XCOM 2 reveals a new enemy that can fire acid streams, mankind officially screwed


Move over Muton and Berserker, there’s a another new alien abomination headed to terrorise mankind in 2K’s upcoming turn-based strategy. Meet the Andromedon: a horrifying hybrid that combines squishy organic parts with cold, pitiless machinery. No fair, XCOM 2.

With the impending arrival of Andromedon, humanity is essentially doomed. Make the most of your final months by checking out the best PC games of 2015.

Alright, perhaps horrifying was over-egging things a tad. The recently revealed enemy (first shown off on XCOM 2’s official site) may pack one hell of a whollop, but there’s a faint, campy whiff of “Danger, Will Robinson!” about the Andromedon’s design.

Though it may look like a Lost in Space cast-off, it at least comes with a battlesuit that can lay a serious smackdown on Earth’s best soldiers. The intergalactic dastard’s hefty melee attacks are backed up by a fancypants internal coolant system, which allows Andromedon to hurl streams of acid at its foes.

Apparently, this crime against science and nature is also immune to poison, fire and acid. So yeah, it seems like mankind is pretty much screwed when XCOM 2 hits on February 5th. Hey, you can’t say we didn’t have a good run.