June 22nd, 2017

Base expansion: XCOM: Enemy Within due November

Base expansion: XCOM: Enemy Within due November

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2K and Firaxis have announced that XCOM: Enemy Within – an expansion pack for XCOM: Enemy Unknown – will launch in November. Yep: expansion pack. I didn’t know anyone but Blizzard did those anymore.

XCOM: Enemy Within adds in new soldier abilities (including gene mods and MEC suits), new weapons, new enemies, new maps, a new alien resource, and a host of new multiplayer options, with Firaxis reckoning that seeing all of the new material will take “three to four playthrough on average.” So… quite a lot of stuff, then, with a fair bit of emphasis on adding replayability. That’s not all, either – there’s apparently a fair bit more to be announced.

XCOM: Enemy Within is due out on 12 November in the US and 15 November everywhere else, and will be priced at $29.99. It will require the original game, though: this is a proper expansion.

Trailer featuring the infamously croaky Council spokesman below.

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  • Tim McDonald

    Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.

    • Peter Parrish

      Yaaaaay.

      • DavidTheSlayer

        Yeah sounds good, just hoping they include a lot more soldier customisation options.