Developer Cold Iron Studios has revealed that Aliens: Fireteam Elite will launch on August 24. The game is now available for preorder as well. The upcoming co-op shooter was originally revealed as Aliens: Fireteam. The “Elite” has been tacked on to the game’s title, revealed alongside the official release date. Why the name change? Don’t know, but GameSpot has reached out to ask if there’s a reason.
Alongside a standard edition ($40 USD), Aliens: Fireteam Elite will have a Deluxe Edition ($70) as well. The Deluxe Edition includes the Endeavor Pass (four cosmetic DLC bundles that will release alongside gameplay updates) and the Endeavor Veteran Pack (20 exclusive cosmetic items available at launch). Both the Endeavor Pass and Endeavor Veteran Pack can be purchased separately.
Preordering either edition of Aliens: Fireteam Elite will net you the Hardened Marine Pack for free. The pack contains several cosmetic items, such as the “Chestburster” emote, bandanna item, and digital red camo weapon skin.