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Archelon
02-20-2008, 03:50 PM
http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/853/853482p1.html

In a move everybody saw coming, Microsoft officially announced Gears of War 2 during their keynote at GDC. The game will be out in November this year, and it's still a 360 exclusive (at least until it comes out for the PC, anyway). That's pretty much all we know right now.

The teaser trailer showed absolutely nothing, but still somehow managed to remain awesome nonetheless:

http://media.xbox360.ign.com/media/142/14232680/vids_1.html

A lone piece of artwork and the new logo have been released:

http://media.xbox360.ign.com/media/142/14232680/imgs_1.html

Also, like the first game, this one will ship in both a standard edition as well as a Limited Edition:

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/853/853495p1.html

No word yet on just what the Limited Edition will include, but hopefully it will be more impressive than the bare bones one the first game got.

ULTIMATE KASUMI
02-20-2008, 04:54 PM
Can't wait for the campaign. Just hope the mutliplayer is fixed and alot better. It seems Epic took abit over a move that Bungie did and added a clash system. However, it looks like it may work like in DBZ games. Where, when two players clash, they button mash to determine the winner of the clash. Then the winner will get frame advantage and kill the loser.

Quantum9
02-20-2008, 05:12 PM
About time. Here's hoping they tighten the controls, improve the multiplayer, and dammit, ADD FOUR PLAYER CO-OP!!!

Archelon
02-20-2008, 06:50 PM
http://www.gamersyde.com/stream_6268_en.html

This is a demonstration of new things Epic is doing with their UE3 engine. It shows off what may very well end up being new graphical enhancements and features for Gears 2.

TybaltFlux
02-20-2008, 07:04 PM
Yay new Gears, I'm a happy camper.

Mesoian
02-20-2008, 09:44 PM
From what I've heard today:

5 v 5 squad multiplayer.
Tweeked camera angle
Twice as long as Gears 1

We'll see how much of that is true later this year.

Archelon
02-21-2008, 06:56 PM
From what I've heard today:

5 v 5 squad multiplayer.
Tweeked camera angle
Twice as long as Gears 1

We'll see how much of that is true later this year.

So can we get a story with those too?

No?

Mesoian
02-21-2008, 08:18 PM
1up.com podcast. Either yesterday's or the day before's. Probably yesterday's.

Archelon
02-22-2008, 01:21 PM
1up.com podcast. Either yesterday's or the day before's. Probably yesterday's.

No, actually, I was trying to make a joke about how the first game didn't have a story, and so I was requesting that the second one have a story, but in all likelihood, it'll be the same as the first game.

>.>

Bloodsin
02-22-2008, 03:50 PM
No, actually, I was trying to make a joke about how the first game didn't have a story, and so I was requesting that the second one have a story, but in all likelihood, it'll be the same as the first game.

>.>

There was a reason for that, they wanted to make it seem like you were thrown into the middle of the war with very little info to get you thinking. I think was a smart move because it makes the sequel that much more.

Mesoian
02-22-2008, 07:11 PM
No, actually, I was trying to make a joke about how the first game didn't have a story, and so I was requesting that the second one have a story, but in all likelihood, it'll be the same as the first game.

>.>

AH! I misunderstood. Ha.

Actually, there's a funny story behind the lack of story at Epic. Apparently Epic hired a famous author to do the story behind the game. However, to keep up with the frantic pace of the game and not institute any lulls for plot's sake, they ended up removing the meat of it after the campaign's completion.

It kinda shows.

Pliskin
02-23-2008, 10:03 AM
I'm still very interested in Gears. Hopefully MS will sort-out their hardware problems sometime in the next decade.

FinalEVA
02-23-2008, 01:39 PM
I'm still very interested in Gears. Hopefully MS will sort-out their hardware problems sometime in the next decade.

I think they are doing a complete redesign of the h/w, but this game will also come to PC eventually (probably a year later).

Mesoian
02-23-2008, 02:18 PM
That is, if games for windows survives that long.

I swear, it's like some sort of cosmic joke at this point.

FinalEVA
02-23-2008, 09:48 PM
Vista and PC gaming. A sad story.

Smuffy
03-01-2008, 04:22 PM
I think they are doing a complete redesign of the h/w, but this game will also come to PC eventually (probably a year later).

65nm cpu's are out, 65nm gpu's are due sometime this year. Who knows when.

Oh, and I reserved my copy :)

GyrfalconAH64D
03-18-2008, 03:58 AM
oh man Gears 2, hell its about time

Bring it on sucka, this is my kinda shit!

Smuffy
05-16-2008, 07:24 AM
I don't know if this is allowed or not since it's kinda off topic yet kind of on-topic. But my clan is looking for players, snipe skills are a bonus. :P So PM me if you're interested.

Quantum9
05-16-2008, 11:43 AM
Since the topic's been bumped, I may as well give my thoughts on the new details...

Gameplay looks tremendous. Huge, epic battles were what the original was sorely missing, and this seems to have them in spades. CliffyB says that the Brumak is going to be a regular enemy this time around, while most bosses will absolutely dwarf it....that's crazy.

CliffyB also stated that co-op will be "bigger and badder" (will you stop with that tagline? Good Lord...) than before, which basically confirmed four-player. Sweet.