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2K Games lifts lid on long-term project by BioShock 2 makers.

Long-awaited The Bureau: XCOM Declassified will hit shelves on August 20th, according to BioShock 2 makers 2K Marin.

The spin-off of the critically acclaimed XCOM: Enemy Unknown has had a bumpy development over the past couple of years, being intially thought of as an FPS, but the team at 2K Marin have gone back to the drawing board for this third-person tactical shooter.

Based during the Cold War era, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified explains the origins of the clandestine XCOM organisation and its first fight with extraterrestrials.

“The Bureau tells the story of XCOM’s mysterious beginnings,” said Morgan Gray, creative director at 2K Marin.

“We’re expanding the universe with a declassified tale of government conspiracy and heroic cover-ups told through third-person tactical gameplay.”

Promising to keep the hardcore edge of the original strategy game, 2K Marin says The Bureau: XCOM Declassified will tell a story full of consequences that depend on your actions.

“The team has been working hard to leverage core XCOM elements like tactical decision-making and permanent death of squad mates in a purposeful way that makes this a unique tactical shooter,” added Gray.

“To that end, The Bureau will challenge players unlike any other third-person tactical shooter.”

Check out the trailer below:

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