Gears of War 2 – Confirmed for November

Silicon Knights still not playing nice with Epic though...

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Microsoft has confirmed that the sequel to Epic's 2006 blockbuster, Gears of War, will be coming to the Xbox 360 in November.

The news of Gears 2 came from Epic lead designer, Cliff Bleszinski, as he took the stage at the end of Microsoft’s Game Developers Conference keynote in San Francisco.

“To our team the original game was just a tease, the appetiser 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”, Bleszinski uttered. “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.”

Microsoft also took the opportunity to showcase Fable 2 and Ninja Gaiden II, as well drawing attention to some upcoming Xbox Live games in the following written announcement.

Also in the announcement is mention of Silicon Knights' upcoming shooter/all-round action romp Too Human. It looks suspiciously like Silicon Knights could or would not share a stage with Epic, however. Too Human was instead showcased during a separate event before the keynote.

Silicon Knights is embroiled in an ongoing spat with Epic over the licensing of its Unreal Engine 3. The fallout has gone as far as court, with Silicon Knights having recently subpoenaed other licensees of the engine to look at their paperwork.

To look at Microsoft’s rundown of the games shown in and around the keynote, click here.


SuperSaiyan4 21 Feb 2008 12:53
Another AAA title for the Xbox 360, these great games and exclusives keep on coming wow!

I reckon this game will surpass the 4.5million now that it has a fanbase similar to that of Halo imo I reckon double in sales if not more.
alexh2o 21 Feb 2008 13:59
Awesome! Right about when I get done with Unreal Tournament 3, there'll be Gears 2.

BTW been playing UT3 all day today and yesterday (PS3). Its incredible! Gears graphics but at UT speed with no drop in frame rates! When it come out tomorrow everyone should go buy it. [Hopefully when I try and go online Friday there will actually be people there not just Americans who are all asleep]
SuperSaiyan4 21 Feb 2008 14:08
According to EPIC UT3 should look better than gears but no side by side example but I believe them anyways since the engine always gets tweaked and improved.

Cant wait for UT3 either looking forward to it but for the 360 whenever it comes out.
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