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Outsiders Invade Pima, New Mexico In Latest Trailer (Easter Eggs Added)

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:

  • Josh Straub
  • Andrew Ablong
  • Jonathan Holman
  • Chris Chambers
  • Jessie Scott
  • Zachary Hedden
  • Rick VanderLeest
  • Jon Keyes

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:

  • 00:36 – Something walks behind the curtain
  • 00:38 – Morse code can be heard... can any of you figure out what it says?
  • 00:59 – An Outsider alien can be clearly seen
  • 01:05 – There’s a lot going on in the 1-second blip (some of it has been pieced together in the comments... though not all of it, we think)
  • 00:06 & 00:44 – Photo of boy and his father on top of TV (Is this the hint that 2K was talking about? We're not sure.)
  • 01:27 – Silhouette that might not be human can be seen in the window’s reflection on the TV (We've seen the bike on its side in the Burn Room trailer, this seems like bad news.)


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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.

  • :38 seconds you see someone go by the break in the curtains, alien or agent? at 1:01 you get a slightly better look.
  • Anybody else see the website for the game was the name of the channel when they had the technical difficulties screen?
  • 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.

  • Is "Broch" the actor who will be featured later? That's all I could see in terms of a name tease, that and KNOV in the ch2KNOV.com, which just leads to the game's website. Also, the next video is coming in two days, July 21. It shows the date on the quick flash of the error screen before the We'll Be Right Back screen. I just couldn't figure out the damn song at the end! All I got out of it was "...play outside, play outside..."

    All I could find about Broch, as in the Broch's Soda ad, is Nicolai Cleve Broch, a 37-year-old Norwegian actor whose work I'm unfamiliar with. However, the Wiki page says he's like the Matt Damon of Norway so he must be dreamy. And as for the actor tease, maybe it could be the pictures on top of the TV? You get a pretty decent look at who might be Kevin's dad at the start and near the 1:00 minute mark of the video. Or maybe its not that hidden and the actor tease is Kevin's mom? Or the Big Show, of wrestling fame, seeing as how Orbit emphasizes the words during his intro. But then again, he is a clown.
  • 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.

  • There's a flash that shows the date 7/21 and the time 13:55 (1:55pm). Perhaps this is the time for the next trailer.
  • I'm liking these Live Action trailers alot. Wish I didn't cancel my pre-order. Time to go renew it.

    Also, I kinda wish the FPS version had still been a thing. That was first reveled, what, back in 2009?
  • 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

  • Here is what i have for the song.
    (I have lots of listening to disney songs experience)
    Each DA is one unidentified syllable.

    Let's Go Outside DA_DA_DA_DA_DA_DA,
    In the sky, way up high!
    Space Cadets are mighty fine!

    Hopes this info comes in handy some day.
    EDIT: Just wanted to add that Orbit the clown has a US flag on his sleeve, like on a soldier's uniform. Undercover Agent? Agent's day job?
  • Dominic Monaghan!!!!!!

    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

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