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XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC Detailed: New Council Missions, Maps & Customisation Options

Jonathan Lester
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC Detailed: New Council Missions, Maps & Customisation Options

Elite Soldier Pre-Order DLC Now Available To All

New DLC packs for XCOM: Enemy Unknown have been officially announced after being outed by mysterious Steam achievements. The Slingshot Content Pack will offer players a set of new council missions linked by an overarching storyline, a new unique squaddie and some extra customisation gear for your troops.

The Elite Soldier pre-order DLC bonus, which contains a wealth of cosmetic tweaks for your roster, is also now available to buy.

The 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.

If you didn't pre-order XCOM: Enemy Unknown, you can now invest in the Elite Soldier DLC pack. Here's the feature list, which will cost you £3.69/400 Microsoft Points:

  • 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.

In case you don't already know, XCOM: Enemy Unknown is one of 2012's most worthwhile games: a superbly deep yet accessible masterpiece that sets the bar for all future reboots. You can read more details in our 9/10 XCOM: Enemy Unknown review.

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Korma  Oct. 24, 2012 at 13:58

For a second there I thought you could cosmetically tweak your rooster :) Shame.


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