Microsoft revealed Gears of War 5 during their E3 2018 conference on Sunday with a story trailer featuring some gameplay. It was the first look at Gears of War 5 ever.
The trailer concluded with a 2019 release window for the game. Check out the trailer below, which features a cinematic clip taken straight from the game:
The reveal picked up with a scene from the game with the main character Kait (voiced by Laura Bailey) mourning the loss of a friend after battle. She gets into a dispute with her captain after revealing she's been receiving messages from her grandmother's necklace and wants to head north to find answers. Del Walker (voiced by Eugene Byrd) accompanies Kait on her journey and heads out against her captain's orders.
Later in the reveal we see some gameplay showing Kait hammering some monsters with a giant club and mowing down enemies with a variety of guns.
A post-conference Xbox News post revealed that like previous games in the Gears of War franchise, you can choose to play Gears of War 5 either solo or through online/split-screen co-op.
The post also revealed the return of music composer Ramin Djawadi, who worked on previous Gears games as well as the scores for television shows like Game of Thrones and Westworld.
Gears of War 5 is coming to both the Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs sometime in 2019.
In other Gears-related E3 news, Microsoft also revealed the mobile game Gears Pop! during their press conference, as well as the tactical RPG Gears Tactics, which looks something along the lines of an XCOM game. Gears Pop! is coming to both iOS and Android devices in 2019, while Gears Tactics will be a Windows 10 exclusive.
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