Microsoft and Epic today announced that Gears of War will be available in (Dutch) stores from November 17. What do you say? Does that date sound familiar to you? That could very well be true, because the PlayStation 3 will also be released on the same day. Gears of War is the killer app for the Xbox 360 this fall, so it’s a smart move that Microsoft is releasing the game on that day.
The game will be available in two versions, the regular edition and the Limited Edition. This includes as extras, among other things, an artbook entitled “Destroyed Beauty”.
In Gears of War, you play as prisoner Marcus Fenix against a new breed of enemies called the ‘Locust Horde’. Gears of War is a third person shooter that uses the Unreal 3 engine. The game has scored high during the last E3, especially the graphics. Lifelike characters, a world that is fully interactive to use (coverage becomes very important in the game) and an AI that is unsurpassed should make Gears of War a real killer game.
Gears of War will be released for Xbox 360 on November 17th.