When 2K Games re-introduced its XCOM third person shooter as The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, there was still some doubt as to how committed they were to the original premise. Set during the Cold War in 1962, this new live-action trailer is set just before “The Burn Room” and showcases a fun little TV show called “Orbit the Clown”. Of course, things quickly turn dark as the invasion begins.
The Bureau will have players assuming the role of Agent William Carter who works for a secret government organization and assembles a team to fight off the invaders that have mysteriously appeared. We don’t know if Orbit the Clown will be a team member. For that matter, we’re not sure he’s still alive.
Regardless, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is at least deeply committed to its premise. We’ll see how the final game comes out when it releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on August 20th in North America and August 23rd in Europe.