There’s only one way to truly add sparkle to a game’s release and that’s preorder initiatives! If you’re eagerly anticipating the arrival of XCOM: Enemy Unknown and want to prove it, you’ll be rewarded with special (retailer approved) bonuses. These bonuses include things like in-game decals, options for squad color customization and even an XCOM: UFO Defense inspired squadmate that will probably affect the game as much as the aforementioned visual alterations. Cowabunga!
The special edition PC version was also announced and for $59.99 you’ll get the usual special edition fare including an art book, a poster, the game’s soundtrack and a wallpaper for your desktop. You’ll even get a cool XCOM patch that you can put on that empty Letterman’s jacket that continues to haunt you from your closet. You may not have earned any significant extra-curricular achievements in high school, but you’ll always be significant in the eyes of Team XCOM!
All fun-loving sarcasm aside, I’m really excited for this game and can’t wait to show off my special edition schwag to the new German friends I hope to make after my move. And if I don’t make any friends, that means more time for XCOM!