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XCOM Enemy Unknown DLC Announced

by William Schwartz

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown is getting additional content in near future via a DLC release called the “Slingshot Content Pack”. The two pieces of single player content will arrive on the Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3 and will feature a new set of Council missions, and three new maps linked to them.

Also available for those that didn’t get it with their pre-order of the game, the “Elite Soldier Pack” is now available for the game, which features tools to further customize soldiers in-game.

No word on official pricing or release date for the expansions was announced at this time.

Alien Invasion Continues with Two Add-On Content Packs for XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Slingshot Content Pack featuring all new missions, maps, characters and more available soon

2K Games and Firaxis Games announced today that the critically acclaimed XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be supported post-launch with two pieces of single-player add-on content that will be available for purchase for Windows PC, the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. In addition to these two add-on content packs, the Elite Soldier Pack, which was free to those who pre-ordered XCOM: Enemy Unknown or purchased the game at launch, is now available for purchase.

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.

The 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.

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