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New Gameplay Trailer for ‘The Bureau: XCOM Declassified’


2K Marin’s XCOM has gone through several mutations since its initial E3 announcement years ago, going from a tough-as-nails FPS to a tactical third-person shooter (the more tactical elements possibly introduced in the wake of Firaxis’ XCOM: Enemy Unknown), but still keeping the early-Sixties Cold War setting.

The new gameplay trailer for the retitled The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, via Joystiq, shows off the game’s new third-person perspective, as well as the initial seeding of the Sectoid menace that has persisted through the years.  While some of the grittiness that pervaded the original FPS trailers seems to have been smoothed over, it’s got all of the horn-rimmed Cold War-era flavor that will make alternate history buffs swoon.

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified will be released August 20, 2013 for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC.