There’s a new free-to-play ‘XCOM’ mobile title

Just when everyone’s attention was on a Marvel-based game from Firaxis, a separate studio has launched an XCOM spin-off on mobile!

Iridium Starfish has released its title called XCOM Legends for Android on the Google Play Store. Interestingly, it’s an official spin-off from Firaxis’ series.

‘XCOM’ spin-off game details

The recently announced XCOM mobile game for Android is free-to-play. However, it’s still in its development phase.

The title is only available in certain regions as of now. But its gameplay footage is already available on YouTube.

The spin-off on the Play Store is played vertically and is turn-based. When it comes to movement, you can only decide the selection of your hero to put behind covers.

The player rushes from one five-on-five battle to the next. Also, there is a five-turn cooldown when repositioning.

Legends are set in the XCOM 2 timeline. And due to that, you will also find many familiar faces of the resistance between various missions.

During the tutorial session, you also receive an alien device called Archway. It lets you summon iconic heroes or artifacts in exchange for premium currency.

In this spin-off, you can also supplement your regular squadmates with extra powerful, premade characters.

When you are not playing, your gear and resources are collected by IDLE. In its full form, it’s called the Integrated Drone Looting Experience.

ALSO READ: XCOM Long War creators announce Terra Invicta

More new video games in 2021

Meanwhile, true gamers are currently waiting for the next wave of fresh releases in the remaining half of this year.

They will have tons of options when choosing their favorite AAA heavyweights.

When it comes to anticipated blockbusters, then there will be titles such as Deathloop and Dying Light 2.

Battlefield 2042, New World, Far Cry 6, Halo Infinite, the next Call of Duty entry, and Stray are also on the list.

However, the vast line-up stretches further with No More Heroes 3, Cyber Shadow, and The Ascent.

Life Is Strange: True Colors, Humankind, Little Devil Inside, and Kena: Bridge of Spirits are other important launches.

Several other recently announced, ambitious projects arriving soon are Glitchpunk and Etched Memories. The latter will be a case of curiosity for many players because it will feature a Cat, named Biscuit as the central protagonist.

Again, coming back to XCOM, its two versions Enemy Within and XCOM 2, are available for mobile.

What are your thoughts about the major games releasing in 2021? Are you looking forward to them?

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