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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Gets Release Date


2K Games has finally announced the release date for the upcoming XCOM reboot — XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The RTS will be out on October 9 for all platforms, and as always, you can’t have an official announcement without an official press release.

It’s important to create an experience that is appealing to both existing fans and newcomers to the world of XCOM, which is what we’re doing with XCOM: Enemy Unknown. As we reimagine XCOM, one of our goals is to evolve the experience while recognizing what made X-COM one of the greatest PC games to date. It’s important to create an experience that is appealing to both existing fans and newcomers to the world of XCOM, which is what we’re doing with XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

Aside from the release date, 2K has also announced that players who pre-order the game will receive the Elite Soldier Pack, a “launch bonus offering top-of-the-line soldier customization features that will only be available for a limited time.”

If you’re wondering what the bonuses are, we’ve listed them down for you below.

•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.
Available from participating retailers at launch, a special edition of XCOM: Enemy Unknown (MSRP $59.99) will contain a copy of the game for PC and a number of unique XCOM items, including an art book; fold-out poster of the XCOM headquarters; XCOM insignia patch; and a collection of digital bonus assets such as desktop wallpaper, soundtrack and more. A standard edition of XCOM: Enemy Unknown for PC will be available exclusively via 2K’s digital distribution partners.

There will also be a special edition of the game available exclusively for PC and it will include:

  • Artbook
  • Fold-out poster
  • XCOM insignia patch
  • soundtrack

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is being developed by Firaxis Games and will be out for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.