XCOM 2 Creepy New Enemy Will Swallow Your Soul After Shooting Lasers At You

By   /   Jan 7, 2016
XCOM 2 gameplay

XCOM 2 is just under a month away from release, and it’s making most of us XCOM fans giddy with excitement. The game seems to have everything needed to be a great sequel to 2012’s excellent reboot XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

Today, Firaxis games revealed a new enemy in the game, and were also generous enough to share some new screenshots. The enemy is called the Gatekeeper – a floating ball that seems to be similar in operation to the shady Cyberdiscs in Enemy Unknown.

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The Gatekeeper ball initially looks very similar to Wheatley from Portal 2, but ends up being just as deceptive. It can shoot a devastating laser from its eye, and extends some really creepy looking cyber-tentacles that can turn your fallen brethren into alien zombies on the battlefield.

You can see this futuristic Eldritch abomination in action in the video below:

In addition to the Gatekeeper’s reveal, Firaxis also released screenshots of an area called the Slums. It seems to be the remains of an upbeat downtown section of some city.

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XCOM 2 is scheduled for a release on February 5 2016 exclusively for the PC.

Source IGN