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Phoenix Point

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Developer: Snapshot Games
Release Date: Dec. 3, 2019

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'Phoenix Point' (ALL) Legacy of the Ancients DLC Next Week, Details

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2020 @ 6:11 p.m. PDT

Phoenix Point is a turn-based tactics and world-based strategy sci-fi game by the original X-COM game designer.

Phoenix Point, which has been in development for over a year, is a turn-based tactics and world-based strategy Sci-Fi game from the minds of Julian Gollop, veteran designer of the original X-COM games, and David Kaye, the founder of Gaming Insiders. Phoenix Point draws inspiration from a deep pool of talented developers from companies such as Ubisoft Sofia and Crytek Black Sea, and games such as XCOM 2 and X-COM Apocalypse.  

The spread of alien Pandoravirus was an unimaginable extinction event, nearly wiping out all human life. The fortunate majority were quickly killed off by the virus, but some were mutated by the aggressive virus, which attacks human DNA sequences and imbeds its own transformative DNA, thereby mutating humans into horrifically disfigured alien species with the ability to clone.  Those who somehow survived gather in isolated havens spread throughout the world, with several of the largest and most powerful factions of radically contrasting ideologies controlling most of the world’s resources.

You play as part of the Phoenix Project, a worldwide organization set in place before the Pandoravirus, and designed to activate in times of world peril. You and your team must find out what has happened to the other Phoenix Project sleeper cells as you race to bring humanity back from the brink of extinction. Along the way, you will encounter constant threats from an ever-increasing variety of alien mutants (procedural generation system) armed with varying6 tactical abilities and intense boss battles with massive monsters and alien land walkers. Aliens are not your only concern as you will come face to face with unpredictable interactions with human factions with their ideologies and rife with internal conflicts including kidnappings, assassinations, sabotage, military coups, and base defense missions.

Legacy of the Ancients launches on PC (Epic Games Store) on August 26, 2020 for $9.99, as well as free for Season Pass and Ultra Edition owners.

Legacy of the Ancients delves into the secrets of the Antediluvian Civilization that predated modern humans on Earth. Explore ancient ruins for precursor knowledge, and use it to unlock a whole new line of Phoenix Point weapons and technologies. But beware: the Ancients left powerful guardians to watch over their secrets; you won't be the only one seeking to control this ancient knowledge.

New rivals will rise up as the legacy of the ancients is revealed to humanity.

Legacy of the Ancients Includes:

  • NEW Story Missions and Cinematics
  • NEW Procedural Missions and Mission Types
  • NEW Enemies and Pandoran Evolutions
  • NEW Maps, Biomes, and Environments
  • NEW Points of Interest and Means of Exploration
  • NEW Resources and Ways of Obtaining Them
  • NEW Research and Technologies
  • NEW Weapons and Equipment
Legacy of the Ancients comes with the free v1.7 "Necronomicon" patch, which includes many fixes, upgrades, and balancing of key game systems.

Phoenix Point is available on PC/Mac via the Epic Games Store, and is expected to arrive on PS4/Xbox One in 2020.

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