XCOM The Board Game arrives on store shelves next week. But you can get a piece of the game right now.
The XCOM companion app, required to play the board game, is now available on Android, iOS, and desktop. You can find the proper download links here.
In XCOM, you take on one of four roles: Commander, Chief Scientist, Central Officer, or Squad Leader. Your mission is to repel an alien invasion. You’re our last hope. So, try not to screw it up.
Playing to the strengths of your role is critical, perhaps more so than in most cooperative games. With the help of the companion app, you can more squarely focus on what you’re doing, and a bit less on some of the minutiae. The companion app acts partly as your guide, walking you through each phase of the game, but also acts on behalf of the aliens.
Are you getting XCOM the Board Game?