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There's definitely going to be DLC for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified


the bureau light plasma gunThe Bureau: XCOM Declassified doesn't hit store shelves until August 20th for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, but 2K Games and 2K Marin announced their DLC plans for the game post-launch. The first bit of DLC will be a timed exclusive for Xbox 360 owners, and all DLC planned seems to be narrative based, which I assume would mean single-player focused content.

Those of you planning on pre-ordering the game will also get an exclusive mission add-on day one called "Codebreakers". And those that pre-order through GameStop will also get access to the Light Plasma Pistol available exclusively through the retailer.

In addition to the press release contained below, check out a new preview trailer showcasing some of the more tactical elements of The Bureau's unique third-person shooting, and head over to the official Facebook page for a 12-minute look at the type of gameplay you can expect to see when the game hits August 20th.

New York, NY – June 19, 2013 – 2K and 2K Marin, makers of BioShock® 2announced post-launch downloadable content plans today for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified that will see the title supported with updates beyond its August 20, 2013North American release date. The narrative-driven add-on content will expand the declassified origin story of the clandestine XCOM organization and will be available on the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows® PC. The first DLC pack will be available exclusively to Xbox 360 players.

“We take great pride in our track record of providing high-quality post-release content for our games,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “We will continue to expand the XCOM universe by telling original stories set in the paranoia-drenched Cold War era of The Bureau.

“The alternate 1962 universe that we’ve created for The Bureau is vast and there are many more stories to tell about the early days of XCOM,” said Morgan Gray, development director at 2K Marin. “We’re excited that our stories will provide a new perspective on the war effort, much like how our critically acclaimed Minvera’s Den DLC for BioShock 2 allowed us to present a unique perspective of Rapture.”

Players who pre-order The Bureau through any of the participating retailers will receive a bonus campaign side-mission called “Codebreakers.” In this mission, a top secret government communications facility responsible for intercepting and decoding the enemy’s transmissions has gone radio-silent. In a desperate attempt to turn the tides of the secret war, Special Agent Carter and his squad must make contact with personnel in order to bring the facility back online, eliminate any threats, and decrypt the mysterious code.

In addition to the Codebreakers side-mission, those who pre-order The Bureau through GameStop will receive the Light Plasma Pistol as an exclusive in-game item. Early Bureau research into outsider weapons technology has yielded promising results in the form of a prototype light plasma pistol. Not as bulky as its Outsider predecessor, this compact weapon fires condensed bolts of plasma and boasts a vastly improved rate-of-fire, giving players an early edge in the secret war for humanity’s survival.

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified – Xbox 360


Manufacturer: 2K
ESRB Rating: Mature
Platform: Xbox 360
Genre: action_games

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