There has been confusion about the availability of the different editions of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, especially internationally, so here’s the One Thread To Clarify Them All!
First here's a roundup of the different editions of the game:
- PC Special Edition (physical) - In the US, this is the only physical version being sold. It will also be available in most international territories from major retailers.
- PC Standard Edition (physical) - Only available in certain international territories as a lower-cost alternative to the special edition.
- PC Standard Edition (digital) - Digital copies of the game will be the Standard Edition.
- Xbox 360 Standard Edition
- PlayStation 3 Standard Edition
To double-clarify: in the US, if you buy a boxed copy of the PC version of the game from any retailer, it will be the Special Edition because that's the only version we're making a box for. If you buy it digitally (from Steam or any other digital retailer) it'll be the Standard Edition.
Our International teams are currently working to make sure our retail partners in all other countries have XCOM: Enemy Unknown available for pre-order. However, we are not quite there yet! Keep in mind that just because a store doesn't have the game listed yet, doesn't mean you won't be able to pre-order from them.
Our official website is getting a major update in the coming weeks, and when it launches we'll have a page with links taking you directly to retail pages for all the different countries.
The Elite Solder Pack Launch Bonus
As we announced previously, if you pre-order the game, you get guaranteed free access to the "Elite Soldier Pack" DLC. This is a cosmetic-only DLC that we're giving to our first customers as a thank you for supporting us.
This is available internationally. Here are the territories already confirmed to include the Elite Soldier Pack in the first shipment, in box:
- North America
- Nordic Region
- Eastern Europe
- South Africa
- Middle East
- New Zealand
We are still working with our partners in all territories to get XCOM:EU and the Elite Soldier Pack out to as many people as possible. If your country is not listed, please leave us a note or check back for updates in the coming weeks. This thread will be updated as the country list expands.