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XCOM: Enemy Within's interactive trailer teases mechs and EXALT operatives

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While multi-format publications froth expectantly at the coming release of a plastic box, we might as well laze back and enjoy a bit of strategy news. XCOM: Enemy Within is either out or incoming, depending on your geographical status, but if you're waiting - or just haven't bought the turn-based expansion - an interactive trailer takes you through some of the new features and mission types.

This isn't that interactive trailer. Instead, it's the trailer for the interactive trailer. What a world we live in.

To playwatch the full thing, head over to the 'Extraction' micro-site , try not to throw up at the line "Start The Experience", and make a series of binary choices to be shown each operative's execution. It's far from a real game of XCOM, because not every choice is between "move slowly, ending on Overwatch", and "die".

Expect an XCOM: Enemy Within review to appear as soon as our shadowy critic has properly pondered his final turn.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.