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Steam Link Spotlight is a feature where we look at PC games that play exceptionally well using the Steam Link app. Our last entry was In Other Waters. Read about how it's a great mobile experience over here.
This week, we're going to do something a little different. To commemorate the Steam Link's recent update to support mouse and keyboard functionalty, we wanted to test out a game that could take advantage of this and still play great over a stream to a mobile device. This brings us to XCOM: Chimera Squad, the latest title in Firaxis's celebrated strategy franchise.
The new game is part of the Sid Meier series, and specifically expands upon Civilization: Beyond Earth's science fiction universe. The game is described as a turn-based strategy game that makes the player the fleet commander ultimately in pursuit of peace.
Sid Meier (who serves as creative development chief at Firaxis) talks about experiences with regards to the new game. “When designing Starships, I was intrigued by the idea of exploring the next chapter in the story of Civilization: Beyond Earth. What happens after we colonize our new home and eventually build starships to take to the stars? What has become of our long-lost brothers and sisters from the planet Earth?” he says. “My goal was to create an experience that focuses on starship design and combat within a universe filled with interstellar adventure, diplomacy, and exploration.”
There's no word on pricing yet, but Sid Meier's Starships is scheduled to drop in "early 2015."
Todat 2K and Firaxis Games have announced the iOS version of their fantastic alien-blasting strategy game, XCOM: Enemy Within. This enhanced edition of XCOM: Enemy Unknown comes with a ton of new content including new gear, story, classes, maps, and gameplay.
Now you can add new facilities to your base, such as the slightly creepy Genetics Lab that allows you to mess around with your soldiers' biology and the Cybernetics Lab where you can convert your soldiers into giant mechanical supermen. You're going to need them, too. The alien forces have a new ally amongst the humans. A shadowy organization called EXALT is working against humanity - you'll want to infiltrate their inner workings and take them down before they have us all bowing to our new alien overlords.
Enemy Within also has new multiplayer maps, units, and abilities. Gang up on those aliens in one-on-one, turn-based matches.
Unfortunately the app is only compatible with iPad 3, iPad mini 2, iPhone 5 and up. It WILL NOT be able to run on earlier generations of iOS hardware.
You'll be able to download XCOM: Enemy Within from the App Store for $12.99 tomorrow.
It's almost time to take our planes back up into the skies, flying over the pacific, as 2K and Firaxis Games have announced Sid Meier's Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies. This is a sequel to the popular and mightily fun strategy title, Sid Meier's Ace Patrol, which we (I) gave Editor's Choice back in May.
Sid Meier's Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies takes players to the Pacific Ocean during World War II where they'll be able to battle at Pearl Harbor, Midway, and Guadalcanal. Once again, players are also able to unlock special skills, upgrades, and maneuvers that will be very useful during battle.
I definitely can't wait to take on these new missions with those beautiful World War II Warbirds! Sid Meier's Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies will be available on iOS this fall.
2K and Firaxis Games have announced that XCOM: Enemy Unknown will launch on iOS this Thursday, June 20th, for the price of $19.99.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is set to bring the full console and PC game experience to iOS devices, optimizing it for touchscreen gameplay. It will support GameCenter and iCloud functionality for easy save game transfer between devices. However, it will not include head-to-head multiplayer at launch, although, it will be added at a later date, free of charge.
Is it Thursday yet? :(