XCOM: Enemy Within
XCOM: Enemy Unknown 'Enemy Within' DLC Out in November, Trailer & Screens Here
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Here’s the announcement trailer for Enemy Within, the XCOM: Enemy Unknown expansion due out in November.

Enemy Within adds new abilities, upgrades, weapons, maps, tactical and strategic gameplay, and new multiplayer content. Get the full rundown below courtesy of 2K. 

XCOM: Enemy Unknown ‘Enemy Within’ is out from November 12th. 

Edit: new screens added


Research a new alien technology to advance the capabilities of your operatives:

Gene Mods: Construct the Genetics Lab to physically enhance your operatives' abilities including augmentations to the chest, brain, eyes, skin, and legs.

MECs: Build the Cybernetics Lab to enable the construction of the new Mechanized Exoskeletal Cybersuit, or MEC. The new MEC Trooper class has specialized abilities and each suit can be upgraded with new weapons including the flamethrower and grenade launcher.


Give your operatives an extra tactical edge with new projects from your engineering team and the Foundry.


Adopt new tactics to counter the threats from two new alien classes including the Mechtoid.• New Strategic Resource: A valuable new alien resource, known as MELD, has been released onto the landscape providing access to new research and upgrades.


New tactical challenges are introduced across an additional 47 maps.


Create your custom squad from a wider array of options and dominate your opponent in intense, one-on-one, turn-based matches.


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Comment #1 by widget624
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 04:43:57 AM
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14 min video with developers discussing new features

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Comment #2 by Flippery
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 04:44:43 AM
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Sold! Will need a new campaign, but always good to have an excuse to play more Xcom!

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Comment #3 by fat_hill
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 04:47:23 AM
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I heard this is just going to be on a disc rather than DLC can anyone confirm whether it will be downloadable as a DLC pack?

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Comment #4 by Jornny Ramone
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 04:47:47 AM
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Reading this on Joystiq earlier, they didn't make it sound so appealing. I LOVE XCOM and was excited by the Steam achievements leak, but I'm hoping this can be purchased via DLC as Joystiq said there would be an Xbox version called the "Commander Edition" that includes a copy of Enemy Unknown and the Slingshot and Elite Soldier content packs.

There was no mention of it being made available as a standalone, and as much as I love the game, I wouldn't be willing to buy it outright again. Still, I haven't bought the Slingshot pack as I didn't think it was good value for money, but overall this "expansion" description sounds much more appealing.

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Comment #5 by Safari beatle
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 05:43:38 AM
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@3 Standalone for xbox 360 and ps3, dlc for PC

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Comment #6 by eohjay
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 07:15:32 AM
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I *really* don't want to have to purchase a second standalone copy of XCOM:EU just because EW is bundled with it - I'd much prefer to just download EW as DLC. I've already got the other content packs, I don't need them again either.

Ugh. I've been so excited to hear about this content and that little tidbit just breaks it for me. I'll still end up buying it, as I loved the game, but I'm pretty put off by the aspect of having to buy it twice.

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Comment #7 by Kroesis
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 07:29:32 AM
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Would be stupid not to have it as DLC for those of us with a copy already.

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Comment #8 by ViNyLek
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 09:30:14 AM
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Sounds like fun! I probably will end up getting, question is if right away or on sale.. Damn, I did not realize how pretty this game looked on PC=)

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Comment #9 by PhoenixTemplar
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 10:39:34 AM
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So it sounds like this is going to be disc based dlc, ala Dragon Age Awakening then. I don't mind. Might be old fashioned, but I'll kinda like having another XCOM box sitting next to the first.

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Comment #10 by RoboSeal1
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 11:59:58 AM
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Year late and still no skirmish mode :(

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Comment #11 by PhoenixTemplar
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 01:29:58 PM
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@9 - I should have said disc based expansion, as disc based dlc makes no sense.

@10 - What would that be? Like no story and just a one off battle type thing?

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Comment #12 by Minarvia
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 03:25:35 PM
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So this sounds like it will be a disc based expansion, but I would like to know, will this expansion have access to your previous save files and if so can your import them into this expansion. Or will you have to start out with a bunch of new soldiers with zero resources.

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Comment #13 by Kailon791
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 09:11:24 PM
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I've been debating getting this game for a while and this secures the deal.

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US November 12, 2013
Europe November 15, 2013

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