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Real time-ish tactical combat in The Bureau: XCOM Declassified trailer

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified fuses third-person shooting with turn-based strategy. The XCOM name implies tactical excellence, and this newest trailer from developer 2K Marin shows how the game's "Battle Focus" mode keeps the fight moving and commands flowing.


Players can slow the action to a snail's pace to direct squadmates, but unlike The Bureau's bird's-eye cousin, the battle never stops completely. If you want to keep your AI-controlled buddies from the jaws of permanent death, you'll have to stay aware and active at all times.

The Bureau will release on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on August 20 in North America and August 23 internationally. Check out our most recent preview for more info.

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3 comments

  • ZeeCaptain - June 28, 2013 12:25 a.m.

    That looked.... easy. I hope that they were using easy mode or a dev mode, I know I'm asking for trouble when I say this but I want this to be pretty challenging. I'm willing to try Xcom in this new medium but I still expect 2K to put out that Enemy Unknown DLC they were talking about early this year.
  • Dehumanization - June 27, 2013 5:15 p.m.

    If this happened in the past...then why did i have to reresearch plasma weapons and the aliens in Xcom Enemy Unknown...should of been called XCOM: Enemy Returns Xp
  • ObliqueZombie - June 27, 2013 noon

    Well, I am officially interested. It was cool to see this whole thing played out without the player firing a single shot.

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