick up the game n a steam sale?

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17:37 Dec-11-2015

Who can wait for another more year, ive been waiting for 3 years now, I CANT WAIT ANYMORE, ITS KILLING ME !

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18:26 Dec-11-2015

It was just an idea. Go grab it at launch and have fun with it, buddy :) And don't let the excitement kill you^^

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22:38 Dec-11-2015

And its not a bad idea, could work. I never bought any game right at launch, i like to wait at least some time when it comes out to hear if its any good. But im definitely going to play it around a month when it comes out.

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