Hands up, who wants more XCOM: Enemy Unknown? You do. It’s you. All of you. Delightfully, more is coming “soon” in the ‘Slingshot’ DLC, announced today by publisher 2K Games. The new Council missions will see your squad “meet an enigmatic Triad operative, divert an alien ship’s course, and do battle with the aliens in the skies over China.” Ooh, exciting!
You’ll get a new squad member with their own voice, more ways to customise your mens, and, you know, all that action going down across the lengthy missions, which include three new maps. 2K hasn’t announced a price or confirmed a release date beyond “soon.”
Also, if you didn’t pre-order Enemy Unknown on PC or snap it up at launch on console, you can buy the Elite Soldier Pack DLC the enthusiastic have enjoyed this past fortnight. For $5 you get loads of armour colours to tinker with, pretty cosmetic armour upgrades, and a chap with the iconic X-COM blonde flattop.
A second add-on is due after Slingshot, but that’s a mystery for now. The truth is out there.