XCOM 2 Ready For Pre-load Now on Green Man Gaming

Feb 04, 2016, 09:42 ET from Green Man Gaming

LONDON, February 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Both Regular and Digital Deluxe versions of XCOM 2 available at discount on Green Man Gaming 

Green Man Gaming has announced that it has added XCOM 2 to its catalogue, and will be offering exclusive discounts on both the regular and Digital Deluxe editions of the game. Currently selling both the standard and the Digital Deluxe edition, which also includes the Day-One Reinforcement Pack DLC, and the full game soundtrack. Included in all pre-purchases is also the Resistance Pack, as well as the ability to pre-load.

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Offerwise, Green Man Gaming is running two offers at this time. In North America it's possible to use a 23% voucher (XXCOM2-DIGDUL-23PERC​) on the Deluxe edition of XCOM 2. Around the rest of the world, using the voucher GREENM-ANGAME-25PJAN would provide a 25% discount on both editions of the game. More information on this can be found by contacting john.wright@greenmangaming.com , the affiliate manager at Green Man Gaming.

Exclusive to Green Man Gaming is coverage by Matt Gardner, who has recorded exclusive hands-on content for the game, as well as an interview with Lead Producer Garth DeAngelis. This coverage highlights the game's improvements and gameplay, as well as goes into discussion about the development of the game. Additionally, Green Man Gaming is offering the ability to preload the game, meaning that when X COM 2 is unlocked at 5am GMT on the 25th, users will be able to play the game immediately.  

Set in a world where the aliens won in X COM: Enemy Unknown, X COM 2 puts players in the role of a new X COM, consisting of guerrillas that use hit and run tactics to destabilise the new world government, known as ADVENT. As with any new iteration in a series, X COM 2 is adding a bunch of new content to the series, including new enemies, classes and weapons. Base-building and character customisation have been overhauled to provide an unprecedented level of personalisation in the series, as well as a whole new stealth system being added, which allows players to properly play the role of a guerrilla force, as seen in the gameplay trailer itself:

https://youtu.be/j0qHZG1-rEg

Developed by Firaxis, the team behind the much-loved "Civilization" series, and published by 2k, X COM: Enemy Unknown was released in 2012 to great acclaim. Critics and gamers alike praised the game for its punishing difficulty, rewarding combat and near unlimited replayability. A title that released on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, X COM: Enemy Unknown bought the once-niche tactical combat into the mainstream eye, with over three million gamers owning the title on Steam at this time, which of course doesn't include console sales.

When XCOM: Enemy Within launched a year later in 2013, it was clear that Firaxis had taken feedback to heart, on what worked and what didn't work in the original release. Filled with bug fixes and quality of life improvements, it was clearly showed how Firaxis learnt from feedback and criticism at the original release. Adding in the ability to genetically and physically modify your character's, XCOM: Enemy Within also explores trans-humanism, which is a more and more commonplace theme in modern video gaming.

Now, with XCOM 2, it's clear that they've done even more of just this. Abandoning console releases, and making XCOM 2 a PC exclusive, Firaxis are now able to focus on making the best game they can as they're able to take the full power of the PC on board, which allows them to provide much improved graphical fidelity and modability through the Steam Workshop, as well as the ability to focus entirely on creating the best experience possible for the platform.

Contact: john.wright@greenmangaming , +44(0)7753-417489

 

SOURCE Green Man Gaming