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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

Battle Focus Is Your Best Weapon

Now that E3 is over and the next-gen party has wound down just a bit, it's time to remember that there are still exciting games coming for the hardware we already own. One of those is 2K Games' The Bureau: XCOM Declassfied.

When we had hands-on time with it a few weeks ago, we noted that the combat felt inspired by Mass Effect. This is thanks to the title's "Battle Focus," which allows players to command agents on the field and queue up skills. All of this fits within a narrative of secrecy and desperation that provides a backdrop for the action.

In the trailer below, you'll get your first in-action look at how combat with familiar enemies like Sectoids and Mutons will play out. As you can see, smart use of your squad is the difference between life and death.

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified arrives on August 20, 2013, for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

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  • Oh hell yeah Iam loving the cover.This definatly looks like a must buy for me.

  • Really pleased with the way this has turned out. I loved Enemy Unknown but wanted a bit more in-game control, third person style. This is exactly what I was looking for.

  • On a completely unrelated note- he has a Pip-Boy there. ;-)