Earlier this week, 2K Games released half of a trailer for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. The video showed an Agent Cole, played by Dominic Monaghan (Merry in the Lord of the Rings movies and Charlie in Lost), typing up a report on something called the “Pima Incident. Presumably this incident was an alien invasion, and perhaps the same one teased in the first Bureau teaser and a more recent, more creepy, one. The trailer was cut short at a certain point, and viewers were prompted to tweet out whether they wanted Cold to #GrabTheGun or #GrabTheBottle to deal with the depressing report.
Today, 2K has revealed the winner of the vote and the second half of the choose-your-own-ending trailer. The hashtag #GrabTheBottle won narrowly with 51% of the vote. The second half of the trailer begins with Cole taking a strong drink straight from the bottle and ends with yet another cliffhanger. Fans don’t get to vote this time, but the next trailer has been teased for Friday, July 26.
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is a third-person shooter set in the XCOM series. It depicts 60s-era XCOM agents as they battle the alien invasion and try to cover it up. The game’s combat incorporates some strategy elements seen in last year’s XCOM: Enemy Unknown, allowing players to position squadmates on the battlefield and use various abilities.