2K Games today announced that a free playable dem of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, is now available for Windows PC on Steam.Gamers who download the demo will be able to check out two levels of the single-player campaign, learning how to use the controls and tactics during the tutorial. The two tutorial missions will also introduce players to the XCOM base, where soldier training and researching alien technology takes place.
A demo version for the PS3 and Xbox 360 is expected shortly as well.
Gamers who pre-order the game digitally will also get access to the Elite Soldier Pack bonus upon launch, which includes:
- 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 fully modernized.
- 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.
A special edition of XCOM: Enemy Unknown for PC (MSRP $59.99) will be available at participating retail locations. This special edition will contain a copy of the game for PC and a number of unique XCOM items, including an art book; fold-out poster of the XCOM headquarters; XCOM insignia patch; and a collection of digital bonus assets such as desktop wallpaper, soundtrack and more.