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The Art of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

05/08/2013 15:23 BST | Updated 04/10/2013 10:12 BST

A few weeks ago I visited the 2K Marin studio in San Francisco to take a look at The Bureau: XCOM Declassified.

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Whilst I was there I had the opportunity to talk with Jeff Weir who is the Art Director on The Bureau. We talked about the game, his influences, and even about the ship The Avenger.

The year is 1962, JFK is President and the Cold War has the nation gripped by fear - but a far more powerful and insidious enemy than communism is threatening America. Known only to a select few, a top-secret government unit called The Bureau begins investigating and concealing a series of mysterious attacks by an otherworldly enemy. As special agent William Carter, players call the shots, pull the trigger and lead their squad in a gripping third-person tactical shooter set within a high-stakes, covert war to protect humanity. The Bureau has been erasing the truth for decades. The time will come for the truth to be revealed.

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Here is part one of the interview with Jeff (and take a look at some of the amazing artwork behind him during the interview):

And here is part two:

And stay tuned for more soon from my 2K Marin visit, if the Bureau allow us to publish it.