Alien invasion continues in the skies over China with new missions,
maps, character and more
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 4, 2012--
2K Games and Firaxis Games announced today that the Slingshot
Content Pack, the first add-on content for the critically
Enemy Unknown, is now available for purchase for Windows PC, the
Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and
PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The Slingshot Content
Pack is available for $6.99 (PlayStation®Network) / 560
Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network) / $6.99
The Slingshot Content Pack, the first add-on content for the critically acclaimed XCOM: Enemy Unknown, is now available for purchase for Windows PC, the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation3 computer entertainment system (Photo: Business Wire)
With the Slingshot Content Pack, players
will meet an enigmatic Triad operative, divert an alien ship’s course,
and do battle with the aliens in the skies over China in a new set of
linked Council missions. The Slingshot Content Pack includes
three new maps tied to the Council missions, a new playable squad
character with a unique story and voice, and new character customization
Developed by the strategy experts at Firaxis Games, XCOM: Enemy
Unknown released in October 2012 to wide critical acclaim,
including review scores of 5 out of 5 from GameSpy, 9.1 out of 10 from
GameTrailers.com, and 9.5 out of 10 from Game Informer - earning
“Game of the Month” honors in their November 2012 issue. In XCOM:
Enemy Unknown, players oversee combat strategies and individual
unit tactics, as well as base management and resource allocation while
playing as the commander of a secret global military organization, XCOM.
With equal emphasis on deep strategy and intense tactical combat, XCOM:
Enemy Unknown allows gamers to control the fate of the human
race by defending against a terrifying global alien invasion.
A free playable demo* of XCOM: Enemy Unknown is available
for Windows PC via Steam, Xbox 360 and PS3™. Gamers who download the
demo will be guided through two levels of the single-player tutorial
campaign, experiencing the combat controls and effective tactics for
defending humanity against the alien threat. The two tutorial missions
will also introduce players to the XCOM base, where soldier training and
researching alien technology takes place, and offers a chance to
experience the tactical and strategic layers of XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown and the Slingshot Content Pack are
available now for Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PS3™. XCOM: Enemy
Unknown is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.
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* Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network for Xbox 360,
PlayStation®Network for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system
or Internet connection and acceptance of Steam Subscriber
agreement required to access demo.
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and home of legendary designer Sid Meier. Firaxis has developed some of
the most successful and award-winning computer and video games on the
market today including: the award winning Sid Meier’s Civilization® V
for the PC, as well as the critically acclaimed expansion pack, Sid
Meier’s Civilization® V: Gods and Kings, Sid Meier’s Civilization®
Revolution™ for console, iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad® and Nintendo DS,
2005 PC Game of the Year - Sid Meier’s Civilization IV®, the expansions
Civilization IV: Warlords®, Civilization IV: Beyond The Sword™, and
Civilization IV: Colonization™, the blockbuster Sid Meier’s
Civilization® III series, Sid Meier’s Pirates!® (PC, Xbox® and PSP®
(PlayStation®Portable) system), Sid Meier’s SimGolf™ and Sid Meier’s
Railroads!™. Firaxis legacy titles include the Sid Meier's Civil War
Series!™ (Gettysburg!, Antietam!, and South Mountain), and the Sid
Meier’s Alpha Centauri® series. In 2005, Firaxis Games was acquired by
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., joining its 2K publishing label.
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