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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Gets Release Date

by Matthew Kato on May 22, 2012 at 04:48 AM

Today 2K Games and developer Firaxis have announced the release date, pre-order, and PC special edition details for XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

The game comes out on October 9 for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, and pre-ordering the game gets you the Elite Solider Pack at launch. This pack gives you customization features for your solider that 2K says will only be available for a limited time. 

The Elite Soldier Pack (details from 2K Games)

  • Classic X-COM Soldier: Players will instantly receive a new recruit in their barracks inspired by the original X-COM: UFO Defense. The iconic soldier with the blonde, flattop hairstyle will return in his full glory, modernized with the rest of the XCOM universe.
  • Soldier Deco packs: Players can customize their soldier with several aesthetic upgrades to armor suits, including the new Hyperion and Reaper soldier armor kits.
  • Complete color customization: A variety of colors and tints for all armor sets in the game allow players complete control to customize their squad’s look.

PC fans will also be able to get their hands on the Special Edition ($59.99) version of the game, which includes:

  • The PC version of the game
  • An art book
  • Fold-out poster of the XCOM HQ
  • Insignia Patch
  • Digital assets such as: Desktop wallpaper, soundtrack, and more.

Until the game's release, you can also enjoy the new developer diary video below, a clutch of new screens, and you can also check out this previous preview, which features gameplay from the title.