2KGMKT XCOMEU DLC Promo Image Slingshot New XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC Packs AnnouncedAdding to an already stellar game, 2k has announced the arrival of two DLC packs for XCOM: Enemy unknown. One of these, the Elite Soldier Pack, is now available to the general public for $4.99/400 MS Points after briefly being a pre-order exclusive, while a new addition, known as the Slingshot Content Pack, will be made available soon and will add some new Council missions, new maps, and a new squad member, complete with their own story and voice overs. Some details for the newly released and upcoming DLC follows:

The Slingshot ContentPack, the first of two add-on content packs for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, will be available soon. In this new set of linked Council missions, gamers will meet an enigmatic Triad operative, divert an alien ship’s course, and do battle with the aliens in the skies over China. The Slingshot Content Pack includes three new maps tied to the Council missions, a new playable squad character with a unique story and voice and new character customization options. The release date and pricing of the Slingshot Content Pack will be announced soon.

The Elite Soldier Pack, originally free for those who pre-ordered XCOM: Enemy Unknown or purchased the game at launch, is now available for purchase for $4.99 (PlayStation®Network) / 400 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network) / $4.99 (Windows PC). The Elite Soldier Pack provides the ultimate tools for soldier customization in XCOM: Enemy Unknown, including:

  • 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.

Even with all of these new games that are coming out, and all the reviews and schoolwork I need to keep up with, XCOM has always been at the back of my mind, tugging at my resolve to finish my work, goading me into one more round. This DLC might be the thing that finally pulls me away from my life responsibilities… and I’m kinda OK with that. When we find out price and release date for the new Slingshot Content Pack we’ll let you know, but for now, here are some screenshots to tide you over for a bit.