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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Dated For August

…A whole new experience within the XCOM universe…

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2K has announced today that The Bureau: XCOM Declassified will be released on August 20th, 2013 in North America and August 23rd, 2013 internationally. XCOM: Enemy Unknown was developed by Firaxis Games and rebooted the classic franchise, the devs state now that ‘The Bureau’ will deliver a new experience within the XCOM universe.

Set in 1962 at the height of the Cold War, The Bureau tells the origin story of the clandestine XCOM organisation’s first encounter with a mysterious and devastating enemy. Originally established as America’s covert defense against the Soviet Union, The Bureau must adapt and overcome a threat unlike anything the world has faced before. As special agent William Carter, players will call the shots and pull the trigger, leading their squad of agents in the high-stakes secret war for humanity’s survival. Paramount to repelling the outside threat is The Bureau’s ability to cover-up the enemy’s existence in order to prevent worldwide panic.

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In the spirit of the XCOM franchise, The Bureau’s calculated combat design requires players to think and act tactically. The game’s third-person perspective gives the player a sense of spatial awareness and grants them the freedom to transition in and out Carter’s unique Battle Focus ability seamlessly – heightening the tactical shooter action. The Bureau also fully embraces the concept of permanent consequence. As our last line of defense, every command can mean the difference between life and death for Carter, his squad and mankind.

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified can be pre-ordered today at all participating retailers. Those who pre-order will receive the Codebreakers side-mission as a bonus. In this special campaign side-mission, a communications facility responsible for intercepting and interpreting the enemy’s transmissions has gone dark. Special Agent Carter and his squad must make contact with any remaining personnel and investigate the incident.

Look out for more news in the coming weeks.

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  • http://twitter.com/KrisWB Kristian W-Bennett

    I got to see XCOM gameplay footage and get a hands on at ComicCon in San Diego last year. They also provided lunch and a beer. I hope they will be back at #SDCC again this year… :)