XCOM: Enemy Unknown Release Date Confirmed

By SgtDigglesworth,
All of those who have been awaiting the 'arrival' can now prepare for battle as 2k Games, in conjuction with FIRAXIS Games, have announced the official release date and pre-order bonus for the upcoming XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Before we get to the reveal of the release date, let's take a look at what you will receive when you pre-order the game:

The Elite Soldier Pack

Classic X-COM Soldier:
Players will instantly receive a new recruit in their barracks inspired by the original X-COM: UFO Defense. The iconic soldier with the blonde, flattop hairstyle will return in his full glory, modernized with the rest of the XCOM universe.

Soldier Deco packs:
Players can customize their soldier with several aesthetic upgrades to armor suits, including the new Hyperion and Reaper soldier armor kits.

Complete color customization:
A variety of colors and tints for all armor sets in the game allow players complete control to customize their squad’s look.

Curious to see what you will encounter on your mission to save planet Earth from utter alien annihilation? From FIRAXIS studio comes a developer diary regarding the aliens and enemies you will face on your missions, and the 'Ant Farm' from which you will conduct your operations:

Now, this brings us to the official release date on which gamers will strategically command and thwart the incoming extra terrestrials. Coming this October 9th, you can prepare for war.

We've got the full list of XCOM: Enemy Unknown achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.