The lights are on
2K Games and its 2K Marin studio have heard the cries of fans clamoring for more back story for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. After the success of The Burn Room, 2K Games has decided to flesh out the story of an alien attack on Pima, New Mexico.
In the first in a multi-part series, you'll see life just moments before (and during) the first phase of the incursion. There are a number of easter eggs peppered throughout (just like in The Burn Room). The difference is that many of these hint at things to come.
We'll update this story later with the full list, but we wanted to give you a chance to puzzle out the mystery. We can give you some hints, though.
First, there is a big name actor who will be featured later on. No, I'm not talking about Stephen Brand (The Scorpion King) who plays protagonist William Carter in the Burn Room trailer. I'm not even talking about Chase Johnston who plays young Kevin (he was in an Oreo commercial).
We're told there is a hint somewhere in the video, and if you are very clever, you might even figure out when the next video will be revealed. Yesterday, we ran a contest, which tasked readers to translate a message in morse code. Given the challenge of converting the dots and dashes by ear, we also hid a graphical version of the code on the page (in the line break underneath the picture of the lighter).
We had a number of entrants, but we could only pick eight winners to take home one of the lighters. They are:
We'll be contacting you soon for shipping information. Congratulations!
Finally, Morse the Martian (the marionette featured on the television) is available on eBay. Proceeds will be donated to charity.
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified will arrive on August 20 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.
Here is the list of easter eggs:
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MAN I spent a good portion of my day trying to figure it out but fell short in the end. Maybe I will do better next time Congrats to all the winners. Thanks Mike and everyone at gameinformer for giving me a chance.
It's probably a good thing I wasn't fortunate enough to win. I might have felt compelled to take up smoking!
Totally stoked, that's a really cool lighter. I'm really looking forward to this game too, like many, I was hesitant at first but really like the direction they took with this one.
Congrats to the winners! And that first part to the mini-series was excellent.
Ha, awesome trailer.
I've always been a sucker for a good live action commercial series, especially when they put in a good amount of work like Far Cry 3's live action series. Definitely excited to see more!
I like the trailer gives realism to the game.
2KNOV.com takes you to the game's website
The message was "OH BOY OH BOY ASTEROIDS". If only I knew that the morse was underneath the picture of the lighter. I had to use a translator cus, I dont know morse code.
Please stop posting snippets of Penny Wise-The Dancing Clown. I won't be able to sleep.
That clown is effing creepy.
Thanks Mike and Game Informer!:D
I figured it out guys!
In the test pattern, there is a twitter handle.
I tracked it down, it is him.
Any prize for me? 0_0
So many easter eggs