XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be available from October 12, 2K has announced.

Those who have pre-ordered the game will receive an elite soldier pack, featuring the Hyperion and Reaper soldier armour kits, a full colour customisation feature for armour sets in the game, and a character from the original XCOM.

The PC-exclusive special edition of Enemy Unknown will feature an art book, fold-out poster, XCOM insignia patch, soundtrack, and more.

In other XCOM news, Take-Two's latest earnings report gives the firm’s controversial XCOM FPS a "fiscal year 2014" date, which puts it between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014.

It was previously delayed from a March 6 2012 release to a “fiscal year 2013” date.