Snapshot Games’ Phoenix Point has revealed the story trailer in the preparation for the upcoming release. In the video the players are introduced to the Phoenix Project – and its failure to be ready when the Earth needed it the most.
Phoenix Point puts the player in the midst of a desperate fight to take back the earth from a mutating, alien menace. Featuring turn-based, tactical combat and resource management on a global scale, Phoenix Point offers endless replayability and a brutal challenge.
After the planet was struck by the Pandoravirus that causes rapid mutations, three factions of survivors have emerged: New Jericho, Synerdion and the Disciples of Anu. At war with the world and at odds with each other, these factions cannot find the way forward.
The last hope of humanity lies with the Phoenix Project – it is the time to raise from the ashes.
Lead the Phoenix Project from its base at Phoenix Point. Research and develop new technologies and techniques, plan operations, build alliances to unite the planet– or simply destroy your rivals. It’s up to you to save the planet and rebuild civilization, but there may be much more to the alien threat than meets the eye.
Mutating Alien Menace: Face down an ever-changing alien threat that adapts to your tactics and offers no respite even as your team becomes more powerful and technologically advanced.
Uncover the Secrets of the Pandoravirus: Phoenix Point features a complex narrative, with multiple endings that the player can only uncover via multiple playthroughs. Discover a secret history, as you learn about the origins of the mutants, the Pandoravirus, and Phoenix Point itself through exploration, diplomacy, and research.
Manage Diplomatic Relations: The Phoenix Project is not the only organization trying to reclaim the Earth. The militaristic New Jericho, the mystical Disciples of Anu, and the technophiles of Synedrion all offer unique rewards for co-operation and threats for opposition. It is up to you to decide how, or even if, to deal with them.
Take Aim on the Battlefield: In addition to equipping and commanding units, Phoenix Point lets you take direct control of your soldier’s shots in combat, with a unique free-aiming system. Target enemy weakspots, weapons, or valuables, or just go for center mass.
- Next-Gen Tech with Classic Pedigree: Phoenix Point was designed by Julian Gollop, the creator of the X-COM series in the 1990s. Keeping the core ethos of X-COM while updating the visuals, technology, and systems to modern standards has made Phoenix Point best-in-class.
Phoenix Point comes to PC via Epic Games Store on December 3rd. The console version will be released in 2020.