XCOM: Enemy Unknown release date set

Special edition announced for PC.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Firaxis’ upcoming action-strategy XCOM title, will launch for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC in North America on October 9 and internationally on October 12, 2K Games has announced.

A special edition of the game will be available for PC at participating retailers. For $59.99, it will include 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.

Consumers who pre-order Enemy Unknown will receive the Elite Soldier Pack download content, which includes:

  • 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.

“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,” said Sarah Anderson, senior vice president of marketing for 2K. “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.”

A new trailer was released alongside the announcement. Watch it below. Additionally, find the game’s final box art, new screenshots, and more at the gallery.

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