XCOM: Enemy Unknown singleplayer DLC announced, Elite Soldier Pack goes live

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We’ve got some very good news for those of you currently enjoying the incredibly intense strategic action of XCOM: XCOM: Enemy Unknown and stressing over every last action you take in Firaxis Games’ latest masterpiece – you’ll be able to indulge in even more traumatising missions soon with upcoming downloadable content!

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The first of the new singleplayer DLC for XCOM: Enemy Unknown is called the ‘Slingshot Content Pack’ and is said to feature new missions, maps and characters – here’s the setup:

“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 for the Slingshot Content Pack will be available soon, while information on that second DLC pack will also appear in the near future.

But… what if you want new XCOM content right now? Then you can purchase and download the Elite Soldier Pack, which acted as bonus content for those who pre-ordered XCOM: Enemy Unknown but is now available for $4.99 over the PlayStation Network and Steam, and 400 MS Points over Xbox LIVE Marketplace.

“The Elite Soldier Pack provides the ultimate tools for soldier customization in XCOM: Enemy Unknown,” writes 2K Games. Here’s what to expect:

  • 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.

Have you got XCOM: Enemy Unknown? Peter was overwhelmed by the game’s excellence – read his review of the game over here to see why you should be playing it right now!

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