Tactical strategists will be delighted to watch new gameplay footage from The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, as it shows how you can win a fight without ever firing a single shot yourself.

Using Battle Focus, Agent Carter is able to guide his squad around the battlefield in a state of suspended time. This allows you to be a proficient tactician in The Bureau, and as you can see in the footage above, lets you sit back and guide the action as long as your teammates are experienced enough.

There's a lot to like about the gameplay footage, and 2K is giving us hope this long-delayed and revamped XCOM title will live up to our expectations. With the threat of permadeath lying around every corner, and a spiffy 1960s visual style, we're sure The Bureau will keep us from getting bored in the waning days of summer.

Check out the footage, and let us know if you'll be picking up this sequel when it arrives Aug. 20 on PlayStation 3, PC, and Xbox 360.