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XCOM®: Enemy Within
Windows PC, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from
Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system
Mature (Blood and Gore, Strong Language, Violence)
November 12, 2013 (North America)
XCOM®: Enemy Within
is the expansion to the 2012 Game of the Year
award-winning strategy game
XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
Enemy Within adds an incredible array of new abilities,
upgrades and weapons to combat new enemy and alien threats. This
expansion pack also introduces new maps, new tactical and strategic
gameplay, and new multiplayer content providing a fresh new
New Soldier Abilities: Research a new alien
technology to advance the capabilities of your operatives:
Gene Mods: Construct the Genetics Lab to
physically enhance your operatives’ abilities including
augmentations to the chest, brain, eyes, skin, and legs.
MECs: Build the Cybernetics Lab to enable the
construction of the new Mechanized Exoskeletal Cybersuit, or MEC.
The new MEC Trooper class has specialized abilities and each suit
can be upgraded with new weapons including the flamethrower and
New Weapons and Equipment: Give your operatives an
extra tactical edge with new projects from your engineering team
and the Foundry.
New Enemy Threats: Adopt new tactics to counter
the threats from two new alien classes including the Mechtoid.
New Strategic Resource: A valuable new alien
resource, known as MELD, has been released onto the landscape
providing access to new research and upgrades.
New Tactical Challenges and Maps: New tactical
challenges are introduced across an additional 47 maps.
New Multiplayer maps, units, and abilities: Create
your custom squad from a wider array of options and dominate your
opponent in intense, one-on-one, turn-based matches.
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Firaxis Games™ is one of the world’s premier game
development studios, and home of legendary designer Sid Meier.
Firaxis has developed some of the most successful and award-winning
computer and video games on the market today including: the award
Sid Meier’s Civilization® V for the PC, and the
critically acclaimed expansion packs
Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World and
Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Gods and Kings, as well
Sid Meier’s Civilization® Revolution™ for
console, iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad® and Nintendo DS,
2005 PC Game of the Year -
Sid Meier’s Civilization IV®, the expansions
Civilization IV: Warlords®, Civilization IV: Beyond The
Civilization IV: Colonization™, the blockbuster
Sid Meier’s Civilization® III series,
Sid Meier’s Pirates!® (PC, Xbox® and
PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system),
Sid Meier’s SimGolf™ and
Sid Meier’s Railroads!™. Firaxis legacy titles
Sid Meier's Civil War Series!™ (
South Mountain), and the
Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri® series. In 2005,
Firaxis Games was acquired by Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.,
joining its 2K publishing label. The company has just released
XCOM®: Enemy Unknown for Windows PC, the Xbox 360®
video game and entertainment system from Microsoft,
PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, iPhone, iPad and
iPod touch to much critical acclaim. Firaxis has just
released their first titles exclusively for iPad and iPhone;
Haunted Hollow™ and Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol™.