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XCOM 2 Release: 5 Things Gamers Need to Know

The XCOM 2 release date arrives in late 2015 with a return of one of the most popular strategy games that builds on the reboot that arrived in 2012. Here’s an early look at what gamers need to know about the XCOM 2 release date and overall release ahead of a bigger announcement at E3 2015.

The XCOM series dates back to 1993, providing a huge fan base to support the XCOM 2 release. This year the XCOM 2 release date delivers a return to strategy, with drones, lots of firepower, crazy aliens, swords and a variety of locations.

We’ll learn more about XCOM 2 at E3 2015 in late June, but you don’t need to wait for the official reveal to learn what you really want to know about this new game.

Here's what you need to know about the XCOM 2 release.
Here’s what you need to know about the XCOM 2 release.

The new XCOM game is a sequel to XCOM: Enemy Unknown that arrived in 2012 and takes place 20 years later. Like many of the earlier XCOM games this is a tactical role-playing game with turn-based play.

Take control of XCOM in a new mobile headquarters where you’ll need to use stealth and limited resources to free humans from the grips of aliens. In this scenario you are the invading species, trying to take earth back through a small, but growing resistance network.

Here are the most important details about XCOM 2 that we know now, and a look at whether or not we’ll see a XCOM 2 console release this year.

 

XCOM 2 Release: 5 Things Gamers Need to Know

XCOM 2 Release Date

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XCOM 2 Release Date

 

The XCOM 2 release date is November 2015. There is no specific date yet, but this is already shaping up to be a big month for games with Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and other games arriving in the busy holiday shopping month.

Surprisingly there is no XCOM 2 pre-order listing yet on Amazon or on Steam. Steam is currently selling the XCOM: Complete Pack for $14.99 with five games.

You can count on more details about the XCOM 2 release date at E3 2015 or in the weeks after this event. The great news is that you don't need to wait until 2016 to play.

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