XCOM: Enemy Unknown coming October 9, PC special edition announced

XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be available on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on October 9th. In addition, 2K Games is offering a special edition of Enemy Unknown to PC gamers.

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Although 2K Marin's first-person reboot of XCOM has disappeared into the ether, Firaxis' strategy game has been dated. XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be available on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on October 9th. Of course, no release date announcement is complete without mentioning pre-order bonus incentives. Pre-ordering the game from select retailers will entitle you to the "Elite Soldier Pack." This DLC add-on includes a classic X-COM soldier, inspired by the original UFO Defense. Soldiers can also be customized with a Deco pack and "complete color customization." In addition, 2K Games is offering a special edition of Enemy Unknown to PC gamers. Available exclusively at retail, the $59.99 package will include the game, a bonus art book, fold-out poster of the XCOM HQ, insignia patch, and a collection of digital bonuses, including desktop wallpaper, soundtrack, and more. The game will also be available for download--but won't come with any of these nifty bonuses.

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    May 22, 2012 5:00 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, XCOM: Enemy Unknown coming October 9, PC special edition announced.

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be available on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on October 9th. In addition, 2K Games is offering a special edition of Enemy Unknown to PC gamers.

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      May 22, 2012 5:08 AM

      Whoever says FIreaxis isn't awesome can go suck it. They are doing everything right. Well, except the pre-order incentives but I'm guessing that wasn't their call.

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      May 22, 2012 5:10 AM

      So a CE only for PC bros? Strange but cool :D

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      May 22, 2012 5:30 AM

      I'll say it again. No other game. No other game makes me more excited. No other game.

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        May 22, 2012 5:41 AM

        Really wanna see footage/screens of this PC interface tho.

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          May 22, 2012 5:53 AM

          Doesn't matter to me, playing on 360 :) I just want it to work with my lovingly crafted controller.

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      May 22, 2012 5:55 AM

      Very excited about this but every time I hear XCOM news I ask... which one? Seems the FPS has gone rather quiet recently.

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        May 22, 2012 5:56 AM

        This one's the strategy thing from Firaxis.

        The FPS has no subtitle and yeah, it's MIA for a while now.

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        May 22, 2012 5:57 AM

        The FPS one was put on hold to give the spotlight to the tactical one.

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        May 22, 2012 5:58 AM

        I think after the lukewarm reception the last gameplay footage got ("omg boring" people said but the game looked exactly like Mass Effect to play??) they're going back to the drawing board a bit. Also one of the leads quit a little while back didn't he?

        One thing I hope they keep is the art style, the game is quite unique looking and I dug the characters.

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        May 22, 2012 5:59 AM

        They've quietly said that it's being rebooted again.

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        May 22, 2012 5:59 AM

        No one cares about the FPS, there's only the tactical one.

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          May 22, 2012 6:05 AM

          I kind of care. A little bit :(

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            May 22, 2012 6:22 AM

            Stop caring!!!1

            It didn't look very good anyway :(

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              May 22, 2012 6:28 AM

              I felt it had potential!

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                May 22, 2012 8:32 AM

                Maybe but not as an Xcom game and especially not a reboot.

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                  May 22, 2012 5:34 PM

                  It's not an XCOM game at all, but tactical shooters are always a good proposition for me. Especially if they have a cool, unusual style.

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            May 22, 2012 10:31 AM

            it's still around and in production - we'll talk more about it, but not now. Right now it's all XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

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          May 22, 2012 6:19 AM

          i care. the scripted sequences theyve shown looked really cool, and theyre doing some interesting stuff with the visuals for the game.

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          May 22, 2012 6:24 AM

          I said NO ONE!

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        May 22, 2012 6:12 AM

        It's adorable how nervous/enthusiastic that dude is.

        The game looks like it plays veeery smooth with that controller, and the presentational stuff is very cool. It's going to be interesting to see what happens with the 'tactical elements' of stuff like ME and Ubi's Tom Clancy games if this turns out to be a success.

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          May 22, 2012 6:13 AM

          Indeed.

          I also have to wonder if every mission is going to feature that oppressive smokey, nighttime atmosphere. I can see that getting old quickly.

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      May 22, 2012 8:27 AM

      Awesome, I hope the classic Xcom soldier bonus will be available for the PC.

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      May 22, 2012 10:27 AM

      Does anyone know if this will use Steamworks? I'd like to get that special edition with swag, but not if that means I won't have it on Steam.

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        May 22, 2012 1:50 PM

        Assume it will be available on Steam, but do not assume it will use Steamworks.

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      May 22, 2012 5:19 PM

      Special Edition is only $60? Sweet!

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        May 22, 2012 6:04 PM

        $130 in Australia! still want!

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      May 22, 2012 5:33 PM

      I want.

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