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XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC Released; Two More Packs Planned

2K Games and Firaxis now offer sales of the Elite Soldier Pack for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, a set of customization tools originally offered as a preorder incentive for the strategy remake. This is accompanied by news they are also working on two DLC packs for the game, though they only have details on one of them, and this does not include key points like pricing or a release date. Here is what we know:

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.

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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7. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC Released; Two More Packs Planned Oct 23, 2012, 22:04 Paranoid Jack
 
Yeah, I can change armor, colors, and give the flat top... but I don't remember seeing any armor that looked like the stuff in the media shot. Maybe it is there and I just haven't noticed it too look as cool as it does in that shot.  
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6. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC Released; Two More Packs Planned Oct 23, 2012, 22:04 Lokust
 
This sounds like something I'll be able to wait 6-12 months for and pick it up in a 75% off steam franchise or seasonal sale  
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5. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC Released; Two More Packs Planned Oct 23, 2012, 22:03 theyarecomingforyou
 
It took me a while to figure out that the terrible performance I was getting was related to SLI, which more than halved my framerate. I tried the new drivers released today but they didn't help.

It's hard to know who to blame for situations like this but I hold nVidia and Firaxis equally to blame. If a game doesn't support SLI properly then it should disable it - I shouldn't have to do that manually.
 
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4. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC Released; Two More Packs Planned Oct 23, 2012, 21:54 Beelzebud
 
Paranoid Jack wrote on Oct 23, 2012, 21:37:
I pre-ordered and I don't think I got the new Hyperion and Reaper soldier armor kits. I bought it from GMG and downloaded from Steam...

If the DLC is priced right I will buy it if that means they will start work on a huge add-on or the sequel.

From what I gather, if you have customization options, you got it. Can you give your marines the classic Xcom haircut? How about helmets?
 
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3. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC Released; Two More Packs Planned Oct 23, 2012, 21:38 Acleacius
 
Been waiting for this to get a good patch, before taking the plunge.  
The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.That is easy.All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.It works the same way in any country.
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2. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC Released; Two More Packs Planned Oct 23, 2012, 21:37 Paranoid Jack
 
I pre-ordered and I don't think I got the new Hyperion and Reaper soldier armor kits. I bought it from GMG and downloaded from Steam...

If the DLC is priced right I will buy it if that means they will start work on a huge add-on or the sequel.
 
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1. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC Released; Two More Packs Planned Oct 23, 2012, 21:11 Beelzebud
 
Slingshot doesn't appeal to me at all. I hope the next one (progeny, is what its called in the *.ini files) is something different.  
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