The lights are on
2K Games didn't have a booth at E3 2013, despite huge banners on buildings close to the Los Angeles Convention Center. It's a shame that more people didn't get a chance for hands-on time with the intriguing The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, because as you'll see, it's not your average third-person shooter.
In the newest trailer, 2K Marin is showing off how smart field commanders can work their way through encounters without firing a shot themselves. It's all made possible through the title's "Battle Focus" mechanic. This scene is one that I've played, and even after going through it myself, I'm seeing new tactical options (like using Lift on a turret to give it the benefit of elevation).
The trailer also gives one of the best looks at the smartly designed heads-up display that 2K Marin has implemented. Cooldown timers, available skills, health, and status are all easy to read in the heat of battle.
For an extended look, head over to the official The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Facebook page.
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified arrives on August 20, 2013, for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.
I want to love this game, but the HUD elements seem to be far too much in the way. Also the enemy AI seemed kinda dumb.
Still hoping regardless.
This game's been in development for a real long time!
This isn't looking too bad so far.
I like 2k Marin and enjoyed their take on Bioshock 2, although not as good as Irrational it was still a nice game.. I am extremely looking forward to The Bureau, I've been following it since it was originally announced and was sad when it went ghost and thought it was canceled.
I can imagine their being an achievement/trophy being made for that, making it through a map without firing off a shot yourself.
Looks just as good as the last time I saw it
I really want to, but I just can't really get into this redesign of the first person shooter Xcom game. I would have been happy with the original design, but I will probably check this out, because it does seem pretty interesting.
I sure hope they fix the absolutely terrible A.I. from the first game
Reminds me of Mass Effect... except a lot more tactical.
Nice, looks better than the shady past this game has had would lead me to believe