Chimera Squad Restore Peace and Order in XCOM. A new strategy game from Firaxis called “XCOM: Chimera Squad” will be released for PC on Steam on April 24.
In the previous installment (XCOM 2), players had to save the world from alien invaders. After the flight of the leaders of the invasion on Earth, many of their troops remained, which led to a difficult ceasefire between people and the remaining aliens Restore Peace and Order.
The plot of XCOM: Chimera Squad takes place five years after the events of XCOM 2, which was released in 2016. City 31 should become a stronghold of the peaceful coexistence of humans and aliens. However, there is an underground movement that opposes the former colonialists and is trying in every way to upset the precarious world. Confront the rebels will be Chimera Squad – an elite squad that consists of humans and aliens. The main task of this unit is to interfere with the plans of the rebels, aimed at inciting chaos in the city.
It is worth saying that this game is not a full continuation of XCOM 2. However, it continues the franchise storyline. Chimera Squad received several new game mechanics, but in total it is already a familiar turn-based strategy for many, like the previous parts of the XCOM series.
The new game received the so-called “Breach Mode”, which is activated at the beginning of the attack. With it, players will be able to place their agents at separate entry points. Given that 11 agents are represented in Chimera Squad, each of which has unique abilities, this stage brings additional variety to the gameplay. In addition, now, after the start of the battle, enemies and allies attack in turn. The order of agents moves is indicated on the right side of the screen. Firaxis developers called this automated system “alternating moves.”
The cost of the game at the start of the launch will be $ 10, and from May 1 it will rise to $ 20.