Fans of classic strategy series X-COM will be in for a treat later this year, as Firaxis Games' XCOM: Enemy Unknown will arrive on October 9th in North America and the 12th everywhere else. XCOM: Enemy Unknown is the accurate tactical revival of the classic (unlike the FPS XCOM), and will launch on the PC, PS3, and 360 at the same time in October. Firaxis and 2K Games are investing heavily into the PC version to make sure it is as true to the roots as possible, and is even going so far as to make a PC-exlusive special edition of the game. Shelling out $60 will net you an art book, poster of the in-game headquarters, an insignia patch, and various digital goodies like a wallpaper and soundtrack. The digital version will just have the game, but it is not known how much that will set you back.
Pre-ordering XCOM: Enemy Unknown will grant you the Elite Soldier Pack, which has an exclusive recruit based on a character from the first game, X-COM: UFO Defense, and customization options for your troops. Hopefully every retailer will include that pre-order bonus and it is not limited to a certain store, but we have to wait for more information.