XCOM: Enemy Unknown Content Packs Announced

by Jim Reilly on Oct 23, 2012 at 10:14 AM

2k Games announced a new single-player content pack for XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The Slingshot Content Pack adds three new maps, a new playable square character, and new character customization options. A price and release date for the Slingshot Content Pack has not been announced.

Additionally, the Elite Soldier Pack, which was available for free to those who pre-ordered the game, is now available to everyone for purchase.

Below are the details for each pack per 2K:

Slingshot Content Pack - The first of two add-on content packs for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, will be available soon. In this new set of linked Council missions, gamers will meet an enigmatic Triad operative, divert an alien ship’s course, and do battle with the aliens in the skies over China. The Slingshot Content Pack includes three new maps tied to the Council missions, a new playable squad character with a unique story and voice and new character customization options. The release date and pricing of the Slingshot Content Pack will be announced soon.

Elite Soldier Pack - Originally free for those who pre-ordered XCOM: Enemy Unknown or purchased the game at launch, is now available for purchase for $4.99 (PlayStation Network) / 400 Microsoft Points (Xbox Live online entertainment network) / $4.99 (Windows PC). The Elite Soldier Pack provides the ultimate tools for soldier customization in XCOM: Enemy Unknown, including:

  • 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 fully modernized.
  • 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.