The release date for the highly anticipated sequel in the Gears of War franchise has been announced along with some intense cover art. Gears of War 4 will drop on October 11th exclusively for Xbox One.
The game will feature a new team of soldiers; JD, Kait, and Del along with some familiar faces in cameo roles. The game will be set 25 years after the events of the original trilogy and follows the story of JD (who would be Marcus Fenix’s son).
The game takes place during “one night in the woods”, Xbox teased, “today’s announcement is set to ignite a chain of upcoming revelations about what’s in store for JD Fenix and the next generation of Gears heroes.”
A beta for the Gear 4 Multiplayer will be available starting April 18th for those who own the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. On April 25th all Xbox Live Gold members will be able to join in the fun up until May 1st when the beta closes.
Gears of War 4 will include features familiar to fans of the series including: split-screen, and a filter for gore and mature language.