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Details Announced For Upcoming DLC For XCOM: Enemy Unknown

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Posted on October 23, 2012 AT 03:15pm

If you’re one of the many people enjoying the heck out of Firaxis Games’ revival of the classic XCOM series, then you may be interested in the upcoming DLC that the studio has just announced for the game.

Together with publisher 2K Games, Firaxis today announced the Slingshot Content Pack, a new single-player focused DLC release for XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The Slingshot Content Pack will provide a new set of linked Council missions where players will “meet an enigmatic Triad operative, divert an alien ship’s course, and do battle with the aliens in the skies over China.” As a part of this pack, you’ll get three new maps, a new playable squad character who has their own unique story and voice, as well as new character customization options. Date and price for the Slingshot Content Pack will be announced “soon”.

As well, the Elite Soldier Pack—which was previously free for anybody who pre-ordered XCOM: Enemy Unknown, or who purchased it at launch—is now available for $4.99 on PSN and PC, or 400 MS Points on Xbox Live. The Elite Soldier Pack contains the following content:

  • 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.
Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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