XCOM: Enemy Unknown has certainly been doing well for itself, and the sci-fi strategy title will soon be getting its first DLC, titled the "Slingshot Content Pack." Another add-on pack is expected after, but let's not get ahead of ourselves.
2K Games didn't provide a date beyond "soon" for Slingshot, but we do know the DLC pack will add a new set of linked Council missions, with (Asian themed) new maps, a new squad character with his own unique story, and new character customization options. You can check the guy out in the screenshots after the break.
In addition to this new DLC, the "Elite Soldier Pack" was also released today. Not exactly new stuff, since the content was already available as a pre-order incentive package. Now anyone with some money to spare can pick it up, however. This is what the Elite Soldier bundle includes:
- 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.
This particular pack is available at the moment for $5 or 400 Microsoft Points.