A new trailer for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified arrived on Wednesday, and explained just how dire the situation was for the planet before the covert government agency arrived.

There's a lot to like about everything 2K Games has shown us in regards to The Bureau. The action looks like a lot of fun, and the story has all the hallmarks of a sci-fi classic in the making. With the footage above, we get a better idea of the threats we'll be facing, and the true purpose of the XCOM division.

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is due to arrive on Aug. 20 for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It will be interesting to see if this off-shoot can live up to the XCOM name, and if there's a future in the franchise.