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Real time-ish tactical combat in The Bureau: XCOM Declassified trailer

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified fuses third-person shooting with turn-based strategy. The XCOM name implies tactical excellence, and this newest trailer from developer 2K Marin shows how the game's "Battle Focus" mode keeps the fight moving and commands flowing.

Players can slow the action to a snail's pace to direct squadmates, but unlike The Bureau's bird's-eye cousin, the battle never stops completely. If you want to keep your AI-controlled buddies from the jaws of permanent death, you'll have to stay aware and active at all times.

The Bureau will release on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on August 20 in North America and August 23 internationally. Check out our most recent preview for more info.

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.