The latest, and presumably final, trailer for the highly-anticipated shooter has just been released.

Hitting Xbox One and PC October 11th, the sequel to the acclaimed Gears of War 3 looks set to carry on from where its grizzly, gory, cover-based predecessor left off: As a pulse-pounding exercise in grievous bodily harm.

Below, we’ve taken a in-depth surface level look at what you can expect from the newest instalment in the Gears of War series. But, before you read on – or leave – watch the new trailer, featuring some classic Gears carnage.

Gears of War 4: What Can We Expect?

The Two Honest Guys spent hours absorbed in the beta, and we simply can’t wait for this game to hit.

We are big fans of the Gears of War franchise and are excited to see what we believe is going to be a return to form, after the shaky release of Gears of War: Judgement.

Gears of War 4 promises some new and exciting experiences for passionate fans and newcomers alike. We’ll see Horde 3.0, a new and improved Horde system featuring classic boss battles, base building and a class system. New weapons and game modes have been introduced…

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…but what we are genuinely excited for is the franchise’s return to its darker roots.

From what we can tell – after watching teasers, trailers and gameplay demos – the story will heavily centre around the creepy stylings made famous in Gears of War 1, but lost to the epic scale and shotgun mania of the later games in the series.

This horror element is exciting, as it brings back the campaign to its strongest entry in the series. A story we cannot wait to play.

Gears of War 4 Multiplayer

We loved the Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta.

Why?

Because it’s a mixture of new and old. The new, besides the aforementioned weapons and modes, is the ramped up pace and fluidity.

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No, we aren’t that good. Clip from Youtuber Unleashed FoRCE

For me, it’s a perfect mashup between Gears 3 and Gears Judgement, all without that most hated feature of all: the Sawed-Off Shotgun.

Of course, I do miss the slow-moving way Gears 1 and 2 played, but we still have that in the remastered edition. Although, a remastered 2 would always be welcome too.

What keeps me coming back to this game, though, is the satisfaction you get from playing.

A brutal shotgun kill that leaves your opponent smeared across half the map is something you simply can’t experience in other games. That and the seamless third-person system provides a welcome twist on the shooting genre.

Your average first-person shooter eventually melds into the indistinguishable pile of other generic first-person shooters, but the big, bulky and blood covered game that is Gears of War will always remain standout and unique.

See you on the battlefield, watch out for my two-piece.

 

 

 

 

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