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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: 2K Marin
Release Date: Aug. 20, 2013 (US), Aug. 23, 2013 (EU)

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'XCOM' (ALL) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2011 @ 8:34 p.m. PST

Set in 1962 at the height of the Cold War, The Bureau tells the origin story of the clandestine XCOM organisation’s first encounter with a mysterious and devastating enemy.

Earlier this year 2K Games announced the release date for XCOM as being March 6th, 2012, but the latest financial results revealed that Take Two has pushed back the release to its fiscal 2013, which doesn't start until April 1st, 2012. No details were provided explaining the delay, whether it is due to extra development time needed, or to avoid a busy release schedule.

XCOM is a gripping tactical action experience set in mid-century America, where the player leads an elite field team of specialised government agents into battle – combining deep, visceral gunplay with powerful sci-fi abilities. Together, they face a vicious and otherworldly enemy, who conspires to shatter our world and rebuild it in their own image.

Featuring a bold new origin story told from a first-person perspective, XCOM pits Special Agent William Carter and his veteran team against the threat of human extinction. But every enemy is an opportunity – players will strike surgically against the alien menace, capture their technology, and by the science of desperation – turn the invaders’ weapons against them.  Armed with these lethal new tools of war, players will command their squad on XCOM’s front lines: Main Street, USA.

“Every time I think of XCOM it gives me the chills, the kind that come from standing witness to the corruption and destruction of your world as you stand powerless to prevent it,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “I’m pleased to announce today that we will be bringing this experience to an even broader audience when XCOM comes to the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in March 2012.”


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