XCOM’s own China syndrome

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2K has announced the first DLC for XCOM.

In this new set of linked Council missions, gamers will meet an enigmatic Triad operative, divert an alien ship’s course, and do battle with the aliens in the skies over China. The Slingshot Content Pack includes three new maps tied to the Council missions, a new playable squad character with a unique story and voice and new character customization options. The release date and pricing of the Slingshot Content Pack will be announced soon.

Linked Council missions? Like a mini story arc on pre-set maps? Do you play it on its own, or does it just drop into your ongoing game? A new character for your squad? A character they’re making instead of me? It sounds to me like someone at 2K doesn’t get XCOM.

On a related note, you can now buy the option to customize your soldiers’ armor for $5. This was previously only available to folks who pre-ordered XCOM.