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XCOM 2 offers Deluxe Edition, free DLC and pre-order bonuses

2K and Firaxis Games detailed the XCOM 2 Digital Deluxe Edition today, which is now available for pre-purchase at $74.99. The game itself is set to launch on February 5, 2016 for Windows PC and will hit Macs and Linux via Feral Interactive.

The XCOM 2 Digital Deluxe Edition includes the sequel to the Game of the Year award-winning strategy title XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the XCOM 2 Reinforcement Pack and the digital soundtrack. XCOM 2 takes place 20 years into the future, where humanity has surrendered to the alien threat and XCOM is largely forgotten, forcing them to reclaim Earth and free mankind from the aliens’ rule.

The Reinforcement Pack can be purchased separately for $19.99 and bundles three downloadable add-on packs. Each add-on pack will offer a unique twist to the core game experience by adding new missions, aliens, weapons, more extreme soldier customizations and other items.

The Reinforcement Pack includes the following:

Anarchy’s Children: featuring rebellion-themed content with more dramatic soldier customizations (releasing spring 2016);
Alien Hunters: introducing new gameplay surrounding XCOM as an elite alien hunting unit tracking down “Ruler” aliens, along with a new mission, soldier customization options and more powerful weapons and armor (releasing summer 2016);
Shen’s Last Gift: offering a brand new soldier class with unique upgradeable weapons, armor and customization features, as well as an additional narrative-driven mission and map (releasing summer 2016).

Players who pre-order or pre-purchase XCOM 2 or the XCOM 2 Digital Deluxe Edition will also receive the Resistance Warrior Pack, offering additional soldier customization options such as bonus outfits, headgear, and custom facial war paint. The Resistance Warrior Pack also includes a “Survivor of the Old War,” a new XCOM recruit who will appear in the Avenger’s barracks.

XCOM 2 was developed by the strategy experts at Firaxis Games, XCOM 2 transports players 20 years into the future, where humanity lost the war against the alien threat that has established a new world order. The secret paramilitary organization known as XCOM is largely forgotten, and must strike back to reclaim Earth and free mankind from the aliens’ rule. Forced to operate on the run in their new mobile headquarters, players must use a combination of firepower and covert tactics to help XCOM recruit soldiers and build a resistance network, all while attempting to expose the evil alien agenda and save humanity.

XCOM 2 will be available globally for Windows PC on February 5, 2016. XCOM 2 is rated T for Teen by the ESRB.

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