XCOM: Enemy Unknown 'Slingshot' DLC coming next week

The first expansion pack for XCOM: Enemy Unknown lands on PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and PC December 4th. It will be available for $6.99.

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The first expansion pack for XCOM: Enemy Unknown lands on PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and PC December 4th. It will be available for $6.99 (560 Microsoft Points).

As previously announced, "Slingshot" adds three new missions to the campaign set in China, promising to add a bit more structure and narrative to the mostly randomly-generated game. To access the add-on's new content, you'll need to start a brand new game; the first opportunity to partake in a DLC mission should occur around when you make your first encounter with a downed ship.

The remaining DLC missions will appear as optional objectives in your command center as the game progresses. Successfully completing the missions will unlock a new squad member for your team and earlier access to certain bonuses, therefore changing the way you approach your upgrade tree for the entire game.

More DLC for Enemy Unknown is planned for 2013.

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    November 30, 2012 5:00 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, XCOM: Enemy Unknown 'Slingshot' DLC coming next week.

    The first expansion pack for XCOM: Enemy Unknown lands on PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and PC December 4th. It will be available for $6.99.

    • ArB legacy 10 years
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      November 30, 2012 5:18 AM

      I'm not sure that story-based content is playing to the strengths of XCOM, but I'll wait and see. I hope they make crazy dollars, regardless.

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        November 30, 2012 5:26 AM

        Yea... Game is great but for some reason this is one game that dlc doesn't get me too interested in.

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        November 30, 2012 5:30 AM

        I love XCOM and know I just want more of it, but have no idea what kinda stuff I want. Can't think of anything obvious that could be improved or expanded. I don't necessarily want more tiers of weapons. IDK

      • ArB legacy 10 years
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        November 30, 2012 5:42 AM

        This shows a bit of what you get. Some new helmets, the new weapon (or is it weapons?) looks good.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9onqZD1R10

        I'll probably end up buying it just because.

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        November 30, 2012 6:46 AM

        I don't really want to play through the entire campaign again for a couple of new missions and maybe some new skills/items.

        Now that I've beaten the game, some skirmish functionality would be nice so I could jump in and play a mission once in a while.

        • ArB legacy 10 years
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          November 30, 2012 2:52 PM

          Yeah, I'd like to see a skirmish mode of some kind. Some way to save our little dudes would be nice too. I don't like losing them all when the campaign ends.

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            November 30, 2012 4:29 PM

            I would like a Skirmish mode. Fully customisable too. Want to go up against 15 Elites? Or want to go up against 6 XCOM members with just three Sectoids? Just make it so.

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      November 30, 2012 6:25 AM

      I guess I just need a new excuse to start a new playthrough. This will do just that.

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      November 30, 2012 6:29 AM

      This is not 2-4 person coop or a 2 person competitive campaign. Why?

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        November 30, 2012 6:40 AM

        BEYOND ME!

        My buddy comes over and we "hot seat" coop missions lol. If this was true coop I'd wet my pants.

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      November 30, 2012 3:03 PM

      I just bought the game and man, is that a good game. I mean I've played like 7 games and died every time, but I'm really really enjoying that game. I hope to finish at some point and I might get that DLC.

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        November 30, 2012 6:38 PM

        I love posts like this :D

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