While 2K Games' XCOM shooter has slipped off the 2012 calendar entirely, the remake of the PC classic is on the way on October 9th in North America and October 12th internationally. Screens, special edition, and preorder details after the jump.
If you're looking for the swagged-out version of the game, you'll have to pick it up on the PC which will receive the Enemy Unknown special edition set to include "a variety of unique XCOM items." Those unique items include an art book, a fold-out poster, a digital copy of the game's soundtrack, an XCOM insignia patch, and more.
Don't feel too left out, console owners as a preorder at select retailers will earn you the "Elite Soldier Pack," which will provide a bunch of customization options for your alien-hunting soldier 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 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 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.
You can whet your appetite for some alien-fighting action with the screens below:
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