The Bureau: XCOM Declassified's first DLC 'Hangar 6 R&D' will be released worldwide exclusively on Xbox 360 starting on October 8, 2K Games has announced.

The $4.99 DLC takes place shortly before Agent Carter's adventures in the main game.

Agent DaSilva had volunteered for a series of psychic experiments at an undisclosed location known by The Bureau as simply Hangar 6. Players will take control of Agent DaSilva and his squad, as they are treated with an elerium-based compound gas in order to visualize and combat the mental defences of another agent infected with the Sleepwalker pathogen.

"From a gameplay perspective, we wanted to maximize the fun of the core squad-based tactical combat of The Bureau, and its unique Battle Focus feature," explained Harley White-Wiedow, lead designer on the new content. "You know, big, hard fights, with experienced, high level agents and perks giving you the sense that when you have that perfect situational awareness, you get in the zone. We took those elements, those skin-of-your-teeth moments, and serve them up on a platter in Hangar 6 R&D.

"Delivering a tactical, tense, and rewarding experience meant cranking up the difficulty. Yes, it's even more difficult than The Bureau, and equally as rewarding! But don't despair - we gave you lots of goodies to play with. DaSilva's got a new series of powers and perks based on his 'plant and trigger' bomb abilities in the level 'Signal from Beyond.' You can choose between those and some of Carter's old standbys in your upgrade path. There's enough experience to level up a couple of agents of every class, so you can mix and match and see what combo is really your style. Ammo and weapons are plentiful - including a new AK-47 and a prototype Microwave Gun that cooks enemies from the inside out. We wanted you to be able to maximize your mastery of third-person tactical XCOM combat while having the opportunity to try something new."

UK pricing for the DLC is yet to be confirmed.

Source: 2K Games Blog