Gears of War 4 and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition announced

Ultimate Edition out this August, Gears 4 next year.

Gears of War 4

Microsoft announced Gears of War 4 and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for Xbox One during its E3 2015 press conference. Gears of War 4 is coming holiday 2016, and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is coming August 25.

The new Gears of War was demoed on stage, following new male and female characters. The two eventually become entangled in a huge storm and rush to shelter for safety. Back outside, they find a courtyard covered in Locust pods, and are eventually met by animal-like Locust creatures, which they proceed to melee and chainsaw to death. Before the enemy gets the best of them.

Find the fact sheet for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition below. A one-week public beta will begin today. You can sign-up at the official Gears of War website.

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

The story of “Gears of War” thrusts gamers into a deep and harrowing battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surfaced from the bowels of the planet. Players live and breathe the role of Marcus Fenix. A disgraced former war hero, Marcus seeks personal redemption as he leads his fire team against an onslaught of merciless warriors from below.

Features

  • Remastered for Dolby 7.1 Surround
  • 90 mins of new campaign content from the original PC game
  • New Xbox Live achievements (1,250 Gamerscore)
  • Concept art gallery and unlockable comics
  • Modernized Multiplayer featuring:
    • 60 frames per second
    • Dedicated servers
    • Skill-based matchmaking
    • New game types – Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill (Gears of War 3 style), and new 2v2 Gnasher Execution
  • Total of 19 maps, including all DLC and PC-exclusive maps
  • 17 unlockable Gears of War 3 characters for Multiplayer progression
  • More Match customization including Actives, Respawn Time, Self-revive and Weapon Respawn
  • Modernized gameplay with smoother movement and updated controls:
    • Alternate Controls and all new Tournament Controls
    • All controls tuned for Xbox One
    • Adding the Gears of War 3 features you love: Enemy Spotting, Multiplayer Tac-Com, Improved sensitivity customization

Watch the first gameplay of Gears of War 4 below and the first screenshots here. View the first screenshots of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition here.

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