New XCOM Declassified Trailer Teases Story, CharactersBy: Sean Patterson - July 17, 2013
The release of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is less than one month away, and 2K Games is ramping up its marketing for the title.
Over the past few months, trailers for The Bureau have focused heavily on the title’s gameplay. Though the game is a third-person shooter, it shares some influences from its predecessor, turn-based strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Players will be able to shoot aliens with a variety of exotic weaponry, but the game also offers some strategy through the use of a “Battle Focus” menu that allows players to order their AI squadmates to take new positions, throw ordinance, taunt enemies, set up turrets, or focus fire a target.
Today’s new trailer isn’t about gameplay, though. The new video highlights a bit of the story behind The Bureau, introduces a few field agents who are tasked with keeping an alien invasion secret, and shows off just how powerful the aliens in the game can be: