Surprise! The mind-bending Lemnis Gate has been confirmed to be arriving day one onto Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and via cloud gaming.

In this unique FPS, players take part in turn-based strategy matches, which is said to introduce "revolutionary 4D gameplay". The hook? You take part in five 25 seconds rounds, where you control one of operatives to take action and use those 25 seconds to attack the enemy or assist your other operatives. You'll have to strategically plan to battle the past, present, and future simultaneously.

Lemnis Gate is a turn-based, combat strategy FPS introducing revolutionary 4D gameplay. It is turn-based thinking meets skilful shooting over five time-twisting rounds across four different game modes. You will take control of a team of operatives who battle across various planets near to Earth. At the start of each 25 second round you’ll pick one of seven operatives with a unique set of skills.

Whatever actions you take within that round are then locked in and repeat each round until the end of the match. Gameplay and abilities will be familiar to those who’ve played FPS games in the past, however the 25 second time loop adds a new twist that allows you to harness the power of time as you fight and innovate across past, present, and future simultaneously, making strategy just as important as skill.

You can use this mechanic to ensure you defend your operatives in past runs, or overwhelm the enemy. Obviously, your opponent will also be thinking the same, so it'll turn into a mental game of chess as you both attempt to outwit other. This could be a huge under the radar hit, so we'll be sure to update you when we have a confirmed release date.

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