Okay, yeah, it’s been leaking everywhere, but the specifics of what, exactly, XCOM 2 would be were still unknown (ha ha, get it?). Would it take things underwater, like the original X-COM‘s sequel, Terror From the Deep? Nope! It turns out the answer is actually something far more fascinating: An alternate history spiraling out of the failure of the XCOM Initiative. Aliens have succeeded in conquering Earth, and have assimilated humans into their empire. The trailer above shows that you’ll not only be fighting the aliens (including a new, Naga-like species and a taller, slimmer Sectoid) but humans that have been conscripted into their forces.
Other things the trailer reveals include swords, drones, and most important of all: the “COMMANDER.” guy is back.
One last thing: The trailer mentions the game will release in November, but lists PC as the only platform. It’s not clear if that’s actually the case, or if E3 will see 2K or Firaxis revealing plans for console releases. Either way, there’s a new contender on the horizon for the next Golden Gizmos.