The Bureau: XCOM Declassified regroups on the Xbox 360 with its first new downloadable missions, which will be exclusive to that platform. In it, players will explore events before the extraterrestrial attack on Groom Range that kicked off the main game's story.
In an early mission of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, a deer clattered across the pavement of a wrecked college town's main drag as I took my orders. It paused and looked at me, and I at it. Even before this invasion, that deer's world was under constant threat from death-dealing technology beyond its comprehension.…
Video game permadeath is not a concept unique to XCOM but it has, perhaps, its most visceral application in that series. Like its predecessors, if one of your men die in The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, that is it. He is gone for good. This can be a tragedy. Or, in the case of this video, a comedy.
For my first-ever preview on Kotaku, I sat down with The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. If you played XCOM: Enemy Unknown and weren't happy with the lack of three-piece suits, or Mass Effect style conversation wheels, then this is the XCOM you've been looking for.
Below you can find a livestream with new gameplay for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, straight from the developers. It'll last thirty minutes to an hour.
The XCOM shooter is looking less like a shooter and more like an XCOM every day.
The official web presence for the shooter/RPG variant of XCOM, a reboot concept that never seemed to capture gamers' imagination from the moment it was announced in 2010 through its E3 2011 appearance, and several delays thereafter, has been taken down and, further, the game's YouTube videos also have been set to…