The add-on will feature new maps, enemies, and a trooper class called MEC, an acronym of mechanised exoskeletal cybersuit. This class has specialized abilities, and every suit can be upgraded with new weapons such as a flamethrower and grenade launcher.
XCOM: Enemy Within also introduces in a new strategic resource called meld, which works differently to other resources in the game. Meld is stored in canisters on the battlefield that self-destruct after a period of time, rewarding players who execute strategies faster.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown was released last year to positive reception and commended for it's tense, turn-based gameplay but was let down by map repetition and glitches.
For those who prefer to don the mantle of a hero, Lego Marvel Super Heroes launches this week. The game features an original story in which Nick Fury calls upon Iron-Man, the Hulk, Thor, Spider-Man, and Wolverine to save earth from threats at the hands of Loki and Galactus. Players can unlock over 100 playable characters from the Marvel Universe.
Lego Marvel Super Heroes was praised for inventive level design and sense of humour in GameSpot's review, but criticised for various game bugs.
For more details on the games coming out this week, check out the full list below.
November 13, 2013
Lego Marvel Super Heroes (360, PS3, PC, Wii U)
Lego Marvel Super Heroes Universe In Peril (Vita, 3DS)
November 14, 2013
XCOM: Enemy Within (360, PS3, PC)