Posted by Benjamin Webb on Oct 12, 2012

XCOM: Enemy Unknown In Stores Now

Today marks the release of the majorly anticipated XCOM: Enemy Unknown tactical strategy game from Firaxis and published by 2k Games.  This is a game that nearly everybody in the gaming media has been amticipating, including us here at Capsule Computers. You can expect a review from us in a few weeks.

On the games launch, 2k had this to say –

XCOM: Enemy Unknown revives the XCOM franchise, staying true to what fans loved in the original game while evolving and growing the experience to appeal to all gamers,” said Sarah Anderson, senior vice president of marketing for 2K. “Combining intense action and strategy, XCOM: Enemy Unknown is an experience unlike any other on the market, and one that no gamer will want to miss.”

For players that purchase the game within the launch window, and for all pre-orderers, there will be access to the limited edition Elite Soldier pack which will grant players a small selection of in-game bonus items. These are quoted below –

  • 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.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is out now at participating retailers across the country. The game appears on the Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms. A special edition exists for PC gamers at approximately $79.99 and includes a plethora of extras. Check out the launch trailer below for a taste of this extraordinary game.

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