New trailer hints at XCOM shooter reveal on April 26

A new trailer has emerged from Veritas MCMLXII pointing toward an impending relaunch of the XCOM shooter. This trailer isn't quite as detailed, but as with any conspiracy theory, it's what you don't see at first that is more important.

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A new trailer has emerged from Veritas MCMLXII pointing toward an impending relaunch of the XCOM shooter. This trailer isn't quite as detailed, but as with any conspiracy theory, it's what you don't see at first that is more important. The trailer is innocuous enough. Kid on a bike in 1962, with a card in the spokes of his wheels. Then near the end, the bike is on the ground and he is raptly staring into the sky. Something is coming to Suburbia. And if you look on the right edge of the frame at the 0:16 second mark, you see April 26 and 2K.

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So coming this Thursday, you can expect something from 2K Games about "What happened in '62." It will probably be the rebranding of XCOM to The Bureau, based on a few domains Take-Two grabbed two weeks ago.
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    April 23, 2013 10:21 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, New trailer hints at XCOM shooter reveal on April 26.

    A new trailer has emerged from Veritas MCMLXII pointing toward an impending relaunch of the XCOM shooter. This trailer isn't quite as detailed, but as with any conspiracy theory, it's what you don't see at first that is more important.

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      April 23, 2013 10:23 AM

      I got excited when I read this because my eyes automatically some how avoided the "shooter" part. Then I saw it and got sad.

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        April 23, 2013 11:08 AM

        why cant the xcom franchise have a shooter spin off?

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          April 23, 2013 11:16 AM

          I'll answer your question with a question -

          Why SHOULD there be a Xcom shooter spin off?

          Isn't the market flooded enough with shooters that fall flat? Even Bioshock Infinite (a game I LOVED all around) would have probably been better with less "shooter" elements to it. The strategy game was fantastic. Why muck things up by tossing in, what will probably end up being, a mediocre shooter at best? Just give me some more DLC.

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            April 23, 2013 12:59 PM

            Just because you don't want one, doesn't mean there isn't a market for one. The setting is and premise shown is unique enough to carve out a niche in the market.

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              April 23, 2013 3:04 PM

              Ahh right the niche market of aliens invading and men shooting them to death.

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                April 23, 2013 3:33 PM

                Well if thats your argument, you could change a few words and apply it to bioshock infinte that you loved so much.

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                  April 23, 2013 3:40 PM

                  I don't deny that, and I said that above.

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                    April 23, 2013 3:44 PM

                    But also, Bioshock has ALWAYS been a shooter at its core. XCom has been well known to be a mostly strategy based series. Why need to tie it to the XCom series at all? They are already "rebranding" it away from it's original XCom name. If this had come out from the start as The Buerau, I would probably have no issues with it, but when you slap the name XCom on it, and it looks nothing like an amazing game that came out a few months ago and more like a typical shooter, sorry if I don't see the need for it.

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                      April 24, 2013 5:49 AM

                      People seem to forget that it wasn't just a straight up shooter. It also had squad based tactical gameplay mechanics. Watch from 10 minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gybq7GrR6mU

                      But we will have to agree to disagree, as long as you stay faithful in someway to the original game i don't see why you cant spin off into new genres.

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          April 23, 2013 11:21 PM

          Because it's not gonna be Raven Shield with aliens and plasma rifles.

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      April 23, 2013 11:39 AM

      If it contains a lot of the old features they touted for it I would not mind this game. If it just becomes a mindless shooter... no thanks.

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      April 23, 2013 2:54 PM

      just don't call it XCOM and turn it into a decent shooter-economy-management-sim-Hybrid


      plz k thx bai

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      April 23, 2013 4:03 PM

      Any news on the rumored Terror from the Deep expansion for Enemy Unknown?

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        April 23, 2013 11:19 PM

        This is all I care about when it comes to xcom

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        April 23, 2013 11:35 PM

        Ohgodsno. Nonononono. Cruiseshipswhy. No. Nope. Don't want. * N U K E D *

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