You can buy XCOM: Enemy Unknown right now if you like, but you won’t be able to play it until 9 October.
Digital pre-sales of $49.99 are available from “participating digital retailers”, granting you the Elite Soldier Pack and “top-of-the-line soldier customisation features” that are apparently limited in supply.
The Elite Soldier Pack 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 colour customization: A variety of colors and tints for all armor sets in the game allow players complete control to customize their squad’s look.