XCOM: Enemy Unknown landing Oct. 9

Firaxis' new action-strategy game hitting US this October, with international release slated for October 12; preorder bonuses, special edition revealed.

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown will become known to gamers this October. This morning, publisher 2K Games announced that the Firaxis-developed action-strategy game will hit the US on October 9, 2012, with an international release following on October 12. The game is due out for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown comes to light this October.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown comes to light this October.

On top of announcing a release date for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, 2K Games revealed that those who preorder the game will score the Elite Soldier Pack. This bonus packs in various visual character customization options including a classic XCOM soldier based on the original 1993 game's presentation style, complete with a blond, flattop hairstyle.

2K Games did not say if the Elite Soldier Pack will be made available to those who do not preorder XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and as of press time, the publisher had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment.

The publisher also brought news today of a special edition of XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Available at launch for $60, the premium bundle will contain a copy of the game, as well as an art book, a foldout poster of the XCOM headquarters, an XCOM insignia patch, and a collection of digital assets like desktop wallpaper and the game's soundtrack.

For more on XCOM: Enemy Unknown, check out GameSpot's latest preview.

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