The release of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is less than a month away now, and 2K Games is focusing its marketing on a series of cryptic live-action trailers. Earlier this week, half of a trailer was released, with the events of the second half of the trailer dependent upon fans tweeting whether they wanted the clip’s character to grab a gun or a bottle of booze (they chose the booze).
Today, another trailer starring Dominic Monaghan (Merry in the Lord of the Rings movies and the guy from Drive Shaft in Lost) as Agent Cole has been released. This time, instead of sitting at a desk and dramatically using a typewriter, Cole is in the field and in over his head. He reports back to his commander that he’s “spotted one,” presumably referring to an extraterrestrial. By the end of the clip, the fate of Cole is entirely unclear.
The Bureau will hit stores on August 23. Though the game is a third-person shooter set within the 60s of the XCOM series, it also features a “battle focus” mode that introduces several tactical elements seen in last year’s XCOM: Enemy Unknown.