The Bureau: XCom Declassified Trailer Screams YOLO!

In an XCom world of permadeath, You Only Live Once.

The last couple of promo trailers for The Bureau: XCom Declassified haven’t exactly been upbeat affairs. Death, despair, darkness, loss of hope; it’s a cold, hard world. But hey, baby – YOLO!

The latest (and, dare I say, greatest) trailer for The Bureau takes a bit of a different look at what happens when permadeath is combined with the curse of epically bad leadership. As you might imagine, it’s not good. You only live once, kid. Whoops.

The video is wonderfully amusing, but not everyone is amused. A surprisingly large number of comments on YouTube are negative, calling it a horrible trailer or saying that 2K Games doesn’t know its audience, and one user has actually threatened to cancel his preorder. Maybe it’s all ironic, but I suspect some people are perhaps taking it a little more seriously than they should. Come on, man – YOLO!

The Bureau: XCom Declassified comes out on August 20 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

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