2K Marin has announced a release date for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified both in North American and internationally. The origin story of the XCOM universe will release in North America on August 20 and internationally on August 23. The Bureau: XCOM Declassified tells the story of the very first encounter with a mysterious and devastating enemy that the XCOM organization ever had.
Check out the live action trailer and some screenshots after the jump.
The XCOM organization was originally established as a covert defense against the Soviet Union for the United States. Set in 1962 at the height of the Cold War, players will assume the role of agent William Carter. They’ll be able to call the shots and lead their squad of agents in the high-stakes secret war for humanity’s survival. Not only can The Bureau terminate the outside threat, they also have the ability to erase the truth and cover-up the enemy’s existence in order to prevent worldwide panic.
“We’re thrilled about 2K Marin’s refined vision for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “The game has evolved through a creative and iterative development process, and the result is a narrative-driven experience that is smart, engaging, and challenges players to think tactically.”
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified will be releasing for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC this summer.