While Firaxis is presumably busy working on the turn-based Marvel game, a studio called Iridium Starfish has smoothly launched a XCOM spin-off on the Google Play Store. XCOM: Legends is still in development and is only available in certain territories, but gameplay footage is already appearing on YouTube.
The first thing to note about XCOM: Legends is that it is played vertically, and the second that, although it’s turn-based, the only movement or positioning involved is deciding which of your heroes to take cover. as they rush from one five-on-five meeting to the next. Additionally, Repositioning has a five-turn cooldown.
XCOM: Legends takes place in the XCOM 2 timeline and features various familiar faces of the Resistance that appear between missions. During the tutorial, you learn about an alien device called the Archway. What does this powerful psionic technology do? It allows you to summon heroes or legendary artifacts in exchange for premium currency. XCOM: Legends is a gacha game in which you complete your usual squads with more powerful predefined characters.
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