Firaxis Games has unveiled a new expansion to the hit strategy title XCOM: Enemy Unknown, titled XCOM: Enemy Within and revealed new plans to expand on the universe in a number of new ways including all-new maps.
XCOM: Enemy Within takes the incredible experience from XCOM: Enemy Unknown and adds an array of new abilities, upgrades, and weapons to combat new enemy threats. The expansion also provides players with all-new maps, tactical and strategic gameplay, and multiplayer content. There is no better way to experience XCOM than with the massive amount of new content added in XCOM: Enemy Within. Fans will experience an additional three to four playthroughs on average before encountering all of the new material included in XCOM: Enemy Within, providing nearly limitless replayability.
Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K and publisher to XCOM: Enemy Unknown has revealed that the "incredible critical and consumer response to XCOM: Enemy Unknown inspired us to offer new content that would deepen the strong bond that has been created for our XCOM brand." Hartmann also revealed a unique console version - the Commander Edition - that will include a standalone pack that expands the XCOM: Enemy Unknown experience featuring the new XCOM: Enemy Within content and the add-on content that was previously released for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, including the Elite Soldier Pack and Slingshot Content Pack.
New Soldier Abilities: Research a new alien technology to advance the capabilities of operatives
New Weapons and Equipment: Give operatives an extra tactical edge with new projects from the engineering team in the Foundry;
New Enemy Threats: Adopt new tactics to counter the threats from a host of new enemies, including the Mechtoid;
New Strategic Resource: A valuable new alien resource, known as Meld, has been discovered. Secure it on the battlefield and use it carefully back at base to unlock new research and upgrades;
New Tactical Challenges and Maps: Face new tactical challenges, on nearly 50% more maps;
New Multiplayer Maps, Units and Abilities: Create custom squad from a wider array of options and dominate opponents in intense, one-on-one, turn-based matches.
If this sounds like your kind of strategy then check out the trailer below and keep an eye on November 15th for the release on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.