XCOM: Enemy Unknown
XCOM: Enemy Unknown 'Slingshot' DLC Coming Next Week
Written Friday, November 30, 2012 By Richard Walker
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown is set to enjoy its first of two planned add-on packs next week, with the Slingshot DLC, which adds three new missions with their own small story arc that sees your XCOM operatives finding unlikley allies in the Triads. The DLC will slot into the main campaign.

The Slingshot content features a Triad named Zhang who offers his services in exchange for alien tech, and you'll need the help to fend off an alien attack in China. As well as including a new soldier with buffed stats, the pack also includes a few new items of headgear and hairstyles, such as cornrows, berets, helmets and baseball caps.

You'll be able to grab the XCOM: Enemy Unknown Slingshot pack on December 4th for 560 Microsoft Points. Check out some screenshots of the DLC below. You can view all 12 in the gallery.

[Via Polygon]


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Comment #1 by z o 0 M 3 r z
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 08:50:11 AM
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Might pick this game up

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Comment #2 by Lazy_FAQer
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 09:02:56 AM
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Do it! Enjoyable rare slice of hearty gaming pie:)

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Comment #3 by MALONE1384
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 09:11:23 AM
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I agree, if u remember the original this is for u! The DLC's are just making it better.

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Comment #4 by Ginormous76
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 09:46:48 AM
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Are there achievements? $7 seems like a lot for what's being offered. I loved my play through of XCOM, but it wasn't really due to the story. I just needed, "1950's style aliens are invading!"

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Comment #5 by Eoth
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 09:59:09 AM
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I'll download it day one. Might not be all I hoped for but XCom hasn't left my tray since I bought it on release day. Just love it so much. Impossible Ironman is proving to be just that though... But I'll get it some day!

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Comment #6 by Solomon Fuere
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 10:31:30 AM
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Aliens ain't got shit on Wei Shen.

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Comment #7 by ViNyLek
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 10:42:35 AM
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I will pick this up when I get around to playing this game again for sure. Should be nice addition on my second playthrough whenever that happen. Probably will just wait until second DLC hits and get the both.

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Comment #8 by Rodeo Legend
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 11:57:15 AM
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Best Game of the year? Probably, insta-buy on all DLC? YES!

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Comment #9 by STB Bodam
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 06:30:24 PM
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Definitely one of the best games I've played this year. Kinda was my Deus Ex this year in which I wasn't expecting a whole lot and got a phenomenal game.

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Comment #10 by Aussie27Legend
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 06:01:16 AM
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XCOM is fantastic, but I'm not sure if this justifies a price tag like that... I was expecting something in the 240 range as that doesn't sound like a whole lot of content (Council missions aren't typically that involved)

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Comment #11 by STB Bodam
Sunday, January 13, 2013 @ 02:57:27 AM
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I was hoping it would be only 400 MSP. But I'll get it anyway. It's more of the game I can't get enough of!

Seriously, I cannot recommend this game highly enough. Never liked RTS games or Tactical Strategy (unless Rainbow Six Vegas counts) but this is absolutely amazing. I put in three or four hours a day whenever I can and it never feels like I have enough time to play this game.

A rare masterpiece, in my opinion.

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US October 09, 2012
Europe October 12, 2012

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