‘XCOM: Chimera Squad’ may be coming soon to Switch, PS4, and Xbox One

Except its already supposedly been released

A new PEGI rating for XCOM: Chimera Squad hints that the game may come to the Nintendo Switch, alongside PS4 and Xbox One.

According to the Pan European Game Information website, a new PEGI rating has been registered for XCOM: Chimera Squad, which indicates the game may be coming to Nintendo Switch. The rating even gives a release date as March 26, although this date has passed with no release as of yet.

The rating sets XCOM: Chimera Squad at a PEGI 16, which is a result of “sustained depictions of violence towards human characters and strong violence”. The ‘blood effect’ used in the game was cited as one of the reasons for this rating.

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Most XCOM games have received this same rating, but only XCOM 2 Collection has been released on the Switch. Although XCOM: Chimera Squad is a sequel to War Of The Chosen, it appears this is the only game scheduled for a Switch release for now.

XCOM: Chimera Squad is set five years after the events of XCOM 2 and features a gameplay system called “Interleaved Turns”, that places “individual agents and enemies into an alternating turn order”.

Outside of combat, the title also adds a new layer of strategy where players will be tasked with managing “operations of a high-tech HQ, where they must prioritise competing tasks, investigations and agent assignments in the face of a ticking clock”.

At the time of the game’s PC release in April 2020, Firaxis Games stated there were “no current plans” to port the game to consoles.

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