Fri, Sep 07, 2012 | 01:53 BST
XCOM: Enemy Unknown Steam pre-orders will progressively unlock rewards
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is now available for pre-order on Steam, and comes with some sweet bonuses – as long as enough people get on board.
Firaxis and 2K are offering three tiers of rewards for those who pre-order on Steam, with each tier unlocked by a set number of purchases.
The first reward is an Elite Soldier Pack – a classic XCOM soldier, soldier deco packs and complete color customization option.
The second is a cross-promotional affair, awarding three items for Team Fortress 2 – crafty hair, a Badlands alien skin for the Pyro and a Vigilant pin. Finally, the third reward is a free copy of Civilization 5.
It’s not clear how many pre-orders are required for each step, but the gauge currently sits at just 9% so go ahead and bully your friends into buying; assuage your consumer guilt by telling yourself you’re building a ready-made multiplayer community.
Visit Steam to pre-order and check the recently-release system requirements. XCOM: Enemy Unknown will also launch on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, on October 11.