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'XCOM 2' infiltrates PCs in November

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Prepare for permadeath. XCOM 2, the sequel to 2012's wonderfully rich strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown, is due to hit PC in November. XCOM 2 comes from publisher 2K and developer Firaxis Games, the very same team behind Enemy Unknown. They've been teasing a big announcement with a website for the Advent Administration, a futuristic government that advertises gene therapies and other technologies that rid humans of all illness -- but the site has been hacked with messages that suggest all is not as rosy as it seems.

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In XCOM 2, it's 20 years in the future and aliens control the Earth. The XCOM special forces have gone guerrilla and "must strike back to reclaim control of Earth and free mankind from the aliens' rule," 2K says. So far, XCOM 2 is confirmed for PC only, with no mention of consoles or mobile. XCOM 2 is a continuation of the XCOM franchise, which has been around since 1993. XCOM as a series is historically acclaimed for its deep turn-based strategy gameplay and heart-breaking use of permadeath -- meaning once characters die, they're gone forever.

Even through the tears over fallen comrades, Joystiq adored XCOM: Enemy Unknown, calling it "an exemplary turn-based strategy game." Three years later, we'll see if XCOM 2 continues to carry the tactical torch.

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