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2K release comical 'YOLO' trailer for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
Posted: 31.07.2013 13:52 by Simon Priest Comments: 22
XCOM just wouldn't be XCOM without permadeath, and that means rubbish leaders start piling up the body bags. 2K Games has released a new trailer highlighting the perils of Federal agents fighting aliens.

The mantra of 'You Only Live Once' is explored in this probe tongue in cheek teaser for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, which is a third-person tactical squad shooter out late August.

In The Bureau players will be making a lot of trade-off decisions that fans of the series are used to, but it won't be an overhead turn-based XCOM like Enemy Unknown.

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified releases on PC, Xbox 360 and PC August 20th in the US, 23rd in EU.

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By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 31, 2013
herodotus
It does look darned good, but is so darned expensive for those of us with not so much loose change lying around.
Bloody 2K and their ANZ price-gouging.
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Jul 31, 2013
danfreeman
Yolo? YOLO? Who had the idea to use this? This isn`t facebook,next you`re gonna be using swag and hashtags,what the foxtrot !
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jul 31, 2013
JonahFalcon
According to James Bond, you only live twice.
By baszermaszer (SI Veteran Member) on Jul 31, 2013
baszermaszer
Lot of agents will die gruesome deaths under my leadership for sure!
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 31, 2013
herodotus
James Bond never said that Jonah.

To quote from the script:
"Blofeld: James Bond, allow me to introduce myself. I am Ernst Stavro Blofeld. They told me you were assassinated in Hong Kong.
Bond: This is my second life.
Blofeld: You only live twice, Mr. Bond."

Nyah!
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 31, 2013
herodotus
And for those interested in Mr. Bond, the new film is to be released in the UK on October 23rd, 2015.

Totally off-topic...naturlich.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Jul 31, 2013
nocutius
Nice trailer, it gets the point across very well :).
By Mindrax (SI Core) on Aug 01, 2013
Mindrax
It made me want to skip this game even more now :(
Damn, i like X-com franchise but now i'm concerned.
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Aug 02, 2013
Gale47
Wanna explain that, Mindrax?
Your logic seems to evade me.
By Mindrax (SI Core) on Aug 02, 2013
Mindrax
The game seems to be a CS clone in X-Com clothes with permadeath.
I might be completely wrong but that's the feeling i got right now.
But that is my personal thoughts, i hope i'm wrong :)
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Aug 02, 2013
Gale47
Wait, what? CS as in Counter Strike?
If that is the game you are thinking of, then you should feel ashamed at least a bit.
This is a tactical third person shooter with roots deep in the XCOM lore. It's not multiplayer, even. This trailer serves as a comical relief in an otherwise freaky and disturbing game, from what I gather.
I'm hoping that you're thinking of some other CS, though.
By Mindrax (SI Core) on Aug 02, 2013
Mindrax
Well, the devs them self says it is a mix of Deltaforce and Xcom with both FPS and strategy.
Deltaforce and CS are FPS.
So im not all that wrong and you are not all that right :)

http://www.ign.com/videos/2013/07/03/the-bureau-xcom-declassified-dev-commentary

Its of course much more than a straight TPS, i can see that now and maybe this is a good combination. But me personally prefer pure hardcore TBs.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Aug 02, 2013
nocutius
I'd frankly prefer the game to stay the way it was originally intended.
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Aug 02, 2013
Gale47
I don't believe they've mentioned CS. Counter Strike is an online competitive FPS. That is what makes it entirely different from this game.
Delta Force is another thing altogether. A tactical singleplayer shooter.

Well, there is a certain "UFO: Enemy Within" rumour circling the web...
By Mindrax (SI Core) on Aug 02, 2013
Mindrax
They are still shooters, tactical or not.
I prefer TB tactical combat.
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Aug 02, 2013
Gale47
I love both, to be honest :D
And I'm a sucker for cover shooters, even though I play on PC only.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Aug 06, 2013
herodotus
*PC gaming is all there is...end of!*
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Aug 06, 2013
Gale47
What?
By Mindrax (SI Core) on Aug 06, 2013
Mindrax
He is drunk or something :P
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Aug 06, 2013
Gale47
Oh well. Who doesn't get drunk and goes randomly posting stuff around web?
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Aug 07, 2013
herodotus
No, it was not drink, but simply a random statement of fact pertaining to the old PC vs. Console debate. Show some respect for your elders, and dare I say...no I won't.
Over and out!
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Aug 07, 2013
Gale47
Oh, but I didn't mean that I play on PC only because I hate all consoles and stuff.
I have an old PS2 and will probably get PS4, it's just that I like the customizability that gaming on PC allows ^^