2K Games Announces 'XCOM: Enemy Unknown' Release Date

After over a decade of fans eagerly anticipating more, 2K Games announced today that XCOM: Enemy Unknown, will be available in North America on October 9, 2012 and internationally on October 12, 2012 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC.

Along with the release date, 2k has announced a pre-order bonus for those pre-ordering XCOM: Enemy Unknown from participating retailers: the Elite Soldier Pack (seen above). The Elite Soldier Pack offers a variety of soldier customization features that will only be available for a limited time. These include:

  • 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.


What’s more, there will also be a special edition of XCOM: Enemy Unknown available exclusively for PC that contains a variety of unique XCOM items. The special edition of XCOM: Enemy Unknown (MSRP $59.99) will contain:

  • A copy of the game for PC
  • An art book
  • Fold-out poster of the XCOM headquarters
  • XCOM insignia patch
  • A collection of digital bonus assets (desktop wallpaper, soundtrack, and more).

A standard edition of XCOM: Enemy Unknown for PC will also be available exclusively via 2K’s digital distribution partners.


Released in 1993, the original X-COM is regarded as one of the best games ever made and has been reimagined as XCOM: Enemy Unknown by the strategy experts at Firaxis Games. XCOM: Enemy Unknown will expand on the X-COM legacy with an entirely new story, enemies and technologies to fight hostile aliens and defend Earth. In XCOM: Enemy Unknown, players will oversee combat strategies and individual unit tactics as well as base management and resource allocation as commander of a secret global military organization, XCOM. With equal emphasis on deep strategy and intense tactical combat, XCOM: Enemy Unknown will allow gamers to control the fate of the human race by defending against a terrifying global alien invasion.

Gamers who wish to experience the greatness of the classic X-COM titles can purchase them via 2K’s digital download partners.

So make sure to keep your eye out for XCOM: Enemy Unknown when it comes out this October.


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