XCOM: Enemy Unknown Dated

Mark those calendars folks, XCOM: Enemy Unknown will launch on October 9th (North America) and 13th (Internationally). 2k Games will be launching the game on consoles (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3) and PC simultaneously. If you pre-order the game you’ll receive access to the the title’s Elite Soldier Pack which features a blonde, flattop soldier inspired by the original X-COM: UFO Defense.

  • 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.

At participating retailers you’ll also be able to find some copies (at an MSRP of $59.99) of the game containing the PC version and a number of unique XCOM items, including 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.

It’s been 15 long years since we last heard from XCOM and I’m thrilled that we’re finally getting a new adventure for fans and gamers alike.

Source: Joystiq and Take-Two