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Friday, February 22, 2008

GDC Announces Gears of War 2 in November

Posted By on Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 8:30 AM

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The future of video games hangs in the balance at this year's Game Developers Conference, and that future will be full of hulking alien nemeses and blood-soaked chainsaw/assault rifles. It was announced at GDC this week that Xbox 360's exclusive title Gears of War 2 will be released some time this November. View the trailer, then click "More" for the full skinny. -- ASD Staff Report

Gears of War 2 Announced

Providing a dramatic close to Microsoft's 2008 Game Developers Conference keynote address, lead designer Cliff Bleszinski of Epic Games announced that the heroic saga of Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad will continue exclusively on Xbox 360 this fall withGears of War® 2.

This highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster Gears of War delves deeper into humanity's struggle for survival against the nightmarish Locust Horde, and takes the high-definition visuals to a whole new level.

"To our team the original game was just a tease, the appetizer to the Gears of War characters and new style of gameplay. We were so amped to get to the next chapter, and dig deeper into the universe of this franchise," said Bleszinski. "Gears of War 2 is an even bigger, better, and more badass experience than the first game, and we can't wait to get it in the hands of eager gamers this November."

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Gears of War 2 continues the story of Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad, locked in an increasingly desperate battle against the nightmarish Locust Horde for the survival of humanity. Gears of War 2 is an larger-than-life saga of survival, loss, and retribution.

Gears of War 2 is developed by Epic Games for Microsoft Game Studios and joins a growing list of must-have Xbox 360 exclusives. Look for Gears of War 2 when it storms onto retail shelves this November.

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