Mechs! XCOM: Enemy Within Gameplay Demo

Oh, hell yes. My squad of veteran alien fighters will be getting a nice little pre-holiday gift, courtesy of the upcoming XCOM: Enemy Unknown expansion, Enemy Within — Mechs. The Mech Trooper is a new soldier class coming to XCOM in November, along with the ability to genetically modify grunts into super soldiers in the new Genetics Lab. See the new recruits in action in the just released PAX Prime gameplay demo from Firaxis.

A flippin’ mini-gun and a rocket punch. Yowza. The Mech Trooper looks like an unstoppable force. Hopefully Firaxis won’t be giving players too much power, keeping the challenge high while adding gameplay options. I exploited the hell out of the SHIV in the core game, Firaxis’ big new addition to units in Enemy Unknown. Then again, it looks like the Mechtoid should provide a nice alien counter.

We’ll find out when XCOM: Enemy Within adds all its new abilities, upgrades, weapons, resources, and maps on November 12 for $30.

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