Many speculated that XCOM: Enemy Unknown’s DLC couldn’t be far off, and indeed 2K and Firaxis have put paid to all those rumours by today announcing the existence of not one but two DLC packs.
The first pack, the ‘Elite Soldier Pack’, is free for anybody who pre-ordered the game or purchased it at launch, and runs at $7.75 for PS3 and PC players or 400 MS points if you didn’t. Players with this pack will instantly receive a new recruit “inspired by the original X-COM: UFO Defence“, an “iconic soldier with the blonde, flattop hairstyle”. Deco packs for aesthetic upgrades and colour customisation including tinting are also included in the pack. The Elite Soldier Pack is available right now.
The second pack, the ‘Slingshot Content Pack’, provides a new series of linked Council missions in which gamers will meet “an enigmatic Triad operative”, as well as divert the course of an alien ship and slug it out in the skies of China. Three new maps, a new squad character and new customisation options are included — but the price, and release date for the Slingshot pack are yet to be revealed.
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