Gears of War is one of those landmark franchises that became massively influential. While it paid dues to desaturated hues and clanky meathead lugs with arms thicker than their machismo, it redefined cover-based shooters to the point it was seen as a progenitor of the genre. It was not remotely close to the first, yet it was with fluid motions and super-drab surrounds that it turned it into a danceform.
And we’re getting another.
Long time fans and those who pay attention to things like announcements might already know, but we’re getting a new Gears of War game: Gears of War 4, the fifth game in the series. Gears of Four will follow the story of JD Fenix, Kait and Del as they battle a new enemy that promises to be their toughest assignment yet.
Players with an itch to chainsaw their fellow meatbags will be happy to know they’re now able to spend 139 of their Australian Dollars on the Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition, which they can preorder RIGHT NOW ahead of the global release of the game on October 11th. Preordering will actually get these players an advance of four days access to the game, as well as a bunch of exclusive VIP content so they can affirm their VIP status.
This particular bundle also includes the season pass for the game, which promises to be a way to get the additional content that will be available at some point after the game is out.
If you’re hoping to preorder the regular version for $99.95 and hoping to sneak into the early days of the game like them VIPs above, not so fast – you’ll have to wait until the 11th of October for your chance to kill things – probably things referred to as The Swarm, which could mean they’re related to the Kryll. This is absolute speculation and is probably wrong. Except the bits before we referred to the Kryll.
There’s plenty some detail on the Xbox Store, and in other places.