2K Games have announced today that XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be available for purchase in New Zealand on October 12th for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
Additionally, pre-ordering XCOM: Enemy Unknown from participating retailers guarantees receiving the Elite Soldier Pack, a launch bonus offering "top-of-the-line soldier customization features" that will only be available for a limited time.
There will also be a special edition of XCOM: Enemy Unknown available - exclusively on PC - that contains a variety of unique XCOM items.
The Elite Soldier Pack includes (from the press release):
- 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 in his full glory, modernized with the rest of the XCOM universe
- Soldier Deco packs: Players can customize their soldier with several aesthetic upgrades to armour 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 a remake of X-COM, which originally released in 1993. Critically acclaimed, the title (which became a series) is fondly remembered by many who played it, and has since earned the title of "best game ever" from numerous media outlets and fans alike.
A strategy game, the focus is on clever use of resources and smart combat tactics. The PC version features a mouse-specific interface and modding options, but is believed to be otherwise identical to the console releases.