XCOM: Chimera Squad is a brand new turn-based tactics game in the acclaimed XCOM series. The game is being developed by Firaxis Games, the same developer of XCOM 2, and published by 2K. This is a standalone follow-up to XCOM 2, thus don’t expect the game to be as big as XCOM 2.
In XCOM 2, players led the resistance against the alien and their puppet government. Five years later, Earth is liberated, and both humans and aliens must forge an uneasy peace. Welcome to City 31, where former combatants live together, with unity hanging in the balance.
The Chimera Squad, is an elite force of human and alien agents, that must work together in order to destroy the underground threats driving the city towards chaos. Every single agent is unique, and each one of them is equipped with special tactical abilities. Also, every agent has a different motivation for joining the Chimera Squad.
Take control of the Chimera Squad through a new adventure that innovates XCOM‘s turn-based legacy, utilizing strategy, and teamwork.
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.
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.
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.
You can watch the XCOM: Chimera Squad game reveal trailer below.
You can also watch the XCOM: Chimera Squad gameplay overview below. Enjoy!
XCOM: Chimera Squad will be released on April 24th on Steam.