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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Comes To Macs
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 15 comments

TransGaming Inc., in partnership with 2K, has announced the Mac release of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. As an expansion of an ongoing partnership between TransGaming and 2K, TransGaming will publish and distribute the Mac version of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. Described as a third-person tactical shooter the game lets players experience the origin story of the XCOM organization and its war against invading alien species.

“We collaborated with 2K to deliver the same intensity that fans have come to expect from The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, now for the Mac platform,” said Vikas Gupta, CEO of TransGaming. “With sole publishing and distribution rights for the title on Mac, TransGaming continues to solidify its position as a leader in the Mac gaming market with an impressive game portfolio and our innovative Cider technology.”

TransGaming utilized its industry-leading software translation technology, Cider, to bring the game to the Mac platform. Cider allows PC-developed games to be ported to Mac OS X platforms with minimal cost and development resources. Cider has been used to bring numerous AAA games to Mac, that were only previously available on consoles and Windows PC platforms.

Set in 1962 at the height of the Cold War, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified tells the origin story of the underground XCOM organization and its clandestine war against an imposing alien threat. As a third-person tactical shooter, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified delivers a new experience using the classic XCOM formula by taking players out of the familiar god-like view of strategy games and dropping them into the boots special agent William Carter in the thick of combat. Using Carter’s “Battle Focus” ability, players control squad mates and launch calculated attacks in order to advance and gain the upper edge. As the last line of defense, the player’s every command can mean the difference between life and death for Carter, his squad and mankind.

Survive, adapt and overcome the enemy threat

    Uncover the mystery
      Fight through the streets of 1960's America as you uncover the declassified truth behind mankind's first enemy invasion.

    Be the field leader
      Formulate the plan of action, execute well-timed ambushes and flank your attackers to obliterate the threat.

    Tactical Combat
      Enter Battle Focus to slow down time and execute your next move, commanding your squad with a variety of tactical actions.

    No second chances
      Pay the price for mistakes - permadeath will make you value your squad mates more than ever, and make losing one of them all the more painful.

    Strategic reflexes
      Turn an enemy misstep into your strategic advantage. Give tactical commands on the fly to outsmart the enemy and make split-second decisions to save the lives of your squad.

    Customization that counts
      Train each of your squad mates into unique specializations, allowing for a dynamic combination of skills to compliment your play style.
  • Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later
  • Intel Core i series processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 15 GB HD Space
  • 512 MB VRAM
  • AMD HD4870 / NVIDIA 8800GT or better
  • Keyboard and 3 button mouse or Logitech Dual Analog Stick Gamepad
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and is now available for purchase. Learn more at the links below.

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