The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Available Today

In a press release put up today, 2K and 2K Marin have announced that The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is now available throughout North America and will become internationally available on August 23rd, 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.

The game is a third-person tactical shooter and places the players in the "boots of a battlefield commander" in the thick of combat.

"The Bureau: XCOM Declassified demands tactical thinking and intelligent play, and rewards players with real challenges and real consequences," said Morgan Gray, development director at 2K Marin. "With permadeath for squad mates and the tense decision-making that XCOMgames are known for, The Bureau stays true to its roots while giving players a new way to experience the XCOMuniverse."

2K and 2K Marin, makers of BioShock 2, announced today that The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is now available in North America and will be available internationally on August 23, 2013 for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. The Bureau is a daringly different blend of the strategy and action genres, resulting in a challenging tactical shooter that's refreshingly deep, original, and according to Game Informer, "worthy of the XCOM name."

"The Bureau: XCOM Declassified demands tactical thinking and intelligent play, and rewards players with real challenges and real consequences"

"In 2012 Firaxis' XCOM: Enemy Unknown blazed a trail for the XCOM brand, which is an important part of 2K's growing portfolio," said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. "Today, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified paves the way for continued expansion of the beloved XCOMuniverse."

Set in 1962 at the height of the Cold War, The Bureau tells the origin story of the clandestine XCOM organization, the covert war it led against a mysterious enemy, and its efforts to erase the truth about the alien threat. As a third-person tactical shooter, The Bureau delivers a new experience using the classic XCOM formula by taking players out of the familiar god-like view of strategy games and dropping them into the boots of a battlefield commander in the thick of combat. Players assume control of special agent William Carter, and command their squad mates using an innate "Battle Focus" ability to develop and execute calculated, tactical plans in real-time. As our last line of defense, the player's every command can mean the difference between life and death for Carter, his squad and mankind.

"The Bureau: XCOM Declassified demands tactical thinking and intelligent play, and rewards players with real challenges and real consequences," said Morgan Gray, development director at 2K Marin. "With permadeath for squad mates and the tense decision-making that XCOMgames are known for, The Bureau stays true to its roots while giving players a new way to experience the XCOMuniverse."

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and is available now for Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows PC. For more information on The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, subscribe on YouTube, become a fan on Facebook, follow 2K on Twitter and visit the official web site at http://erasethetruth.com. To watch a live action video series based on The Bureau, visit the official YouTube playlist.

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Topics Xbox 360, Gaming, 2K, Release, Take Two, PlayStation 3, Windows PC
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